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Where to Find King Cake in Austin

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The beginning of the Mardi Gras and the Carnival season is soon — Epiphany takes place on Thursday, January 6 — which means one thing: it’s king cake time. The sweet, colorful, typically ring-shaped, brioche-based cake stuffed with cream or fruit fillings usually includes a randomly placed plastic baby. Whoever finds the figurine in their portion is deemed the “king” of the day, but also has to purchase next year’s cake.

Many Austin bakeries and restaurants are selling king cakes this week through the end of Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday on March 1. There are New Orleans-sourced cakes at Cypress Grill, options from Sawyer & Co, doughnut iterations from Lola’s, and French king’s cakes from Julie Myrtille, among others. For additional king cake needs, look to local supermarkets, grocery stores, and markets such as H-E-B, Central Market, and Wheatsville.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each bakery/restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the bakery/restaurant themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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1. Stuffed Cajun Meat Market

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12226 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 918-1600
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There are legit New Orleans king cakes available for pickups from the Cajun restaurant and market near Anderson Mill. On deck are traditional plain cakes, as well as filled ones with cream cheese, cherry, lemon, or bavarian cream. Pickup orders have to be placed online with 72-hours advanced notice.

A round cake with a hole in the middle with segments of yellow, green, and purple colorings.
Stuffed Cajun’s king cake.
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2. La Patisserie

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7301 Burnet Rd File Room
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 912-0033
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For a traditional galette des rois (French king’s cake), look no further than the French bakery. The puff pastry is filled with almond and raspberry, and the baby figurine comes with the order separately. Pickup orders are placed online with three-days advanced notice.

3. Easy Tiger

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6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 494-4151
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The bakeshop is taking preorders for its king cake. The bakery’s take is made with pain au lait dough and cinnamon-sugar filling, plus a little tiger figurine hidden in the baked good. Pickup orders for Thursday, January 6 can be placed online. Fat Tuesday orders will be available starting on Wednesday, February 16.

4. épicerie café & grocery

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2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 371-6840
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The Louisianan-French restaurant-slash-bakery is baking up its own galette des rois (French king’s cake) for the season, with a strawberry and almond filling. Orders can be placed online or over the phone.

5. Lola's Donuts

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2406 Manor Rd Suite B
Austin, TX 78722

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop owner Olivia O’Neal’s Cherrywood doughnut shop put together king cake doughnuts. The brioche creations come with a cinnamon cereal milk glaze, sprinkles, and individual baby figures on top. Pickup orders can be placed online.

6. Walton's Fancy & Staple

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609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3380
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The downtown deli’s king cakes are available for preorder for mid-February pickups. Orders can be placed by emailing catering@waltonsfancyandstaple.com or over the phone, with pickups from Monday, February 14 through Saturday, February 26.

Walton’s king cake.
Walton’s king cake.
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7. Julie Myrtille Bakery

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1023 Springdale Rd Building 1D
Austin, TX 78721
(512) 983-2641
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The Govalle French bakery is celebrating Epiphany with its galette des rois (aka French king’s cake) available through the month of January starting on Wednesday, January 5. The puff pastry is stuffed with a frangipane cream. Pickup orders can be placed online.

The galette des rois from Julie Myrtille
The galette des rois from Julie Myrtille
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8. Sawyer & Co

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4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 531-9033
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The New Orleans diner is serving traditional cream cheese king cakes with cinnamon cream cheese. Orders can be placed online, with pickups starting on Thursday, January 6 throughout Mardi Gras.

9. Cypress Grill

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4404 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 358-7474
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This traditional Louisiana-style restaurant has got far south Austin covered for king cake, straight from Gambino’s in New Orleans for pickup and walk-in orders available starting on Wednesday, January 5. Options are cinnamon and cream cheese. Advanced pickups can be placed over the phone.

Cypress Grill’s king cake
Cypress Grill’s king cake
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1. Stuffed Cajun Meat Market

12226 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78750
A round cake with a hole in the middle with segments of yellow, green, and purple colorings.
Stuffed Cajun’s king cake.
Stuffed Cajun Meat Market/Facebook

There are legit New Orleans king cakes available for pickups from the Cajun restaurant and market near Anderson Mill. On deck are traditional plain cakes, as well as filled ones with cream cheese, cherry, lemon, or bavarian cream. Pickup orders have to be placed online with 72-hours advanced notice.

12226 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX 78750

2. La Patisserie

7301 Burnet Rd File Room, Austin, TX 78757

For a traditional galette des rois (French king’s cake), look no further than the French bakery. The puff pastry is filled with almond and raspberry, and the baby figurine comes with the order separately. Pickup orders are placed online with three-days advanced notice.

7301 Burnet Rd File Room
Austin, TX 78757

3. Easy Tiger

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752

The bakeshop is taking preorders for its king cake. The bakery’s take is made with pain au lait dough and cinnamon-sugar filling, plus a little tiger figurine hidden in the baked good. Pickup orders for Thursday, January 6 can be placed online. Fat Tuesday orders will be available starting on Wednesday, February 16.

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78752

4. épicerie café & grocery

2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

The Louisianan-French restaurant-slash-bakery is baking up its own galette des rois (French king’s cake) for the season, with a strawberry and almond filling. Orders can be placed online or over the phone.

2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756

5. Lola's Donuts

2406 Manor Rd Suite B, Austin, TX 78722

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop owner Olivia O’Neal’s Cherrywood doughnut shop put together king cake doughnuts. The brioche creations come with a cinnamon cereal milk glaze, sprinkles, and individual baby figures on top. Pickup orders can be placed online.

2406 Manor Rd Suite B
Austin, TX 78722

6. Walton's Fancy & Staple

609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Walton’s king cake.
Walton’s king cake.
Dani Parsons

The downtown deli’s king cakes are available for preorder for mid-February pickups. Orders can be placed by emailing catering@waltonsfancyandstaple.com or over the phone, with pickups from Monday, February 14 through Saturday, February 26.

609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Julie Myrtille Bakery

1023 Springdale Rd Building 1D, Austin, TX 78721
The galette des rois from Julie Myrtille
The galette des rois from Julie Myrtille
Julie Myrtille Bakery [Official]

The Govalle French bakery is celebrating Epiphany with its galette des rois (aka French king’s cake) available through the month of January starting on Wednesday, January 5. The puff pastry is stuffed with a frangipane cream. Pickup orders can be placed online.

1023 Springdale Rd Building 1D
Austin, TX 78721

8. Sawyer & Co

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The New Orleans diner is serving traditional cream cheese king cakes with cinnamon cream cheese. Orders can be placed online, with pickups starting on Thursday, January 6 throughout Mardi Gras.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Cypress Grill

4404 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749
Cypress Grill’s king cake
Cypress Grill’s king cake
Cypress Grill/Facebook

This traditional Louisiana-style restaurant has got far south Austin covered for king cake, straight from Gambino’s in New Orleans for pickup and walk-in orders available starting on Wednesday, January 5. Options are cinnamon and cream cheese. Advanced pickups can be placed over the phone.

4404 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749

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