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Abby Jane Bakeshop’s king cake
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Where to Find King Cake for Mardi Gras in Austin

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Abby Jane Bakeshop’s king cake
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While Mardi Gras and the Carnival season are very different this year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, there is one tradition that can still take place safely: king cake. 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.

Already, Austin bakeries and restaurants are selling king cakes, since Carnival kicked off with Epiphany on January 6, and Fat Tuesday takes place on February 16. There’s New Orleans-sourced cakes at Cypress Grill, options from Little Ola’s Biscuits and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, and even doughnut iterations from Lola’s. 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.

For more general takeout options, scope out Eater Austin’s takeout and delivery package and the running guide, as well as the ongoing restaurants with pop-up markets list.

A number of Austin restaurants have resumed dine-in service. That level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Austin website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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.

Stuffed Cajun’s king cake
Stuffed Cajun’s king cake
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2. 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 renowned bakeshop is taking preorders for its festive treat. The bakery’s take is made with pain au lait dough and cinnamon-sugar filling, plus a little tiger figurine. Curbside pickups and deliveries can be scheduled from February 8 through 16.

Easy Tiger’s king cake
Easy Tiger’s king cake
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3. Lola's Donuts

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2406 Manor Rd Suite B
Austin, TX 78722

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

4. Little Ola's Biscuits (Olamaie)

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1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-2796
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Southern restaurant Olamaie’s biscuit shop iteration is baking up king cakes for the season, courtesy of pastry chef Jules Stoddard. The brioche/lemon cakes come with brown sugar-spiced cream cheese, glazes, and nonpareils sprinkles. Pickup orders have to be placed online.

Olamaie’s king cake
Olamaie’s king cake
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5. 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 (which took place on January 6) with its galette des rois (aka French king’s cake) available through the month of January. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. It’s also available at the bakery’s farmers market stands at Mueller, Lakeline, and downtown.

The galette des rois from Julie Myrtille
The galette des rois from Julie Myrtille
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6. 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, , through its catering branch 2 Dine 4 Catering, will serve traditional cream cheese king cake for $29.99. Orders can be placed online, with pickups available during the weekdays from Monday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 17.

7. Abby Jane Bakeshop

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16604 Fitzhugh Rd
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 383-5923
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The newer Dripping Springs bakery from chef Abby Jane is currently taking email addresses for its king cake waitlist. Orders are expected to open up in February.

8. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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Those looking for smaller portions of king cake can look to the South Austin Thai restaurant and bakery, which is selling slices of gluten-free king cake, each with a little baby figurine. Pickup orders can be placed online.

9. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-3727
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The Bouldin Creek cupcake shop is getting into the Mardi Gras spirit with king cakes in praline-pecan and Meyer lemon-raspberry flavors. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online.

Sugar Mama’s king cakes
Sugar Mama’s king cakes
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10. 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. Options are cinnamon and cream cheese. Advanced pickups can be placed over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

Cypress Grill’s king cake
Cypress Grill’s king cake
Cypress Grill/Facebook

1. Stuffed Cajun Meat Market

12226 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78750
Stuffed Cajun’s king cake
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.

12226 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX 78750

2. Easy Tiger

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752
Easy Tiger’s king cake
Easy Tiger’s king cake
Easy Tiger [Official]

The renowned bakeshop is taking preorders for its festive treat. The bakery’s take is made with pain au lait dough and cinnamon-sugar filling, plus a little tiger figurine. Curbside pickups and deliveries can be scheduled from February 8 through 16.

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

3. Lola's Donuts

2406 Manor Rd Suite B, Austin, TX 78722

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

2406 Manor Rd Suite B
Austin, TX 78722

4. Little Ola's Biscuits (Olamaie)

1610 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701
Olamaie’s king cake
Olamaie’s king cake
Little Ola’s Biscuits/Facebook

Southern restaurant Olamaie’s biscuit shop iteration is baking up king cakes for the season, courtesy of pastry chef Jules Stoddard. The brioche/lemon cakes come with brown sugar-spiced cream cheese, glazes, and nonpareils sprinkles. Pickup orders have to be placed online.

1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701

5. 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 (which took place on January 6) with its galette des rois (aka French king’s cake) available through the month of January. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. It’s also available at the bakery’s farmers market stands at Mueller, Lakeline, and downtown.

1023 Springdale Rd Building 1D
Austin, TX 78721

6. Sawyer & Co

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The New Orleans diner, , through its catering branch 2 Dine 4 Catering, will serve traditional cream cheese king cake for $29.99. Orders can be placed online, with pickups available during the weekdays from Monday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 17.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

7. Abby Jane Bakeshop

16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

The newer Dripping Springs bakery from chef Abby Jane is currently taking email addresses for its king cake waitlist. Orders are expected to open up in February.

16604 Fitzhugh Rd
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

8. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

Those looking for smaller portions of king cake can look to the South Austin Thai restaurant and bakery, which is selling slices of gluten-free king cake, each with a little baby figurine. Pickup orders can be placed online.

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

9. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Sugar Mama’s king cakes
Sugar Mama’s king cakes
Sugar Mama’s/Facebook

The Bouldin Creek cupcake shop is getting into the Mardi Gras spirit with king cakes in praline-pecan and Meyer lemon-raspberry flavors. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online.

1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

10. 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. Options are cinnamon and cream cheese. Advanced pickups can be placed over the phone. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

4404 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749

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