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10 Fine Spots for Macarons in Austin

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Ah, the macaron, that colorful French pastry not to be confused with macaroons, the coconut cookies. Rather, two delicate almond-based meringue cookies are connected with a usually sweet filling. Those wide-ranging flavors go from fruity like strawberry or raspberry, nutty like pistachio, sweet like vanilla, to more inventive like s’mores, peanut butter and jelly, and more.

In honor of Sweets Week, Eater gathered the best places to find macarons in Austin. There are solid offerings from French bakery within Vietnamese restaurant Elizabeth Street Cafe, bakery stalwart La Patisserie, French-inspired restaurant’s dessert offering at Peche, and many others.

Spoil yourself with more baked goods with Austin’s best bakeries. For more macaron fun, check out Eater's Parisian taste test from the famous Ladurée to even McDonald's.

All macarons below are listed in an unranked order. Is your favorite macaron spot missing? Let Eater know through the tipline, comments, or over on the forum.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Pâtisserie

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602 W Annie St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-0033
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The bakery, now with two locations, was built on French pastries, so it makes sense that macarons are the stars of the show. Flavors range from traditional like vanilla to more inventive, such as caramel apple and cardamom honey orange.

2. Elizabeth St. Café

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1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-2881
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Indulge in the Vietnamese restaurant's French-inspired Boulangerie, dishing out daily macarons like green tea, honey lavender, chocolate mint, and many more.

3. Mañana Coffee & Juice

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1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 872-3144
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Find seasonal macarons at the South Congress Hotel’s cafe. This leads to the Austin fall appropriate array of spicy pecan, grapefruit prosecco, almond joy, and raspberry rose vanilla.

4. Walton's Fancy and Staple

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609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3380
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The West 6th Street deli’s counter includes macarons of all varieties, like mixed berries, espresso, and salted caramel, to specials that often-rotating (sometimes with adorable decorations).

5. Bribery Bakery

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1900 Simond Ave Ste 300
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 297-2720
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Both locations of the bright bakery come loaded with ingenious macarons, which change regularly.

6. Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

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800 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 220-9990
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Downtown restaurant Boiler Nine stocks macarons from custom-order bakery Wyeth Patisserie.

7. Péché

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208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 495-9669
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Peche's daily desserts usually include a creme brulee paired with macarons, which changes seasonally. Right now on deck is the chocolate creme brulee with with s'more macarons.

8. Baked by Amy's

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13265 N Highway 183 Ste B
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 918-2253
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The popular ice cream shop’s bakery branch features monthly revolving flavors which might sound familiar. This month’s lineup picks include Mexican vanilla, Snickers, caramel apple, and pistachio strawberry.

9. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-3727
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Sugar Mama's about more than just cupcakes. The macarons change monthly: October's offerings are Oreo and blackberry peach, which are accompanied by weekly specials.

10. Baguette et Chocolat

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12101 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738
(512) 263-8388
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Of course the French bakery sells amazing macarons.

1. La Pâtisserie

602 W Annie St, Austin, TX 78704
The bakery, now with two locations, was built on French pastries, so it makes sense that macarons are the stars of the show. Flavors range from traditional like vanilla to more inventive, such as caramel apple and cardamom honey orange.
602 W Annie St
Austin, TX 78704

2. Elizabeth St. Café

1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Indulge in the Vietnamese restaurant's French-inspired Boulangerie, dishing out daily macarons like green tea, honey lavender, chocolate mint, and many more.
1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

3. Mañana Coffee & Juice

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Find seasonal macarons at the South Congress Hotel’s cafe. This leads to the Austin fall appropriate array of spicy pecan, grapefruit prosecco, almond joy, and raspberry rose vanilla.
1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

4. Walton's Fancy and Staple

609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
The West 6th Street deli’s counter includes macarons of all varieties, like mixed berries, espresso, and salted caramel, to specials that often-rotating (sometimes with adorable decorations).
609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Bribery Bakery

1900 Simond Ave Ste 300, Austin, TX 78723
Both locations of the bright bakery come loaded with ingenious macarons, which change regularly.
1900 Simond Ave Ste 300
Austin, TX 78723

6. Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Downtown restaurant Boiler Nine stocks macarons from custom-order bakery Wyeth Patisserie.
800 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Péché

208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Peche's daily desserts usually include a creme brulee paired with macarons, which changes seasonally. Right now on deck is the chocolate creme brulee with with s'more macarons.
208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Baked by Amy's

13265 N Highway 183 Ste B, Austin, TX 78750
The popular ice cream shop’s bakery branch features monthly revolving flavors which might sound familiar. This month’s lineup picks include Mexican vanilla, Snickers, caramel apple, and pistachio strawberry.
13265 N Highway 183 Ste B
Austin, TX 78750

9. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Sugar Mama's about more than just cupcakes. The macarons change monthly: October's offerings are Oreo and blackberry peach, which are accompanied by weekly specials.
1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

10. Baguette et Chocolat

12101 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg 6, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Of course the French bakery sells amazing macarons.
12101 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738

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