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Best Bakery in Austin: Where to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a baked good first thing in the morning or as an after-dinner treat. Whether you go weak in the knees for a buttery croissant, soft and fluffy homemade bread, or something more decadent and sweeter, you’ll find what you’re looking for at local bakeries. From tarts and pastries to brightly colored macarons and sweet cupcakes, bakeries are a real treat when you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth. Treat yourself to something indulgent at these best bakery shops in Austin.

Best Bakery in Austin: fresh breadThe Best Bakery Shops in Austin, Texas

1. Capital City Bakery 
2211 E Cesar Chavez St

Everything at Capital City is 100 percent vegan and made fresh each day with locally-sourced ingredients. We love their signature cakes including the lavender lemonade cake and peanut butter crunch cake. For something vibrant and Instagram-worthy, try the 6-layer rainbow cake or the almond joy cupcakes. For savory baked goods, try the kolaches or the breakfast sandwich.

2. Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
1905 S 1st St | 2406 Manor Rd Suite B

Sugar Mama’s is the place to go if you’re craving cupcakes. Famous for their incredible buttercream frosting and the huge variety of flavors, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the bakeshop. Cupcake offerings vary each day of the week so make sure to visit their website to see what day of the week your favorite flavor is available. We love the Alpocalypse, the winner of Cupcake Wars made with Rich Valrhona cake, stuffed with spicy chipotle truffle cream and topped with chocolate buttercream and spiced buttery toffee.

3. Easy Tiger 
709 E 6th St | 6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd Ste 1100 | 5001 183 Toll Rd Bldg 1 Ste 100

Easy Tiger has multiple locations spanning the city from North Austin to South Austin. The bakeshop features several types of bread including whole wheat oat, ciabatta, and pretzel buns in addition to pastries such as croissants, Danishes, and turnovers. Best of all, the bakery hosts workshops where you can learn how to make bread and pastries using tips and tricks from experts in the industry.

4. Manana 
1603 South Congress Ave

Manana is one of the best coffee shops in Austin. Alongside the coffee house, the on-site bakery offers a rotating selection of baked goods dreamt up by executive pastry chef Lindsay Flagg. While the menu changes seasonally, you’ll find staples like muffins, croissants, kolaches, and kouign amanns.

5. Upper Crust Bakery 
4508 Burnet Rd

Located in North Austin, this bakery has been serving the Austin area for more than 28 years. The bakery features four daily cakes including Italian cream, chocolate Italian cream, carrot cake, and mocha almond cakes in addition to offering custom cakes. Here, you can also pick up pecan and Dutch apple pies as well as bread such as brioche, 9-grain, and Challah.

6. Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery 
411 E 43rd St

Quack’s 43rd St Bakery — alongside Lady Quackenbush’s cakery in the Mueller area and Capt Quackenbush’s coffeehouse — serves up delicious baked goods made using only high-quality and natural ingredients. Everything at this Hyde Park bakery is made by hand without the use of frozen dough or preservatives or additives. For breakfast, try one of the sausage kolaches made with ingredients such as smoked gouda and jalapeno cheddar. For a sweet delight, opt for the chocolate ganache cake, seasonal coffee cakes, or tasty scones.

7. Swedish Hill 
1120 W 6th St

Craving high-quality bread that isn’t packed with sugar like the garbage you find at grocery stores? Head to Swedish Hill Bakery and pick up naturally leavened hearth breads such as their French country loaf, their New York rye, or a sesame baguette. The bakery also offers a large selection of sandwiches and deli delights including caviar and charcuterie boards.

AdobeStock 449767268. Brentwood Social House 
1601 W Koenig Ln

Known as one of the best brunch spots in Austin, Brentwood Social House is also a great place to go when you’re craving sweet treats from one of the best Austin bakeries. Their sweet offerings include a tart lemon tea bread, a decadent Millionaire Bar, and gluten-free and vegan options. For something savory, try the breakfast pie, the Texas sausage roll, or the cheddar pasty.

9. Bakery Lorraine
11600 Rock Rose  Suite 100

Bakery Lorraine is a San Antonio bakery with four locations in San Antonio and one in Austin located in the Rock Rose area. The bakery offers a variety of sweets including macarons, tarts, and eclairs as well as more savory and sweet treats such as scones, cinnamon rolls, cheese Danishes, and muffins. The bakery also makes several types of bread including sourdough and white or wheat Pullman loaves. Take a moment to enjoy the sweet things in life and enjoy a pastry and beverage at the bakery cafe that serves everything from lattes and cappuccinos to fruit juice and Topo Chico.

10. Thoroughbread
1709 Bluebonnet Ln

Located in the Zilker area of Austin, this bakery is all about the bread. Their offerings include fresh-made sourdough and traditional white or wheat loaf bread along with banana Nutella cookies and their specialty “burridoughs”. All baked goods are hand-made using 100% organic flour.

11. Tous Les Jours 
6808 N Lamar Blvd B-115

Tous Les Jours is a chain bakery store that specializes in French and Korean baked goods. Here, you’ll find everything from a savory Croque Monsieur to red bean bread and Soboro bread. They also offer cakes including buttercream cake, cloud cake, and mousse cake with a host of flavors from green tea and sweet potato to chocolate and vanilla.

12. 85°C Bakery Café 
6929 Airport Blvd | 11301 Lakeline Blvd Suite 140

This bakery offers a large selection of delectable breads, sweet cakes, and seasonal treats. Their bread selection encompasses a wide variety of options from apple almond Danishes and multigrain blueberry bread to puff pastries. They also have an extensive cake collection with favorites such as black forest cake and red velvet cake.

13. La Mexicana Bakery 
1924 S 1st St

La Mexicana is the premier Mexican bakery in Austin. Whether you’re looking for empanadas, churros, bigotes, or mantecadas, you’ve come to the right place. This bakery also offers a large selection of Mexican cookies, pralines, and sweets including dulce de leche and chocoflanes.

14. Plaza Colombian Coffee 
3842 South Congress Ave

This Colombian coffee house offers a southern take on baked goods. At the bakery, you’ll find classic treats such as bocaditos, pan de yucca, and pan de bono. Other authentic Colombian flavors are prominent on the menu including empanadas and arepas.

15. OMG Squee

4607 Bolm Rd

This Japanese-inspired bakery offers character macarons featuring cute cultural obsessions from anime creatures to panda bears. The Japanese cheesecake is a must-try as is the Tayaki sundae. The ice cream flavors change weekly and the macarons come in a huge variety of flavors including London Fog tea, matcha, Mexican vanilla, and fruity pebbles.

16. Zucchini Kill Bakery 
701 E 53rd St

This bakery is woman-owned and serves up vegan, gluten-free, soy-free treats without any artificial colors or flavorings. The bakery also focuses on sustainability, using only compostable packaging and locally-sourced ingredients. The bakery offers doughnuts every Saturday and Sunday but get there early as these sweet delights sell out fast. They also do band catering for musicians and offer custom orders with a one-week advance notice period.

17. La Patisserie
602 W Annie St | 7301 Burnet Rd Suite 102

La Patisserie is a macaron and pastry boutique serving up the best French treats in the city. The bakery transports patrons to a traditional French patisserie with all the magic of an authentic French café in Paris. Their macarons are absolutely to-die-for and the mini tartlets and cakes are just what you need for a touch of indulgence. Other bakery items include beignets, muffins, tea breads, and scones.

Best Bakery in Austin: macaronsTreat Yo’Self at the Best Bakery Shops in Austin

Austin’s culinary scene is more than just breakfast tacos and BBQ meats. If you’re looking for a baguette you can toss in your bike basket like a true Parisian or a gluten-free, vegan sweet treat, you’ll find what you crave at the best bakeries in Austin. Many of these bakeries double as coffee shops so you can grab a cup of Joe and a tasty treat to get you through the afternoon or start the day off right.

Best of all, the eclectic city offers a huge range of bakery styles with Korean, Mexican, and European influences so you can find the baked goods you’re craving without hopping on an airplane. Treat yo’self to a decadent cake, a savory pastry, or a refreshing bowl of ice cream at the best bakery spots in Austin.

Erika Marty
Erika Marty

Erika is an avid traveler who has been to more than 60 countries where she finds food, activities, and hidden locales for touring like a local. When she’s not writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and planning her next adventure.

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