Austin’s Best Bakeries
It’s easy for an Austinite to feel spoiled, living in a city blessed with great weather throughout the year, endless activities and events to attend, and some of the best food options in the country. Yup, it’s a sweet life we live here in the heart of Texas, and the unique and delicious bakeries that can be found throughout the city make it even sweeter.
Everyone loves baked goodies, and the best bakeries in Austin serve up more delicious treats than we can count. When you’re ready to call Austin home and try a new bakery every week, reach out to AptAmigo to make the move to your new city as effortless as possible.
Where to Find the Best Sweets in Austin
1886 Bakery & Café
Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Inside the historic and extravagant Driskill Hotel sits a charming eatery known as 1886 Bakery & Cafè. Named after the year the impressive hotel was completed, 1886 is one of the best spots in downtown to grab a Sunday Brunch. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time while dining at this gorgeous Victorian style bistro. They offer an array of fresh baked goods, Texas comfort food, and classic cocktails (even one of the best Bloody Mary’s in the city). The Driskill is also notorious for several hauntings, so beware because you may end up sharing your sweet treats with an unexpected guest or two.
What to Eat: While dining at the 1886 Bakery & Cafè, indulge in their Texas Shaped Pecan Waffle and grab a fresh croissant for the road.
Zucchini Kill Bakery
Address: 701 E 53rd St Suite C, Austin, TX 78751
Neighborhood: North Austin
For those of us who prefer or need a wheat free lifestyle, Zucchini Kill Bakery in North Austin bakes up excellent gluten-free goodies. They make all of their allergy-conscious recipes from scratch, and they offer soy-free and vegan options as well. We love Zucchini Kill not only for their one of a kind recipes, but also because they’re a women-owned bakery with a name inspired by the 90’s girl band Bikini Kill (rock on!). We know you’ll love the options at Zucchini Kill, and luckily for you, you can even bring home your own cookie mix to indulge anytime you want.
What to Eat: Zucchini Kill loves to get creative with their recipes, so we encourage you to try something new, like their “Key Lime Die” or blueberry basil cupcakes. You won’t regret it!
Address: 602 W Annie St, Austin, TX 78704
One of the most beloved and authentic French bakeries in Austin, La Patisserie will become your one-stop shop for croissants, macarons, and pastries. With every bite, you can tell the bakers at La Patisserie got their recipe inspirations and baking techniques directly from the source: France. Their products are made from scratch every day, so the freshness is guaranteed. You’ll feel like you stepped into a charming Paris cafè without leaving Texas when you dine at La Patisserie.
What to Eat: It would be a crime to visit a French bakery as distinguished as La Patisserie and not try their handmade macarons. We can’t get enough of their lavender and honey lemon flavors.
Capital City Bakery
Address: 1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Neighborhood: South Austin
At AptAmigo, we love Capital City Bakery because of their mission to preserve the environment and protect animals, while making incredible, 100% vegan baked goods. As a women-owned operation, Capital City Bakery was Austin’s very first all-vegan bakery food trailer until they opened their storefront in 2012. All of their goodies are made fresh daily and almost always sell out by the day’s end. The team at Capital City uses locally sourced ingredients and all of their goodies are cholesterol free. At Capital City Bakery, you can feel good about indulging in a sweet treat.
What to Eat: Capital City Bakery has an outstanding and ever-changing cupcake selection. If you can catch them, try their carrot pumpkin or strawberry blonde flavors.
Address: 1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
In the heart of the Clarksville neighborhood in Downtown Austin, the picturesque and cozy Swedish Hill bakery awaits your visit. The creators of Swedish Hill credit their inspiration for the establishment to the bakeries and delis of New York, London, and California. Swedish Hill is the perfect spot to read your morning newspaper, or a great place to grab a bite to go. Specializing in an array of baked goods, such as bagels, scones, and breads, any morning that starts at this Austin staple will ensure a great rest of the day. It is also a great spot for brunch because they offer an extensive deli selection. Moreover, the baked treats are so good that Swedish Hill supplies several other local establishments with their products on a daily basis.
What to Eat: Swedish Hill offers scones and croissants for every appetite, but we know you’ll be impressed with their almond croissant and buckwheat & jam scone.
When you finish stuffing your face with pastries at all of the best bakeries in Austin, how about washing it down with the city’s best margaritas or the best beer? But, if it’s too early for you, perhaps you’ll want to stick to some superb coffee.
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Brett Hayden is a native Wisconsinite turned Texan who loves exploring Austin and beyond. She has a passion for writing and traveling, which she showcases on her blog, “by, Brett Nicole.”