The Best Bakeries In Austin, TX

Voodoo Doughnuts | © Samantha Marx/Flickr
Voodoo Doughnuts | © Samantha Marx/Flickr
Photo of Aubrey Cofield
9 February 2017

Made with love and lots of sugar, Austin is home to some of the tastiest baked goods around. From homemade pies to extremely large donuts, there’s no shortage of sweets in the city. Here are some of the best Austin bakeries where you can indulge in some deliciousness.

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

Dessert Shop, Bakery, Pastry Shop, Dessert
© Rachel Kramer Bussel/Flickr
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is a local Austin bakery praised for their spongy mouthwatering cupcakes, plus they work to create a more green environment using only renewable and compostable materials. Everything in their shop is made from scratch with locally sourced eggs and no preservatives. Try their Apocalypse Cupcake, winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, made with rich Valrhona cake, spicy chipotle filling, and frosted with chocolate buttercream. For a non-cupcake treat, indulge in their homemade pastry pop tart with your choice of chocolate hazelnut, triple berry, or bacon-onion jam filling.

Upper Crust Bakery

Bakery, Cafe, American, Vegetarian
Grab some coffee and a morning danish at Upper Crust Bakery. This local bakery features scrumptious sweets made from scratch with all-natural ingredients. Try their croissants or pre-order some of their seasonal pies; this fall, you can choose from pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry, and more.

Capital City Bakery

Bakery, Vegan, Pastries
You’ll thoroughly enjoy Capital City Bakery with their tasty 100 percent vegan baked goods. Besides their mission to promote health and protect animals, they frequently buy local and organic ingredients. Their cupcakes are moist and fluffy with creamy frosting, and whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll appreciate the delectable taste. Try their Fauxstess chocolate cupcake filled with cream, topped with dark chocolate buttercream and a vanilla swirl on top. Their Carrot Pumpkin cupcake with vegan cream cheese spread on top is also a delightful option.

Quack's 43rd Street Bakery

Bakery, Cafe, Deli, American
Key Lime Pie at Quack's 43rd Street Bakery
Key Lime Pie at Quack's 43rd Street Bakery | Courtesy of Dan Brennan
In the middle of Hyde Park is Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery, the cutest neighborhood bakeshop. They offer desserts, a deli, coffee, plus a great atmosphere in which to sit and enjoy their delicious menu. Try their Sour Cream Coffee Cake with some organic fair trade coffee on the side, or savor any one of their pies like the freshly baked Apple Cinnamon Pie or perhaps any of their specialty cupcakes.

Tiny Pies

Bakery, Pastries, American, $$$
Tiny Pies, Pecan Pie
Tiny Pies, Pecan Pie | Courtesy of Madi Rawlins
Tiny Pies is owned, created and shared by the mother-daughter duo Kit and Amanda. It’s just like mom made it but smaller. The quality of the pies is evident in every bite of their seasonal pie flavors. Right now, you can try Strawberry Basil, Nutella, Key Lime, Texas Two Step, and more.

Voodoo Doughnut

Bakery, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian
O Captain, My Captain Donut Voodoo Donuts
O Captain, My Captain Donut Voodoo Donuts | ©Kevin Galens/Flickr
The concept is simple: Voodoo Doughnut creates crazy delicious, crazy looking donuts. Try their new Pot Hole Doughnut topped with frosting and Oreos or Tex-Ass Challenge Doughnut – so big that if you finish in 80 seconds or less, you get your money back. The experience alone is worth the trip.

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