Favorite Austin Bakeries and Restaurants for Baked Goods

Where do you go when you’re craving a warm, freshly baked cookie (or three)? When you want to reward yourself, or someone else, with a delicious confectionary treat? Or you need a short break from shopping or sightseeing and a quick snack? Pick from one of the bakeries in Austin. For other types of desserts, be sure to visit the ice cream page.

Our Favorites

Tiff's Treats
1806 Nueces St., (512) 473-2600
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3201 Bee Caves Rd. Suite 172, (512) 519-3300
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4301 W. William Cannon Dr. Bldg. E Ste. 210, (512) 687-6800
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A longtime Austin icon that serves and delivers freshly made desserts. Choose an ice cream sandwich made with Blue Bell ice cream between your choice of fresh-baked cookies. And there are lots of cookie choices: butterscotch, chocolate chip, white chocolate. The oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and the chocolate chip and snickerdoodles are great, but all the cookie choices are good. So are the chocolate brownies. Delivery is an excellent concept. Call or go online and order a dozen fresh baked cookies delivered wherever in town you want. Outstanding customer service.

La Patisserie
602 W. Annie St., (512) 912-0033
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La Patisserie

La Patisserie is housed in a small, unusual building that used to be a cottage and was turned into a place to get French pastries. Warm, relaxing atmosphere with soft background music. Great macaroons, chocolate eclairs, and almond croissants. They also serve a good bean and corn soup and spinach salad, as well as coffee and tea. There's a play area for (very young) children.

Polkadots Cupcake Factory
2826 Rio Grande St. Ste. B, (512) 476-3687
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Cupcakes are the name of the game here, though they also have hand-iced cookies and full-sized cakes. But to many, Polkadots is their favorite cupcake place in town, and they can choose from a long list of flavors. Red velvet is quite popular, and blackbottom, cookie dough, chocolate peanut butter, honey and chai, and strawberry shortcake are also good. Staff is very helpful about explaining the different flavors. Small place but well decorated. They also make special order cakes for specific occasions such as weddings.

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
1905 S. 1st St., (512) 448-3727
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Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

Another place for outstanding cupcakes. Kind of a run-down building, but large, great-tasting cake and cupcakes. Many different flavors to choose from. Carrot cake is recommended – lots of carrot flavor and some pineapple. All of their cakes are good – moist, with delicious and not-too-sweet icing. They also have good pies – the triple berry pie is recommended. So are the s’mores bars with cream topping. Friendly service.

Mrs. Johnson's Bakery
4909 Airport Blvd., (512) 452-4750
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Mrs Johnson's Bakery

Housed in a small, nondescript building, in a not so great part of town, Mrs. Johnson’s is famous for its fresh donuts. Inexpensive, fresh and hot, and delicious. A variety of flavors. Recommended are apple, blueberry cake, and plain glazed. They also have apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, and kolaches (jalapeno sausage is recommended). Drive-through service is available. Note their unusual hours: they open at 8:40 in the evening and stay open all night (catering to students and Austin’s large nocturnal crowd). Donuts are freshest when they first open.

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Austin Bakeries News

Austin bakery gets national attention for Kanye's birthday cake

While Kanye West was visiting Austin recently to perform at the ESPN X Games, local bakery Sugar Mama's Bakeshop received a rush order for a cake to celebrate the rapper's 37th birthday. After his wife Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of the 4-foot-by-3-foot cake, the bakery was mentioned by E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Vibe, Billboard, People and Us Weekly. The bakery's owner, Olivia O’Neal said various celebrities have ordered Sugar Mama’s cakes and other baked goods in the past, and the shop has appeared on television and in films.

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