10 Best Dessert Spots In Austin, Texas

desserts in austin

Have you ever felt an intense midday sweet tooth? Like craving so badly for something sugary that you need to satisfy immediately this feeling? Of course, you answered yes. And if you happen to feel like this while vacationing in Austin, then we’ve got you covered. In the state capital of Texas, there are so many outdoor activities to engage yourself, that you certainly deserve to treat yourself to a ‘sweet something’ afterward. So, after exploring its popular parks, going for paddling or boating, and attending a live country concert, remember to pay a visit to any of the following best sweets and desserts spots in Austin. And trust us, you will crave for more.

1. Bananarchy

We're opening up for Valentine's Day! Come see us from 6-10 pm this Thursday at our Space 24 Twenty location (2420...

Posted by Bananarchy on Monday, 11 February 2019

This ‘revolutionary’ dessert shop is the only banana frozen stand in Austin, that actually operates year-round for catering, and occasionally during the off-season. The company operates from two stands and holds a rather eco-friendly approach, using bananas predominantly from socially responsible brands, and also composting and recycling banana peels whenever possible. Their menu is, what else, revolutionary, 'for all proletarian tastes’ and includes dips and a number of delicious toppings, such as Oreos, coconut, or M&M’s.


Address: 603 W Live Oak St. / 2420 Guadalupe St.

Website: Bananarchy

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 10pm / Sat & Sun: 12pm - 12am

2. Chez Zee American Bistro

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Currently being one of America’s best brunch restaurants, Chez Zee American Bistro is appreciated for its high-quality cuisine but is particularly famous for its divine desserts and weekend brunch. Here, they serve a large variety of American fare combined with southern regional influences, mostly prepared with locally produced ingredients. As for the unique desserts, they are prepared daily on site using the freshest ingredients, and just to have an idea, you can order a lemon rosemary cake or a butterscotch pudding, among others.

Chez Zee American Bistro

Address: 5406 Balcones Dr, TX 78731

Website: Chez Zee American Bistro

Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 11am - 10pm / Fri: 11am - 11pm / Sat: 9am - 11pm / Sun: 9am - 9pm

3. Capital City Bakery

We’ll have vegan dark chocolate covered strawberries (drizzled with white chocolate!) in store tomorrow through...

Posted by Capital City Bakery on Monday, 11 February 2019

Purely vegan-friendly, this bakery prepares eggs and dairy-free products, as well as cholesterol-free ones. Their whole philosophy relies upon the idea of protecting the animals, using locally sourced ingredients, recycling, and creating high-quality pastries made fresh daily. Their signature cakes include a scrumptious strawberry blonde cake, a yummy peanut butter crunch cake, and a salted caramel one, to name a few. They also make individual gorgeous cupcakes, as well as epic wedding cakes.

Capital City Bakery

Address: 2211 E Cesar Chavez St, TX 78702

Website: Capital City Bakery

Opening hours: 9am - 7pm

4. Nuha's Sinful Desserts

It's the weekend! Time to start sinning!

Posted by Nuha's Sinful Desserts on Friday, 31 July 2015

It seems that the sole purpose of Nuha’s Sinful Desserts is to completely seduce you in order to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. And since there is nothing wrong about it, head to their trailer where they daily prepare sweet treats and get a ‘sinful’ dessert of your choice. You can choose between seven delightful cookies (or order a mix of them to fully sin) that come in names like pride, greed, or sloth, and contain the greatest ingredients, from cinnamon sugar to peanut butter to marshmallows. Other desserts include the 'Death by Chocolate’ brownie, so order this only if you dare to.

Nuha's Sinful Desserts

Address: 1017 Barton Springs Rd, TX 78704

Website: Nuha’s Sinful Desserts

Opening hours: Tue-Sat: 11.30 - 9pm / Sun: 11.30am - 6pm

5. Tiny Pies

The holidays are here. #ChocolatePeppermintPie

Posted by Tiny Pies on Saturday, 1 December 2018

The word ‘tiny’ can’t be more accurate to describe these mouth-watering pies that have been lovingly prepared since 2011. The idea of creating these pretty small pies comes from the wish to carry an individual piece of the famous baked pies. At the two Tiny Pies shops, they strive to use the finest natural ingredients from local producers whenever possible, while they fill the pies by hand daily. The pies can be sweet (cherry, coconut cream and more) or even savoury (like the spinach and ricotta empanada), and often seasonally-inspired (like the vegan banana cream currently featured).

Tiny Pies

Address: 5035 Burnet Rd, TX 78756 (North Austin)

Website: Tiny Pies

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am - 8pm / Sat: 10am - 7pm

6. Quack's 43rd Street Bakery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

: @rohmaphoto - hard to believe that Austin, TX looked like this not too long ago... Glad we made it through!

Posted by Quack's 43rd Street Bakery on Monday, April 12, 2021

Determined to provide high-quality pastries and coffee, this legendary bakery, the first coffeehouse in Austin, prepares everything from scratch. This means that goodies are baked on site (in their other location) using no preservatives, while coffee beans are not frozen, but freshly roasted in Austin. Organic coffee is also served, but never in plastic cups. Their bakery menu includes indulging pies, luscious cakes (like chocolate fudge or tiramisu), scones, various cupcakes, cookies, muffins, and other specialities like eclairs or macaroons.

Quack's 43rd Street Bakery

Address: 411 E 43rd St, TX 78751

Website: Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6.30am - 11pm / Sat: 7am - 11pm / Sun: 7.30am - 11pm

7. Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge

If you are looking for what we call fine dining followed by a sweet gastronomical treat, then look no further. Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge brings a Texas twist in their southern dining, while their menu features lunch specials, delicious snacks, burgers, wraps, various brunch plates, and eclectic cocktails. Their dessert menu will surprise you and you won’t be able to easily decide: tasty cake balls (with flavours from strawberry to Nutella to Mexican chocolate) or a carrot cake cheesecake? Or maybe a ‘hot mess’ (an explosive combination of chocolate brownie with caramel and toffee crumble)?

Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge

Address: 3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, Austin, TX 78758

Website: Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge

Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 11.30am - 9.30pm / Fri: 11am - 11pm / Sat: 10am - 11pm / Sun: 10am - 7pm

8. Elizabeth Street Café

Last call for Valentine’s Day macaron orders! ?♥️ We’re offering 6-packs for pick-up on Feb 13 & 14. Please call us...

Posted by Elizabeth Street Cafe on Sunday, 10 February 2019

Elizabeth Street Café is a fine marriage of a French bakery and a Vietnamese Café, situated in a lovely area in Austin, featuring a garden patio and sunny indoor premises. The restaurant serves excellent Stumptown Coffee, along with traditional Vietnamese coffee and a rather large selection of teas. Its desserts are equally impressive and tasty and include tropically-inspired macarons that will blow your mind away, fascinating Nutella eclairs, seasonally-inspired tarts, and a variety of financiers, among others.

Elizabeth Street Café

Address: 1501 S 1st St, TX 78704

Website: Elizabeth Street Café

Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 8am - 10.30pm / Fri & Sat: 8am - 11pm

9. Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts.

Gourdough’s in Austin features three locations, two of which serve food (including dessert), and the third one serving exclusively donuts. But these donuts are not the typical donuts; they are filled with a range of different flavours that will absolutely amaze you. Each one has its very own name (usually a funny one), and you pick any of those or you can even make your own. Inside these donuts, you will find ingredients, such as jalapeno jelly, grilled bananas, pecans, fudge icing, a range of fruits, and many more.

Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts.

Address: 1503 S 1st St., TX 78704

Website: Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 11am - 12am / Fri-Sun: 10am - 2am

10. Upper Crust Bakery

We are CLOSED! But these cinnamon rolls will be waiting for you when we re-open on January 2nd! We can't say thank you...

Posted by Upper Crust Bakery on Tuesday, 25 December 2018

This lovely bakery and cafe is the ideal place to visit if you are having a sweet tooth. Here at Upper Crust Bakery, they know how to make you feel better. They use ingredients as fresh as it gets and they prepare everything from scratch. Their dessert menu seems neverending and features flavorful cakes, seasonal pies (now coconut cream), various cookies, different flavoured cupcakes (like Italian Dream or Red Velvet), fruit tarts, and other desserts like eclairs or brownies. The choice is hard but you can always come back!

Upper Crust Bakery

Address: 4508 Burnet Road, TX 78756

Website: Upper Crust Bakery

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6.30am - 6pm / Sat: 7am - 5pm / Sun: 7am - 1pm

A heaven made of sweets

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Looking at the pictures and reading the descriptions are convincing enough to make you walk in these dessert spots in Austin. Explore the beauties of this city and don’t forget to present yourself a sweet treat. You won’t regret it.

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