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Best Pastries in Austin – 2017 City Guide

February 27, 2017

This guide to best pastries in Austin is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2017 City Guide. #atxbesteats

Croissants, kouign amann, kolaches, turnovers, and pies. Are you getting hungry now? I’m not sure I could live without pastries. I did it during my Whole30 challenge last year, but baked goods make the world a better place. Let me help you out because Austin has an abundance of pastries for you to enjoy. I hope you get to check out all 24 of the places on this list! It includes bakeries and restaurants known for their pastries.

Baguette et Chocolat
12101 FM2244, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Details: French bakery
What to get: croissant sandwiches, crepes, choux creme

Bribery Bakery
2013 Wells Branch Pkwy #109, Austin, TX 78728 and 1900 Simond Ave. #300, Austin, TX 78723
Details: cute bakery by Chef Jodi Elliott
What to get: Pineapple brown butter blondie, stuffed brioche, croissants

Austin Best Pastry Bribery Bakery

Bribery Bakery

Café No Sé / Mañana
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Details: restaurant (Café No Sé) and coffee shop (Mañana) a part of South Congress Cafe; beautiful, light-filled spaces
What to get: kouign amann, croissants

Capital City Bakery
2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Details: 100% vegan
What to get: cinnamon rolls, kolaches

Cream Whiskers
2222 Rio Grande St b120, Austin, TX 78705
Details: cream puffs and coffee shop in West campus near UT; busy student hangout spot
What to get: Fresh Strawberry cream puff

Cream Whiskers

Cream Whiskers

Easy Tiger
709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Details: bake shop and beer garden
What to get: almond croissant, Tiger Claw, all types of bread

Elizabeth St. Café
1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Details: Vietnamese restaurant with a bakery section
What to get: eclairs, macarons, croissants

epicerie
2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756
Details: cute house restaurant with good brunch
What to get: beignets

Josephine House
1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Details: house restaurant with lovely patio and good brunch
What to get: kouign amann, canele

La Patisserie
602 W Annie St, Austin, TX 78704 OR 7301 Burnet Road Suite 102, Austin, Texas 78757
Details: French bakery
What to get: croissants, morning bun, macarons

Lucky Bakery
8557 Research Blvd #144, Austin, TX 78758
Details: traditional Chinese bakery
What to get: egg tart, coconut cream bread, pineapple bun

Austin Best Pastry Lucky Bakery

Lucky Bakery

Mi Tradición Bakery
8716 Research Blvd #2090, Austin, TX
Details: Mexican bakery with traditional treats
What to get: pan dulce, churros

Moonlight Bakery
2300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Details: bakery with almost any kind of pastry you can think of
What to get: cinnamon roll, croissants, kolaches

Peace Bakery and Deli
11220 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Details: simple bakery with a small selection of Mediterranean sweets
What to get: baklava, almond cake

Austin Best Pastry Peace Bakery

Peace Bakery and Deli

Pie-e-tea
12005 W Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78737
Details: bakery of restaurant Pieous
What to get: kouign amann, croissants

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery
411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Details: tucked away in Hyde Park; popular study/hang-out spot
What to get: pies, cakes, cookies

Russell’s Bistro
1601 W 38th St #1, Austin, TX 78731
Details: popular brunch spot with a great selection of pastries
What to get: croissants

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 and 2406 Manor Road Suite B, Austin, Texas 78722
Details: known for their cupcakes but has a creative selection of pastries
What to get: bourbon chocolate pecan bar, s’more bar, cupcakes

Austin Best Pastry Sugar Mama's

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

Sweetish Hill Bakery
1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Details: downtown bakery with a huge selection of baked goods
What to get: sticky buns, fruit & cheese Danish

Texas French Bread
2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Details: spacious restaurant and bakery in West Campus
What to get: ham and cheese croissant, bread

Tiny Pies
5035 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Details: just as the title says, they are the home of small (about 3 to 5 bites) pies; classic and unique flavors, sweet and savory
What to get: Texas Two Step pie, Spinach Ricotta empanada, pie pops

Austin Best Pastry Tiny Pies

Tiny Pies

Tous Les Jours
6808 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
Details: chain Korean bakery with a great selection of fresh baked goods
What to get: Almond Croissant, mini Danish Pan Bread, milky bread

Austin Best Pastry Tous Les Jour

Tous Les Jours

Upper Crust Bakery
4508 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Details: cute and roomy neighborhood bakery; also have savory lunch items
What to get: cinnamon rolls, Danish pastries, Italian crème cake

Walton’s Fancy and Staple
609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Details: adorable restaurant and bakery on 6th Street
What to get: cupcakes, bread pudding

Don’t see your favorite on the list? Let me know in a comment below.

This guide is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2017 City Guide. Check out more of the best eats in Austin, curated by Austin food bloggers, on the full list of guides.

P.S. Check out my guides to Best North Austin Restaurants, Best Cupcakes in Austin, and my Favorite Restaurants in Austin.

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  • I’m so glad you made this list, because there are a TON of them I’d never even heard of!! Need to check out a bunch of these….post wedding. Haha 😉

    • Haha, yes, I’m going to need to go “no carbs” for a bit after all my research. There are so many good places in town!

  • OgitheYogi

    How is Quacks not on the list?

    • I included Quack’s!

      • OgitheYogi

        Ah my eyesight is filing me too early in life! Great, they definitely deserve it! Arguable the best ham and cheese croissant in Austin!

        • No worries, and thank you for letting me know about the ham and cheese croissant! I’ve tried their pies and cakes but need to try that croissant!

          • OgitheYogi

            They have a lot of different croissants, they have some interesting flavor combinations such as the everything croissant with cream cheese (play on a bagel), the asiago cheese and pesto croissant and my favorite ham and cheese (the also have a turkey and cheese but the croissant doughs on both end up tasting very different, I prefer the ham and cheese). Just to give you a heads up that the ham and cheese is some what elusive, as they sell out of them very fast, so come early.

          • I will definitely need to plan an early morning to snatch up some of these croissants! They sound delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  • Yulia Dyukova

    Baguette et Chocolat has been on my must-try list forever! I have to finally make it there and try all the awesome pastries!

    • Yes, make a day-trip out of it and visit all the sights in that area!