4 Spots with the Best Baked Goods in Austin

Jean Jones
November 10, 2016

Bakeries-Austin.jpgWhether your craving is sweet or savory, you’re sure to find something satisfying on hand in Austin. Here are four area bakeries not too far from our Springs at Round Rock and Springs at Lakeline communities that stand out from the competition:

1. Sugar Mama’s
1905 S 1st St and 2406 Manor Rd., Suite B

Sugar Mama’s two locations offer the same decadent menu of cupcakes, cookies, bars, pies, and cakes. Many favorites are limited to just one day of the week, so it’s worth checking the schedule before your visit. If you’re craving the banana buttermilk Elvis cupcake with peanut butter icing and chocolate on top, you need to visit on Thursday, while the tart Jack’s Lemon cupcake and the Peppermint Patty are featured on Tuesday and Friday, respectively. These specials are definitely a hit, but you’re guaranteed to find something delicious every day of the week at Sugar Mama’s.

2. Capital City Bakery
2211 E Cesar Chavez

Capital City Bakery features baked goods with an environmentally responsible twist. The bakery relies heavily on organic and locally sourced ingredients and its boxes are made from recycled materials, and the bakery itself composts and recycles its waste.

All bakery items are cholesterol-free and completely vegan, and the daily menu includes cupcakes, brownies, sammies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cheesecake, and kolache. Walk-ins are limited to 12 cupcakes at a time, with no more than six of a particular flavor, but you can place a larger cupcake order or order a layer cake in advance.

3. Upper Crust Bakery
4508 Burnet Rd., Austin

Part of the Austin landscape for nearly 30 years, Upper Crust is a locally owned treasure. The bakery and café offer a welcoming spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and light breakfast, and the menu includes a diverse selection of pastries like croissants, muffins, scones, and danishes for a delicious start to the day. Stop in for lunch to enjoy soups, sandwiches, and salads, and don’t forget to check out the fresh breads. This is the perfect place to grab a baguette, rolls, or specialty sandwich bread to enjoy at your apartment home.

4. Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden
E 6th St.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, Easy Tiger is the place to go. The bake shop is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving homemade breads and pretzels as well as corned beef and sausages. You’ll find distinctive specialty breads like walnut levain, pane alle olive, and rye batard. Stop in any weekday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a coffee and fresh pastry for just $5.

What’s your go-to bakery in Austin? Share your favorite stop in the comments section below!

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