What goes great right after a wonderful meal? Dessert, duh! A little indulgence never hurt anyone, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of best desserts in Austin. Whether you crave chocolate, vanilla, or something fruity… we have a sweet tooth cure for everyone. Complete your night or day with a tasty treat from one of Austin’s many dessert spots.
Who doesn’t love a classic donut? For generations, donuts have been a tried and true dessert for everyone. Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts is the place to celebrate your dessert cravings. They offer a flavor combination that can satiate every sweet tooth. Just their chocolate and cream cheese frosted flavors are enough to make your mouth water. They have specialty donuts like the Big EZ, a donut variation of New Orleans’ beignet dessert. Gourdough’s also features a few CBD-friendly desserts as well!
🗓 MON-FRI | 10AM-12AM
🗓 SAT-SUN | 8AM-12AM
Voted Best Dessert by many locals, Churro Co. is a mainstay for the Austin food truck scene. Paying homage to traditional Mexican street food, Churro Co. is dedicated to giving Austin homemade churro variations. Their menu features classic churros tossed in a variety of sweet flavors. We recommend the Campfire, a take on the classic s’more featuring a churro tossed in graham cracker sugar, topped with Mexican chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and toasty marshmallows.
🗓 MON-TUE | CLOSED
🗓 WED-SAT | 4PM–11PM
🗓 SUN | 2PM–9PM
Nothing beats an American classic like some tasty apple pie. Or any other pie for that matter! Tiny Pies is an Austin favorite for your dessert cravings. With locations all over Austin’s bustling neighborhoods, you can satisfy your sweet tooth any time. Tiny pies showcase various pie favorites including sweet, savory, breakfast, full-side pies, and takeaway pies you can bake at home! Who knew desserts in Austin could have the best of both worlds?!
🗓 Check their site for your nearest location and hours.
This East Austin café is a neighborhood favorite for Eastside residents alike. Launderette is a quaint hideout offering popular brunch items and palatable desserts. What goes perfectly with a cup of coffee on a relaxing morning more than a delectable sweet dish? Launderette’s dessert menu features seasonal sorbet, peaches & cream panna cotta, and mouth-watering coffee custard tarts. We highly recommend their dessert birthday cake sandwich. Even if it is not your birthday, this dessert will have you feeling like it!
🗓 MON-THUR | 5PM–10PM
🗓 FRI-SUN | 11AM–2:15PM; 5PM–10PM
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned ice cream cone from the local purveyor. This quirky ice cream spot serves up cones straight out of their camper van turned ice cream truck! Zed’s Ice Cream is a New Zealand-style ice cream truck that started in Portland, OR and of course, Austin had to have one. What’s great about this dessert gem is all their ice cream is made from real fruit ingredients. This is why it’s one of our favorite desserts in Austin! Tantalize your taste buds and indulge.
🗓 MON-FRI | 3PM-10PM
🗓 SAT-SUN | 12PM-10PM
If you haven’t tried a Crumbl Cookie yet, you are really missing out! These massive cookies are somehow incrediby soft but crumbly at the same time. We know, we aren’t sure how that is possible either. Crumbl will keep you coming back for their weekly changes in cookie flavors. Every time a new set of cookies are available, you will be dying to go and try them! Our personal favorite is the Nutella cookie, so be on the lookout for this special cookie!
🗓 MON-THUR | 8AM-10PM
🗓 FRI & SAT| 8AM-12AM
🗓 SUN | CLOSED
📍5207 Brodie Ln Unit 110, Austin, TX 78745
📍9600 Interstate 35 South, Ste 31, Austin, TX 78748
Get ready to customize your next sugar craving; The Baked Bear is here providing all the options for custom ice cream sandwiches. Hailing from San Diego, this build-your-own ice cream sandwich truck is here to stay in Austin. Enjoy mix and matching flavors by picking out your cookies (top and bottom) and your favorite ice cream flavors. Finally dress it up with your favorite toppings and even get it hot pressed! Don’t forget to take a picture with the iconic “Cookie Monsters Only” neon sign!
🗓 Every Day | 12PM – 11PM
Who doesn’t love that first bite into a doughy, flavorful sweet bun? Nothing beats that fresh-baked aroma of cinnamon rolls just exiting the oven. Well, now you can have it at Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls. Bringing all the home-baked memories to Austin, Cranky Granny’s serves delicious sweet roll varieties, sweet roll ice cream sundaes, coffee beverages, and smoothies. They even cater to the dairy-intolerant and offer vegan milkshakes! Grab this popular dessert by getting it delivered or picking it up, they should have a new brick-and-mortar soon in Pflugerville!
🗓 WED-SAT | 12PM–7PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM–6PM
📍16051 Dessau Rd Suite F, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Nate’s Baked Goods is basically a baked goods lover’s heaven! There are scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies, and the list goes on. There is something for everyone here, and if sweets are not your thing, they have savory options too! Nate’s is also considered a coffee shop, so be sure to pair one of your sweets with one of their many delicious coffee options. Not to mention that the aesthetic of the shop is absolutely adorable, so you can snap a few pictures for your next Instagram post!
🗓 MON – FRI | 7:30AM-4PM
🗓 SAT & SUN | 8AM – 4PM
If you are looking for some traditional homemade cookies that melt in your mouth, Tiny’s Milk & Cookies is the place for you! Not only do they have the best homemade cookies, but their in-house baked pastries and homemade ice cream are a must-try. You really can’t go wrong with any of the sweets that Tiny’s Milk & Cookies offers because everything tastes like it just popped right out of the oven. It truly doesn’t get any more homemade than Tiny’s!
🗓 Every Day| 7AM-9PM
These cookies from Teddy V. Patisserie melt in your mouth! Even though they are large and each cookie contains 125 chocolate chips, it’s hard not to eat the whole cookie because they are just THAT good. While they don’t have a physical bakery, you can snag these at Central Market anytime or get them fresh at Texas Farmer’s Market.
🗓 SAT | 9AM-1PM
🗓 SUN | 10AM-2PM
Looking to get custom cakes or cookies?
HayleyCakes has got your back! She creates art with her bakery for custom party or gift experiences.
🗓 MON-SAT | 7AM-6PM
🗓SUN | CLOSED
🗓 MON-SAT | 7AM-7PM
🗓SUN | CLOSED
Holy Crepe! Whether you are looking for a sweet or savory treat, Le Cafe Crepe has authentic and delicious crepes right in downtown Austin. The French style cafe has a cute photo op in the front too that you can’t miss!
🗓 MON-SAT | 7AM-3PM
🗓SUN | 8AM-3PM
We hope this guide helps satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these desserts in Austin! For more places to check out in Austin download the UNATION app and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok!
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