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13 of Our Favorite Desserts in Austin

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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. 

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Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts

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

📍 1503 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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Cold Cookie Company

Satisfy two cravings in one: cookies and ice cream. The classic ice cream sandwich is arguably the best summertime treat! Cold Cookie Company is one of the most popular desserts in Austin since it is a mobile food truck. Their menu features a “choose your own adventure” style to create your dessert. Start with dessert style, pick ice cream and cookies, and finish off with toppings. Oh, the choices you’ll make! Or you can grab one of their made in-house ice cream sandwiches.  Be sure to check out their catering options for your next private event!

🗓 MON-FRI | 4PM-12AM
🗓 SAT & SUN | 12PM-12AM

📍 2512 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

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Churro Co.

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-THUR | 5PM–10PM
🗓 FRI-SAT | 12PM–11PM
🗓 SUN | 11AM–10PM

📍 1906 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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Tiny Pies

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.

📍 Burnet Road, South Lamar, Westlake Shop

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Launderette

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

📍 2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

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Bubble Egg

Looking to try something out of the ordinary? Find the best of both worlds with this breakfast/dessert fusion: Bubble Egg. A traditional Hong Kong street delight, egg waffles are a very popular handheld dessert. Like a crepé, egg waffles are made-to-order and filled with assorted sweet or savory ingredients. Houston-based Bubble Egg brings many flavors to Austin like dessert egg waffle cones and savory comfort cones. Wash it down with one of their signature fruit or milk teas to create the perfect snack combination!

🗓 MON-THUR | 11:30AM-9PM
🗓 FRI-SUN | 11:30AM-10PM

📍 2222 Rio Grande St c120, Austin, TX 78705

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Zed’s Ice Cream

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-TUE | CLOSED
🗓 WED-THUR | 3PM-10PM
🗓 FRI-SUN 12PM-10PM

📍 1814 Harvey St, Austin, TX 78702

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Crumbl Cookies

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

 

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Chrissy’s Icies

Find a sweet escape with tropical sorbet flavors from Chrissy’s Icies food truck. Once you try a bite of this delicious sorbet, you will be transported to a tropical island. Originating from NYC’s Latin neighborhoods, helado is a traditional iced dessert enjoyed on the go. This family-owned iced dessert truck features colorful and delightful sorbet-like treats enjoyed by all. Featuring vegan, nut-free, fat-free, and wholesome ingredients, you have to stop by this Austin dessert staple. We all know Texas heat can be unbearable, but these icies just might do the trick for cooling off!

🗓 MON-WED | CLOSED
🗓 THUR-FRI | 4PM-9PM
🗓 SAT & SUN | 2PM-8PM

📍 2730 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, Texas

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The Baked Bear

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!

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Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls

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 in Austin near the Domain neighborhood.

🗓 MON – TUE | Closed
🗓 WED – THU | 11AM – 8PM
🗓 FRI – SAT | 10AM – 9PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM – 6PM

📍 10910 DOMAIN DRIVE SUITE 106 , AUSTIN,TX,78758

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Nate's Baked Goods

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-5:30PM
🗓 SAT & SUN | 8AM – 4PM

📍401 Orchard St, Austin, TX 78703

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Tiny's Milk & Cookies

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!

More Stuff To-Do in Austin

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!

Tag us @StuffToDoInAustin so we can see where your favorite Austin dessert spots are!

Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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