- May 20, 2016

10 Austin Dessert Places You Absolutely Must Try

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Even though Austinites love hiking, biking, running and many other forms of exercise, every once in awhile you need a cheat day. Sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than a big, juicy burger or a slice of cheesecake. If sweets are your Achilles heel to knock you off your healthy behavior, you need to try one of these Austine dessert places tonight.

10. F & F Fruit Cups

Photo: F & F Fruit Cups on Facebook.

Photo: F & F Fruit Cups on Facebook.

If you want to keep your figure and only splurge a little, F & F Fruit Cups have you covered. Their fresh fruit cups and smoothies will help you keep your calorie count down, but they also have treats with some good ol’ refined sugar like chocolate-covered bananas. No matter what you get, it’s hard to feel guilty when the main ingredient is fresh fruit.

9.  Walton’s Fancy and Staple

Photo: Walton’s Fancy and Staple on Facebook.

Photo: Walton’s Fancy and Staple on Facebook.

Walton’s Fancy and Staple is a definitely a place you want to stop for a weekend brunch. You can get breakfast classics and deli fare. But you must save room for dessert. You’ll have a hard time making a selection with options like honey-bee cake, cream cheese brownie, lemon bar and Aunt Luddy’s white trash. You’ll also want to peruse their assortment of gifts and experience the sensory delight that is their flower shop.

8. Austin Cake Ball

Photo: Austin Cake Ball on Facebook.

Photo: Austin Cake Ball on Facebook.

Cake balls are really difficult to make, so why not let the folks at Austin Cake Ball do it for you? After all, they’re awesome at it! You might have to try each of their 14 flavors.

7. La Patisserie

Photo: La Patisserie on Facebook.

Photo: La Patisserie on Facebook.

If macarons are your favorite bite-size dessert, you need to head over to La Patisserie. They’re experts at making macarons and other French pastries. So get to La Patisserie to take your tastebuds on a European vacation.

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6. Edis Chocolates

Photo: Edis Chocolates on Facebook.

Photo: Edis Chocolates on Facebook.

Sometimes all you need is chocolate. While you can get many other sweet treats at Edis Chocolate, the truffles are the star of the show. Try enticing flavors like spiced Mexican vanilla, blackberry, strawberry, hazelnut, amaretto and many more.

5. Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

Photo: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop on Facebook.

Photo: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop on Facebook.

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop doesn’t waste its time with savory breads. They’re all sweet. They have so many cupcakes, cookies, pies and cakes for you to try, you’re going to have to come back every day for weeks. But we think you’ll be okay with that.

4. Bananarchy

Photo: Bananarchy on Facebook.

Photo: Bananarchy on Facebook.

The concept is so simple, but you’ll still be amazed. At Bananarchy, they take a banana, roll it in something sweet and sticky, and add toppings. You can have them build one of your own design, or you can try one of their specialty varieties. The choices are all yours.

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3. Upper Crust Bakery

Photo: Upper Crust Bakery on Instagram.

Photo: Upper Crust Bakery on Instagram.

If you’ve never had a treat from Upper Crust Bakery, you need to rectify that as soon as possible. They have treats for all times of day. If you need a sweet breakfast, try one of their massive cinnamon sugar rolls. No matter what type of treat you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something to satisfy you.

2. Sweetish Hill Bakery

Photo: Sweetish Hill Bakery on Facebook.

Photo: Sweetish Hill Bakery on Facebook.

Sweetish Hill Bakery is the quintessential pastry shop. They have all sorts of tempting treats to keep you coming back for more. They can also make you a wedding cake if you’re in the market for one.

1. Gourdough’s

Photo: Gourdough’s Public House on Facebook.

Photo: Gourdough’s Public House on Facebook.

Have you ever looked at a restaurant menu and thought a donut would improve every dish? Well, the people at Gourdough’s have you covered. Heck, even their salads come with donuts. But what you really want are their desserts. They have more than a dozen donut dessert varieties such as the Flying Pig, Funky Monkey, the Freebird, and Dirty Harry.

Feature photo: Walton’s Fancy and Staple on Facebook.