4222 Duval St., Austin, 78751, 512/323-2686
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-12mid; Sat.-Sun., 7:30am-12mid
While they do offer a delicious assortment of handmade Italian ice creams and fruit sorbets, it would be a mistake to miss the savory selections here. The caprese salad with creamy pesto will whet your appetite for a gooey panini of chicken, roasted pepper, and provolone. Or have the caprese as a panini. The requisite variety of coffee drinks, spirits, and cordials makes this place a neighborhood favorite.
It's the sweet life at Dolce Vita
Rachel Feit, November 3, 2011
Something of a community cornerstone, with economical coffee and a relaxed, sit-and-stay-awhile atmosphere. You can also sate your sweet tooth with a brownie or pastry.
5011 Duval St., 512/458-4472
Offers a wide selection of high-quality doughnut-shop fare, including several flavors of cake and yeast doughnuts, éclairs, Bismarcks, and, of course, doughnut holes.
2820 Guadalupe, 512/320-8484
The aromas that greet you at the door of this authentic Mexican bakery do not lie. The breads, rolls, cookies, and pastries are the stuff of sweet dreams.
8716 Research #290, 512/374-9910