1200 W. Howard, 512/551-2483
Hours: Mon.-Sat., noon-9pm; Sun., 2-9pm
The elotes are superb, thanks to imported white corn, mayonnaise, cream, butter, chile sauce, and a generous amount of queso fresco. But namesake aside, the desserts are the real star.
Austin's favorite dreamy cream with an attitude. Employees are known for their irreverent wit and outrageous serving routines.
10000 Research #140, 512/345-1006
Cake balls: Not just for breakfast anymore. The menu here features appetizers, salads, entrées, soups, and desserts complemented by a well-chosen wine list, a selection of local craft beers in bottles, and a roster of custom cocktails.
3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/215-3633
Sinking a hot-pink plastic spoon into workhorse standards like French Vanilla, Rocky Road, and Rainbow Sherbet, will make your taste buds think it's 1972 again.
12407 N. MoPac, 512/833-8800