6501 S. Congress #211, 512/580-1388
European-style bakery and coffeehouse, serving up an impressive array of bready oldschool goodness amid a veritable flood of craft coffee.
Texas-Czech pastries both savory and sweet and with inspired fillings (PB&J, Micklethwait brisket, pickle, and Swiss), plus extensive beer and coffee selections.
3220 Manor Rd., 512/401-3025
Persian sweets are plentiful here, and include everything from the ubiquitous Nan Badomie (almond cookie) to the less common Sagh Aroos (Apple Jam Finger). Dream is equally well-known for cheesecakes, cupcakes, occasion cakes, and Napoleans, as well as cream puffs and tiramisu. They close at 6pm on most evenings, so take these treats home to a sugar-starved crowd.
9422 Anderson Mill Rd., 512/219-1235
Plenty of outdoor seating along the Barton Creek Greenbelt at this South Austin outpost of the popular Austin bakeshop and beer garden.
3508 S. Lamar Blvd., 512/964-8229