Where to Satisfy a Late Night Sweet Tooth in Austin

Where to Satisfy a Late Night Sweet Tooth in Austin

Sometimes the night is not complete without a sweet ending. Luckily, when you’re hankering for a sugary fix in Austin, there are plenty of options to satisfy your craving. Here are the best places to go when that sweet tooth kicks in at night.

Amy’s Ice Creams

With hot weather year-round, it’s always a great night for ice cream in Austin. Amy’s Ice Creams is a local favorite cool treats chain with multiple locations all around the city. Their ice cream is like a scoop of heaven: soft, creamy, and thick. The Mexican Vanilla flavor is especially tasty. However, if you’re a chocolate lover, you must try out the Belgian Dark Chocolate. You can even add some yummy toppings into the mix. Their stores stay open until 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on the weekends.

With Austin's warm climate, you can enjoy a cold treat from Amy's Ice Cream almost any day of the year.
With Austin’s warm climate, you can enjoy a cold treat from Amy’s Ice Cream almost any day of the year.

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters & Bakery

Mozart’s makes some of the best pastries in town. They offer a huge selection of cookies, cakes, puddings, and specialty hot chocolates. Located right Lake Austin, they have an amazing and huge patio area with live music on most weekends. If your sweet tooth leads you here, try out a fruit tart. Their raspberry orange tarts are divine with a pastry crust that has been dipped in chocolate. Mozart’s is open until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends.

Gourdough’s

Gourdough’s has the late-night doughnut game down. When your appetite can’t do without a delicious fried bit of dough, make your way to this food truck in South Austin. The doughnuts are fried fresh and melt in your mouth. Try out the Squealing Pig–it’s not as scary as it sounds. It comes topped with a cream cheese frosting, strawberry and jalapeno jelly, and chopped bacon. It’s the best combination of sweet, spicy, and salty on their menu. The truck is open until midnight on the weekdays and 3 a.m. on the weekends.

Nightcap

If you’re looking for a classier late night bite, head over to Nightcap. It’s an upscale cocktail bar with great ambiance. They plate their desserts like a work of art. The menu changes quite often, but any of their desserts are sure to satisfy your hankering. Most recently, they have been serving up a wonderful strawberries-and-cream dessert that comes complete with pannacotta and delicious honeycomb. They do a late-night menu every night from 10 p.m. to midnight.

While Mozart's might be best known for coffee with a view, its late-night desserts are some of the best in Austin.
While Mozart’s might be best known for coffee with a view, its late-night desserts are some of the best in Austin.

Halcyon

Finally, don’t forget about Halcyon located in downtown Austin. It has a great, chill atmosphere and a full bar. If you’re hanging out with some friends, go for the s’mores. You get to roast them at the table! However, if you’re not in the mood for campfire treats, go for the chocolate ganache cake. It’s four layers of moist, chocolate perfection. Either way, your dessert craving will not go unsatisfied. They stay open until 2 a.m. every night.

The Low Down on Austin’s Best Cookies

The Low Down on Austin’s Best Cookies

Austin is full of bakeries serving up everything from unique treats to beloved classics. If you have a sweet tooth, you probably want to try them all! Check out the list below for 5 of the best places in town to get your cookie fix.

1. The Steeping Room

If you love drinking a warm cup of tea with your baked goods, this is the place for you. The Steeping Room’s signature Salty Toffee Chocolate Chip cookie is delectably chewy and full of chocolate and toffee chunks. The sprinkle of sea salt on top takes this cookie from good to amazing! Vegans and gluten-free people can rejoice because most of their cookies can be altered for special diets. There are two locations to get your toffee on: 4400 N Lamar Blvd #102 and 11410 Domain Drive #112. To order their cookies and cookie cups for delivery, check out the catering section of The Steeping Room’s website.

Quack's has many types of delicious cookies and other sweet treats to choose from.
Quack’s has many types of delicious cookies and other sweet treats to choose from.

2. Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery

For serious cookie eaters (or those who love to share), Quack’s Bakery has a great selection of huge cookies to choose from. Whether you are in the mood for a fun decorated shortbread cookie, a sweet and spicy chocolate ginger cookie, or a decadent Nutella-filled tea cookie, they have you covered. Unfortunately, they don’t do delivery, so head on over to their Hyde Park location at 411 E 43rd Street for a sweet treat and a unique coffee to go with it.

3. Walton’s Fancy and Staple

For fancier baked goods, check out this cute downtown shop located at 609 W 6th Street. Their delicate Parisian macarons come in all kinds of interesting flavors from pistachio to mixed berry to salted caramel. You can even get them made into a macaron ice cream sandwich! If you want a good ol’ fashioned cookie, though, try the moist, chewy, yummy ginger cookie. For delivery information, go to their catering website.

Sink your teeth into some macaroons a la Paris at Walton's Fancy & Staple, located on West 6th Street.
Sink your teeth into some macaroons a la Paris at Walton’s Fancy & Staple, located on West 6th Street.

4. Tiff’s Treats

This place is known for its deliveries of warm, gooey cookies like Grandma used to make. Order some online as a gift or a treat for yourself. Their classic flavors like chocolate chip, sugar, and snickerdoodle are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. There are 7 locations of Tiff’s Treats in Austin alone, so you are never far from a scrumptious cookie ice cream sandwich!

5. Upper Crust Bakery

Craving an old-fashioned cookie that will make your mouth water? Check out the perfectly buttery, chewy chocolate chip cookies at this Austin institution. Upper Crust’s central location at 4508 Burnet Road and their early opening hours make this a great place to grab a morning pastry on the run or to catch up with friends over coffee. Call them up to get large orders of their tasty cookies, pies, and cakes delivered!