Winners of the critics’ choice award for Most Comforting Pound Cake in the 2009 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll, Nothing Bundt Cakes’ homegrown baking duo Dena and Debra hauls home trophies thanks to mouth-melting cakes crafted using natural ingredients and mom-style know-how. Choose from nine moistened cake flavors, such as ravishingly rich red velvet or swirlishly scrawled marble. Sink sweet teeth into the simple pleasures of a frosted cake ($18.50+), or let the bakery’s cakesmiths delve into their bag of tricks, ordering embellished desserts for celebrations ranging from dad’s Independence Day barbecue to mom’s bare-knuckle-boxing tournament (decorated cakes $29.50+). Regardless of flavor or appearance, every cake, from the pineapple-studded carrot cake to the streusel-like praline pecan, comes topped with thick petals of Nothing Bundt’s signature cream-cheese frosting. Sizes start as small as single-serving bundtlets ($3.99/each; $45/dozen) and grow all the way up to a two-tiered cake ($65) large enough to serve larger gatherings or use as lodging in Candy Land.
Dairy mavens at Zero Degrees Ice Cream handcraft more than 40 ice-cream flavors daily, and then pepper their creamy depths with fresh chunks of fruit and chocolate morsels. Scoops splash across homemade waffle cones, and cakes and cupcakes beat out ice sculptures of The Thinker as eye-nabbing frozen centerpieces.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and creates all of its cakes on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization. Craft a custom eight-inch ice-cream cake by choosing from Marble Slab's original ice cream flavors, including banana-rum, black walnut, bubblegum, mango, and amaretto (flavors may vary by location). An experienced cake-builder will place the freshly kneaded delight atop a delicious crust foundation, shaping and decorating the delectable confection into commemorative concoctions for graduation parties, Father's Day, or to celebrate the recent acquisition of new paper plates.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is more than just great smoothies! Every ingredient we use in our food is of the highest quality. Our gourmet wraps, specialty sandwiches and salads are made with only the highest quality meats and cheeses. In fact, like our famous smoothies, every ingredient we use in our food is of the highest qua
Self-serve Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt shop features rotating flavors—including customer favorites cake batter and white-chocolate mousse—ready to be sprinkled with more than 60 available toppings. Yogurt and toppings are both swapped seasonal, to ensure the freshest ingredients, and the shops secret recipe ensures a creamy texture.
The owners enlisted the help of a local artist to decorate one wall with a vibrant mural featuring fresh fruits, flowers, and a sun gentle enough to look at. The environmentally conscious business provides recycling bins for paper and plastic products, recycles most of their packaging, exclusively use recycled materials, including cup and spoons, and conserves energy with LED lights and minimum water usage in their operations. Along with customizing a cup of fro-yo, visitors can customize their tunes by plugging their own mp3 players or phones into a stereo system in the shop's music corner.
Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt is committed to the Austin community, frequently partnering with local schools and charities. They also work with many vendors that share their commitment to the environment and have sustainable practices.