Laundrette continues to garner awards—2016 Best Restaurants of the Year from Food and Wine, 2016 Best Restaurant finalist from the James Beard Foundation—but no award can beat the squeal of delight we hear when someone seeks their teeth into Laundrette’s birthday cake ice cream sandwich. The creation of renowned pastry chef, Laura Sawicki, it has become a signature item at the restaurant and consists of yellow cake, sprinkles and ice cream, taking you back to mom’s kitchen table and homemade cakes. Other delectable offerings include blackberry cremeux, strawberry icebox pie and bittersweet chocolate mousse.
Austin's reputation as a true foodie destination doesn't just apply to the best tacos in town or the top BBQ restaurants—we're also a city with a serious sweet tooth. From the best ice cream in Austin to the best bakeries to restaurants with a phenomenal pastry chef, there are plenty of places where it just might be worth it to have dessert before dinner. Sink your fork into our picks for the best desserts in Austin.