Glazed, frosted, cake, yeast, Texas-sized, mini donuts, vegan, personalized donuts that spell out your name… If you want it, Austin has got it. Here’s a round up of where to find the best donuts in Austin, Texas!
And if you’re not interested in donuts and want some other breakfast options, click here for my epic guide to the best cinnamon rolls in Austin, or click here to see the 18 best breakfast tacos in Austin.
Where To Eat Donuts In Austin
1. Round Rock Donuts
These are truly the best glazed donuts IN THE WORLD. Round Rock Donuts is the place that offers those Texas-sized donuts that are the equivalent of a dozen regular ones…OOF. Whether you get the giant donut or just a bunch of those small donuts with orange-colored glaze (it doesn’t actually taste like orange flavor…that’s just the color), you’re in for a treat!
WEBSITE | 106 W Liberty Ave, Round Rock TX
2. S-H Donuts
photo via UK BBQ Review
Folks in East Austin swear by this place, and I’ve got to admit…these are some mighty fine donuts! Get donuts in every variety, as well as croissants, kolache, and breakfast tacos. The folks there are so, so kind; you’ll leave with a smile on your face.
WEBSITE | 5313 Manor Rd, Austin TX
3. Uncle Nicky’s
Venture into this little Italian eatery in Hyde Park for the tastiest French Cruller donut. Biting into this thing is like biting into a cloud…so fluffy! You can pair that donut with an Italian coffee drink and enjoy it on their patio.
(Click here to read all about my visit to Uncle Nicky’s when it first opened in early 2019!)
WEBSITE | 4222 Duval St, Austin TX
4. Voodoo Doughnut
The Portland donut chain opened an Austin location on dirty 6th street, which is, quite honestly, the perfectly place for these over-the-top donuts that are stuffed and dunked and topped with the craziest of flavors. Because after a night of drinking and partying, what better way to end it than with fried dough? Note that it’s cash only, but they do have an ATM on site.
WEBSITE | 212 E 6th St, Austin TX
5. Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts
Hot, fresh, mini donuts will totally hit the spot as a late night snack while you’re bar-hopping on Rainey Street. Take your pick of a sugar topping, like cinnamon/sugar, chocolate/espresso, or lemongrass/blueberry, and then pick a dipping sauce, like caramel, white chocolate, or Nutella. Yummy.
WEBSITE | 75 Rainey St, Austin TX
6. Combo Donuts
Sometimes you just need a basic, classic, walk-in-the-door-and-order-2-dozen-donuts type of shop. Combo donuts is just that. No frills, just inexpensive donuts in all of the expected categories. This is where I go when I need to get a big order of donuts for a crowd without breaking the bank.
WEBSITE | 1509 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX
7. Master Donut
Sure, they’ve got all the classic yeast and cake donut varieties, kolache, croissant, and breakfast tacos, but the REALLY great thing about Master Donut is that they offer customized donuts to spell out words with your donuts. Want to wish someone a happy birthday in the most memorable way ever? Spell it out with donuts! (Just be sure to place your order a couple days in advance – details on their website.)
WEBSITE | 6100 E Riverside Dr, Austin TX
8. Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts
These are those famous, MASSIVE dessert donuts that are sold from a food truck on South First Street…and honestly, it’s mostly tourists who are standing in line here. That’s because these epic donuts look amazing on instagram, taste sooo indulgent, and…you’ll probably need a juice cleanse after eating a whole one by yourself. By go ahead and do it at least once – every Austinite has!
WEBSITE | 1503 S First St, Austin TX
9. Donut Taco Palace II
This little whole-in-the-wall shop has been serving Austin since 2005 and has a very, very loyal following of customers. (I first learned about this place when I was teaching a 5th grade class at a nearby school, and the students were alarmed I had never heard of “DTP” and quickly brought in a box of donuts to share the next day..) Expect all of the classic donut shop treats here: yeast and cake donuts, a few fun toppings like Cap’n Crunch, breakfast tacos, kolache, danish, cinnamon rolls, and croissants.
WEBSITE | 1807 W Slaughter Ln #200, Austin TX
10. Bougie’s Donuts and Coffee
Bougie’s Donuts and Coffee is the most upscale donut shop that Austin currently has to offer. The donuts are made fresh every day with high-quality ingredients. Whether you get something basic (the classic yeast homer with chocolate frosting and the maple bacon cake donuts are both incredible) or something a little more creative from their rotating menu (mmm, I’m waiting for them to bring back that lemon cream pie donut!), be sure to pair it with a pour-over for a slow, easy start to your morning.
WEBSITE | 5400 Brodie Ln, #930, Austin TX
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