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San Antonio Desserts

I'm going to San Antonio for about a week and want to know if there are any great desserts there. I'm mostly a chocolate, carrot, and cheesecake guy but I'm also a fan of cookies and brownies. If there aren't any great ones, I'll just go to the Palm. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Tres Leches Cake and Flan - Azuca has great desserts and is going to open a bakery but I'm not sure when. Also Tito's has great Tres Leches Cake.

    1. Mi Tierra has a fantastic bakery, it has to be seen to be believed!!

      1. I'm the last guy in the world to recommend that someone go near the Riverwalk, but the restaurant in the new Grand Hyatt has great desserts (Mexican chocolate figuring prominently).

        Also, the arroz con leche at Cascabel patio restaurant on St. Mary's is just like grandma made.

        1. Dont know where you will be, but the chocolate dessert at Francescas at Sunset in La Cantera Westin is to die for. (the resto is pricey but also a very good meal). The view is similarily great!

          1. Has anybody tried the Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery? Is it any good and does it live up to its name?

            1. And has anybody heard about Nadler's? Also, if you have heard about these places, can you tell me if you think the desserts tasted fresh and homemade? Those two qualities are important to me: I'm not a fan of high fructose desserts made in some factory.

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              1. re: rep123max

                Nadler's is ok. I really like The Cake Shop at I-10 and Wurzbach or Stone Oak/Huebner. Everything I've had from there is excellent, especially the Chocolate Tres Leches

                1. re: saeyedoc

                  I'd agree with that statement about Nadler's, with the qualification that I think it's okay at best. I've got family who live nearby, and they drive right past it any time they need a cake or other dessert.

                  In the spirit of celebrating off-the-beaten-track deliciousness, why not pick up a bag of buñuelos at someplace like The Buñuelo Factory at 1905 West Avenue? Fried-until-crisp disks of dough topped with an absurd amount of cinnamon and sugar—what’s not to like?

                  1. re: saeyedoc

                    You've sure got that right. The Cake Shop has some of the best cakes in San Antonio.

                2. I love desserts and my all time san antonio favorite is at Bin 555. It's north of town off bitters road. They have a blue cheese cheesecake with sour cherry sauce, that is out of control. My friend had their chocolate cake with chile and sea salt and couldn't stop raving about it. If you love dessert Bin 555 is a definate stop. I would get dinner too. Ask them to make the kobe beef pizza ( it's not always on the menu) it is crazy good too.