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My mom and aunt are coming from Michigan (where I grew up) to Houston (where I live now) for a long weekend, and they want to see Austin. We'll be there for a quick, overnight visit, and I'd like to be able to take them to an "Austiny" bakery, as they're trying to start their own bakery back home. If you had to suggest just one, where would you take them for pastries and sweets - I'm not talking fancy, sophisticated and expensive places but tasty, enjoyable and smile-inducing bakeries.

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  1. sweetish hill or upper crust?

      1. re: PappyAustin

        second this. Depending on where you live, they are far out but the best I've had in Austin area.

      2. Upper Crust has my favorite cakes and cookies. Cinnamon's has my favorite cinnamon rolls and sticky buns (plus Chef Loic is a hoot). Chuy Panaderia has my favorite bread and has interesting Mexican pastries they might not see as much in Michigan. They might enjoy eating some kolaches while they're here. For those, I really like the ones at Kolache Shoppe.

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        1. re: stephanieh

          Chuy Panaderia does have good bread. I've come home with a variety of their pastries several times, all excited, and most of them leave me flat. Am I the only one?

        2. Baguette et chocolat is worth the triP west

          1. La Boite might be in line. It's certainly unique if you're out sightseeing bakeries specifically.

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            La Boite
            1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704