Give your sweet tooth what it needs at Quacks 43rd Street Bakery in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park may possibly well be the most charming neighborhood in Austin. And it’s due to its quaint collection of local coffee houses, restaurants, and grocers. On 43rd street, across the way from Fresh Plus, you have Quacks Bakery, home to buzzworthy coffee concoctions, precious pastries, and the most enticing danishes in the capital. [Featured image: @glennrose.asshole]
Quacks 43rd Street Bakery is a sweet tooth sanctuary in the heart of Hyde Park. While dining in at Quacks is presently off limits, in normal times Quacks is as a pleasant place for students to study, a watering hole for locals to get their caffeine fix, and a family-friendly bakery for parents to sweeten up their kids. Circumstances as they are, Quacks is presently offering curbside pickup and walk-in take-out orders.
Inside, its enticing array of sweets are on display; from cute, hand-decorated cookies – as well as snickerdoodles, chocolate ginger, ginger krinkle, salty oat (yum.com), and other homespun cookies, muffins, bars on bars on bars – get their Strawberry Oat Bar! – pristine cupcakes, coffee cakes, pies, cinnamon rolls, buttery ass croissants, and – I kid you not – the best, dreamiest danishes this writer has ever had the pleasure of tasting – their Cream Cheese Danish is to die for.
On the coffee side of things, Quacks offers your typical coffee house concoctions, with iced and hot beverages including Vietnamese Coffee, Hibiscus Lemonade, and a variety of tasty and refreshing “Coolers” such as their Sunset Cooler made with Hibiscus lemonade and apple juice. Quacks also whips up some exquisite seasonal lattes; their Pumpkin Spice Latte puts Starbucks to shame.
When things clear up, you owe it to yourself to take a table inside Quacks, pairing a pastry with an iced toddy, to get the full experience. But on the bright side, you can eat any of of their danishes anywhere imaginable and it will still be the best thing you ate that day.