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Sweetish Hill Bakery

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Downtown
French, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Delicatessen
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1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703-5304
512-472-1347
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Today
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best apple turnovers

Austin does not have great bakeries. Sweetish Hill does better than most. The apple dishes are consistently good, however, and this local establishment has proved its staying power.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Austin does not have great bakeries. Sweetish Hill does better than most. The apple dishes are consistently good, however, and this local establishment has proved its staying power.

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Abilene, TX
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just a breakfast meeting - liked the atmosphere. Coffee serving and muffins are huge. Outdoor seating is nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I tend to avoid pastries and breads, but the homemade soups are excellent, it is a local hang, and good for a fast lunch or coffee to go. On the few occasions when I have indulged in a cookie, they rocked. There's a funny vibe to this place- not in a bad way, it is very Austin, but hard to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Okay, so I've been going here for 15 years, delightfully enjoying it for a variety of reasons. Austin cool? Check Place to be seen? Check for sure! Old town charm? Check. Good Service? Check Good food? Check Okay Decent prices? Check. Fast forward to today and I am boycotting them for the following reasons. Prices have gone outrageous. $2.50 for... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've been going to Sweetish Hill since I was a child growing up in Austin in the 1970's. When I got married in Austin in the 1990's, we ordered our wedding cake from Sweetish Hill and it was the best wedding cake ever! I was recently in Austin for a visit and decided to swing by on my wedding anniversary... More 

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Austin, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We ran over to Sweetish Hill Bakery on West 6th Street to pick up one of their amazing chocolate cakes for our Valentine's Eve post-movie party with friends. While we had made a good run through Central Market South earlier for some deli delights for the informal gathering of friends, we needed some serious chocolate cake to anchor the festivities.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been fans of Sweetish Hill since we first came to Austin. Whenever I drive south on Mopac, I try to stop in on the return trip. Definitely the best "sticky buns" in town!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I suppose you go to a restaurant for the food, and that can't be faulted here. Soups, sandwiches, and of course the bakery items are fresh and delicious, visit after visit. Service, however, is a frequent fail. Finally decided to write a review today after the counter person did not even make eye contact as she took my order, stopped... More 

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Austin, Texas
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48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is one of the best cafes in Austin, cool, unpretentious, non-hipster just normal cafe that would belong in Europe if it would not be just off of west 6th St. The bakery offering is awesome and I had some almond filled croissant that had filling in it for every single bite. Yummm!

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Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I've had Sweetish Bakery catering several times now since it is the go to catering business for UT Law, and I have to say that it is very tasty from its standard sandwich box (sandwich on whole wheat, 9 grain or white bread) fruit cup, Lay's chips, and cookie to its gluten free options. It has a wonderful reputation so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703-5304
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-472-1347

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?