Austin’s Most Instagrammable Sweet Spots? We got you covered.

Jade Emerson Hebbert , Life & Arts General Reporter

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 21 flipbook. 

Decadent chocolate swirls with layers of vanilla. On top rests an assortment of candy and a crown of fresh fruit on a mountain of whipped cream. A rainbow of sprinkles cascade down the sides, finished off with a cherry. Click.

The camera eats first in Austin where food not only tastes good but also looks good. To feed your Instagram feed with sweet treats, The Daily Texan compiled a list of photogenic dessert shops around Austin.

OMG Squee

4607 Bolm Rd Suite A, Austin, TX 78702


A local, family-owned business, OMG Squee, makes small batch Asian American pastries from scratch. The shop serves ice cream in a fish-shaped egg waffle, inspired by the Japanese dessert Taiyaki. Also on the menu are doughnuts, macarons and more kawaii treats, which corporate communications sophomore Jenny Nguyen describes as “definitely instagrammable.” 

The Yard Milkshake Bar 

3400 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758


The Yard revamps the classic milkshake by piling ice cream high with toppings and serving shakes in signature glass jars. 

“My go-to order is their cookie dough milkshake,” Nadya Zamora, an interpersonal communication studies junior, said. “Those places that are going for the aesthetic sometimes are not that great flavor wise, but that (cookie dough milkshake) is the perfect mix of everything that is delicious.”

Whipped Bakery & Cafe

15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd B220, Leander, TX 78641


Although the furthest drive from campus, Nguyen said the specialty macarons at Whipped Cafe and Bakery make the drive worth it. 

“They are one of the most unique dessert shops I’ve ever been to,” Nguyen said. “They’re most known for these things called ‘fatcarons,’ which are double stuffed french macarons. They look incredible and they taste even better.”

Voodoo Doughnuts

212 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701


Voodoo Doughnuts boasts a variety of doughnut flavors — from Cap’n Crunch to Maple Bacon to  PB&J. 

“That place is just asking to be Instagrammed,” Zamora said. “The walls are just full of paintings and the doughnuts themselves are just so cute. The bubblegum doughnut is actually really, really good.”

Snowy Village

1700 W Parmer Ln Ste. 244, Austin, TX 78727

For Bingsu, or snow ice cream, Snowy Village is the place to go. This Korean-inspired shop specializes in Bingsu made from a base of flavored ice topped with assorted fruits, strawberry cheesecake and even brown sugar and boba. 

“You can get so many toppings and flavors, and it’s really refreshing during the week after we have to experience the (hot) Texas weather,” Nguyen said. 

Jeni’s Ice Cream

1208 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

For an ideal dessert that pushes her out of her comfort zone, radio-television-film sophomore Maryjewel Cook goes to Jeni’s for its unique flavors, like the BrambleBerry Crisp which mixes jam and ice cream.

“To your right, you look and you’re looking down South Congress, and to your left, you look and you’re looking at the Capitol,” Cook said. “I have definitely taken pictures for my Instagram there. It really screams Austin to me.”