Lucky for us Austinites, the immediate area of the city isn’t the only place to find some decadent creations. Round Rock, a neighboring city just north of Austin is quickly becoming home to so many spots that may just become your new go-to for dessert. Here’s our guide to the 7 best spots to get a sweet treat in Round Rock.

Round Rock Donuts

106 W Liberty Ave

It’s hard to make a list of the best sweets in Round Rock without including a staple, Round Rock Donuts. This extremely well-known donut shop has been frying up some of the best donuts in Texas since 1926. They’re not only famous for the taste and quality of their donuts, but also the orange hue of their classic glazed donuts which has been said to come from the use of supremely fresh eggs. Round Rock Donuts also serves ‘texas-sized’ menu items which include a larger-than-life cinnamon roll or a donut that could easily feed an entire family!

Sweet Charlie’s Ice Cream

2800 S. I-35, Ste. 132

Sweet Charlie’s offers a delicious selection of rolled ice cream where customers can enjoy in a classic cup, warm Belgian waffle or a Round Rock Doughnut eclair, along with various toppings like marshmallows, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and even fruity pebbles.

Front Porch Frozen Desserts

3107 S IH-35, Suite 770

If you’re looking for a way to cope with Texas temperatures, Front Porch Frozen Desserts is definitely worth stopping by. They’re pretty traditional in terms of their build-your-own frozen yogurt setup, but the number and variety of frozen yogurt flavors and add-ins are anything but average. Their spread of toppings reaches almost farther than the eye can see which can be the best kind of overwhelming. From birthday cake bites to traditional hot fudge, you’ll surely create your perfect combo.

Waffle Love

1300 Gattis School Rd

Deep down, we knew all along that waffles were really just a way to have dessert for breakfast. And although they also have plenty of savory options, Waffle Love is still a haven for those with an undying sweet tooth. They serve traditional options like a plain sweet waffle topped with Nutella but also offer more decadent waffles like The Dulce, which comes with cinnamon sugar, ice cream, and dulce de leche. Their creative concoctions have even been featured on Food Network and The Cooking Channel, making them an extremely popular option for anybody on their cheat day.

Papi’s Pies

10 Chisholm Trail Suite B

If you’re looking for a place to get lunch that also has dessert that you can’t miss, you have to visit Papi’s Pies. As their name suggests, they have scratch-made pies by the slice in flavors that are traditional yet exceptional like Dutch Apple and Lemon Meringue. Pies not your thing? They also have other desserts like Mexican Cheesecake, Macarons and Chocoflan, not to mention a killer savory menu that’s home to crepes, sandwiches and salads.

Maggie Moo’s

150 Sundance Pkwy

There can never be too many ice cream shops where triple digit temperatures are the norm. And at Maggie Moo’s, they’re not only serving plain scoops to beat the heat, they also have the option of taking your chosen flavor to their frozen slab to add toppings that are then hand mixed into your ice cream to make your own custom creation. They also have over 50 rotating ice cream flavors so you’ll never run out of options!

Hands Off My Funnel Cake

4401 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd

As fun as state fairs are, it’s nice to know that delicious fried treats are available year-round and without the expensive entry ticket fee. Hands Off My Funnel Cake is a food truck that has creations that will bring you right back to your childhood summers. They have three sizes of funnel cakes that can be topped with butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon or marshmallow sauce, as well as other classic fair treats such as deep fried Snickers, deep fried Oreos and deep fried Twinkies. Their main food truck is at the Round Rock Outlet Mall, but they also have catering options to bring the deep fried goodness to you!

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