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Where to find delicious tres leches in Austin

Triple the milk equals triple the taste at these spots, which have been recommended by ATXtoday readers for their tres leches.


This family business serves up all kinds of desserts, cakes, ice creams, and Italian ices.

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City Editor Figi here. I love tres leches, so I asked y’all for help finding the best places in town to get it.

If you haven’t had this decadent treat, tres leches is a sponge cake bathed in three kinds of milk — evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk — usually topped with whipped cream and fruit.

Let’s share a slice together.

Buenos Aires Café | 1201 E. 6th St. | $9 per slice
This tres — ahem, cuatro — leches cake is soaked in the restaurant’s four signature milks, then topped with fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and mint.

Canje | 1914 E. 6th St., Ste. C | $10 per slice
This Caribbean restaurant was recommended by Jesse S., who enjoys the fruitiness its tres leches has to offer (think: coconut, pear, and white chocolate).

Fiesta Mart | Multiple locations | $3.47 per slice
Reader Sara N. said she loves Fiesta Mart’s tres leches so much, she served it at her wedding. That’s quite the endorsement.

Fonda San Miguel | 2330 W. N. Loop Blvd. | $14 per slice
This upscale restaurant’s take on tres leches is served with seasonal fruits and mango sorbet.

A spoon cutting into La Popular's Tres Leches.

La Popular’s tres leches is topped with a generous helping of meringue.

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Juan in a Million | 2300 E. Cesar Chavez St. | $6.85 per slice
This East Austin restaurant has been serving up Mexican fare since 1980, and Chuck C. says its tres leches is good enough to put you in a food coma.

La Popular | 7415 Southwest Pkwy., Ste. 100 | $13 per slice
This fancy treat — which is more like a mini-cake than a slice — is topped with torched meringue, caramel, and vanilla ice cream.

Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries and Cakes | 8907 Circle Dr. | $7 per slice
This cake, topped with meringue, is made in-house at this shop, which also sells shakes, affogato, ice pops, ice cream, and sorbet.

Mr. Natural | 1901 E. Cesar Chavez St. | $7.50 per slice
Reader Liz recommends stopping by Mr. Natural for your choice of a vanilla or chocolate tres leches.

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