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.
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.
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.