Just because it’s called The Upper Crust Bakery doesn’t mean it discriminates. In fact, this local favorite, ensconced in the eclectic Allandale neighborhood, relishes its diverse clientele. Go in the morning for strong coffee, oat bran muffins, and apple Danish. Traipse back at lunch for avocado and vinaigrette sandwiches on thick, grainy bread and a cold, tangy gazpacho on the side. For special occasions, don’t hesitate to spring for the luscious Italian Creak Cake. Hot tip: Go early enough and get yesterday’s goods for half price — a better deal than a baker’s dozen.

4508 Burnet Rd.
512-467-0102
www.theuppercrustbakery.com