FINALLY. I have found good pizza in Austin. For being such a foodie city, I have not been impressed with the pizza scene. Now, there are some people out there who are pizza fanatics/snobs and I’m definitely not one of those. Pizza has always tasted the same to my unrefined palette: good. But what I’ve tried in Austin so far has left me wanting more. My favorite pizza comes from the California chain Me-N-Ed’s, and since I can’t get that anymore, I’ve had to find a new favorite place. So far, every Austin chain I’ve tried was disappointing.
Then, I tried St. Philip Pizza Parlor + Bakeshop. Boom. Delicious pizza, located off the 290/71 frontage road near Brodie Lane. I built my own pizza, with goat cheese and mixed vegetables, and loved every bite of it! The dough is buttery and garlic-y. It’s on the thinner side, but the rim crust is nice and doughy. With my pizza (note to self: they are definitely large enough to share) I ordered a cold brew Cuvee coffee. It was good, but a little too strong for my taste. I’m sure it’s high quality coffee, but it was a little overwhelming to drink.
Sharing the space with St. Philip Pizza Parlor is the Bakeshop. Before leaving, we picked up a few pastries. They also have soft serve ice cream. Also, I liked the sign that said “Exit through the bakeshop.” I’m not sure if that’s meant to be purely instructional, but it reminded me of “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and I enjoyed that. Always love a little Banksy.
So, if you’ve new to Austin and are struggling to find pizza you enjoy, try St. Philip. My only complaint is that the don’t deliver!
Austinites: What’s your favorite pizza place?
St. Philip Pizza Parlor + Bakeshop