Food Trailer Friday: Holy Cacao!


I honestly can’t remember where I first heard about cake balls. It might have been from Mike Sutter on Austin 360 or possibly from the folks on the Austin Chowhound board. All I know is after a recent lunch at Gueros I was struck by the need for just a little bit of something sweet (I often have chocolate cravings after eating Mexican or TexMex food). While Hey Cupcake and Sugar Mama’s were in close proximity, I really wasn’t up for a whole cupcake, or really any other big dessert. Enter Holy Cacao, a new trailer just north of the Trailer Park & Eatery on S. 1st. This super-cute trailer offers up a collection of unexpected sweet delights, from the small but oh-so-tasty cake ball to cake shakes to S’mores on a Stick. Nothing about this trailer is ordinary, which is what I think I like the most about it, and after a bit of digging I’ve found it’s receiving a warm reception from a variety of sources, including:

  • Yelp, where a fair number of reviewers have given it 5 stars.
  • Maggie’s Austin, who offers up some lovely pictures of the trailer and its’ goodies.
  • Urban Spoon, where the chef has also dropped by to comment on the largely positive reviews of her offering.

On my visit I limited myself to the cake balls but I did try two flavors, to get a good sampling of the offerings of course. I was happier with one of the flavors more than the other, but I’m looking forward to returning to try other flavors and to sample the cake shake for sure. My reviews are up on Dishola as is a review of a cake shake from silentmeow, another regular Dishola contributor:


In general I really like this trailer and I will be back, even though I will probably have to take a run around the lake before I do so to help make room for all of the luscious offerings. I’m also thinking cake balls might be a fun addition to a party or a team meeting. They are so unexpected.

Holy Cacao on Urbanspoon

Things to know before you go:

  • Everything the trailer sells is homemade so they may occasionally run out of some items. Take this as an opportunity to experiment and try something new!
  • You can order online, so if you are planning to feed a large group you might e-mail them ahead of time to be sure you can get the number and assortment of goodies you are after.
  • Holy Cacao shares its space and parking with another, much larger trailer but there is reasonable parking available. If you go at lunch rush hour on a really great day you may have to jockey for parking, but hey, that’s part of the fun of food trailer eating.

Holy Cacao is also on Twitter, so follow along at home if you so desire.


  1. YUM! Cake on a stick? I’m IN!

    • Natanya Anderson /

      You’ll have to come visit us in Austin soon and we’ll go on a food tour. There’s so much goodness to try.

  2. WOW! What an awesome reception Austin has given us. Ellen and I truly hoped that everyone would love the tastes that we felt Austin was missing but we had no idea the response would be so kind. We look forward to many years of satisfying your sweet tooth. Please come down and meet us personally. By the way, we will move the trailer (perhaps only this once) this weekend (4/25-26) to participate in Art City Austin. Our trailer will be located just east of City Hall at the corner of Lavaca and Cesar Chavez. We will be there all day Saturday and Sunday. We hope you will all come by and support the local Austin Art scene. Once again, thank you all and we look forward to seeing you after dinner at 1207 S. 1st Street, approximately 1/2 mile south of Barton Springs Road, just across from El Mercado’s parking lot.


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