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1886 Cafe & Bakery

) #39 of 3,136 Restaurants in Austin €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
+1 512-391-7066
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese soup” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had breakfast and lunch here, both fantastic. Service was prompt and nice. Food was upscale, plenty of options. Pastries were delicious.

Thank okietravel918
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an historical bakery and cafe! The old Ford van out the front grabbed my attention and lured me in! It didnt disappoint. The desserts on display looked very appetising. I got a peach cheesecake. Really enjoyed it- the perfect sized portion. Staff nice too.

Thank Janhen14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked by the Driskill several times while sightseeing; beautiful historic landmark. When it came time to search for breakfast, we walked back and tried the 1886 Cafe inside the hotel. Seating is in the cafe or some tables in the lobby area, where we...More

Thank Elvie66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast twice during a recent business trip to Boston. Had the brisket hash one day and the huevos rancheros the next. Both dishes were well prepared . The service was decent and the coffee just fair. I'd go back.

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bloody mary is so good we went back the next day for another. You can sit at the counter and watch the pastry chefs through the glass. The cream danish is decadant and should not be missed.

Thank cindylou2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This café/bakery was in the lobby of my hotel so I ate there several times for breakfast and dinner. I fully expected so-so standard food, but I was soooo wrong! The food was really good and the fried chicken was better than any I have...More

Thank Ada F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick visit to the Driskill hotel and bite to eat - birthday cake style. The 1886 Signature Chocolate Cake did not disappoint!

Thank camillechasteen
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Located inside the haunted, classic Driskill Hotel, this bakery has an extensive coffee selection baked goods and serves a great breakfast/brunch. I ordered the day's special chicken and biscuits and it was great, served with gravy. My family members each ordered egg dishes and were...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The 1886 Cafe & Bakery is located inside the Driskill Hotel, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Austin. It's a great place to have lunch with friends, then you can explore the hotel. Don't miss the women's restroom - it's so beautiful!

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Of course we wanted to experience the famous Driskill hotel and have lunch but it was a sub par experience. The dining room was closed so we were sat in the lobby. The food was good but the service was unfriendly slow and minimal. She...More

Thank Willwill99
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Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
valet service
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Austin's motto is KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD. Unless noted, there is no dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-391-7066
The legendary Driskill Grill serves exquisite modern American cuisine Tuesday through Saturday. The Driskill Grill is a Four Diamond rated restaurant and is repeatedly ranked the number one restaurant in Austin. The Driskill Grill invites diners to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared fare in the most elegant of surroundings. The Driskill Grill uses locally grown products, seasonal ingredients and cutting edge menu choices which create a truly memorable dining experience. The Driskill Grill has received numerous awards and accolades including the coveted Foder's Choice Award, Zagat's ranking of "Extraordinary to Perfection" and OpenTable's Diners Choice Award. Wine Spectator, America's leading wine appreciation magazine has honored The Driskill Grill with their "Award of Excellence 2011."
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