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Texas French Bread

$$ - $$$
West Campus
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2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705-3616 (W. 29th St.)
+1 512-499-0544
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful family dinner; interesting menu. Well prepared food. Would love to go for lunch. Reminded me of 'Chef and the Farmer' .

Thank betty j
Austin, TX
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

By day this is a sandwich and dessert shop. In the evening it becomes a fine dining venue that is a real treat. There is a limited menu so go online to make sure they are serving something you like. There is always a fresh fish and meat item. The salads are wonderful and everything is very fresh. You can... More 

Thank Imprimis
Austin, Texas
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373 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch for my first visit. Had a lunch special - half sandwich, side, cookie, and drink. Had the turkey on sourdough, salad with mustard vinaigrette, walnut and raisin cookie and herbal tea for $12. Good bread, good food, good service, good ingredients. Also came with corn tortilla chips and salsa. All was above average.

Thank Jay F
Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Not sure why Texas French Bread does not have a higher rating. It has been an Austin staple since the 80's. It has great atmosphere and an excellent Spinach and Chevre omelet. Would love to find this place if I was from out of town.

Thank CharlotteAmalie
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Had the chicken salad sandwich. The bread was nothing special and the chicken I am sure came from a can and had no taste. Even my Americana coffee was below average. Wont return in the future.

Thank Marc U
Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The baked goods are tasty but definitely not anything like true French baked goods ... First they are huge... Secondly "doughy" not crisp and layered like any I've eaten know France... But they are tasty just not French ... French people aren't FAT their portions aren't either... BUT it's a nice casual place to grab a bite...

Thank Jak K
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313 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my wife. Seated promptly. Comfortable seating. Simple decor, but great feel. Friendly, helpful server. Excellent duck egg omelette appetizer. Dewberry chicken delicious, but $60 for a chicken and potatoes (yes, for 2) a bit pricey. Great bread. Nice wine and beer list. My wife really liked this place. I did too, but lots of choices in Austin.

Thank CharlieinTexas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

From start to finish this restaurant delivers... although a limited menu, it is clear to see why... what they do is perfection... knowledgeable, professional, and funny waiting staff helped our decisions to perfection... each course we almost licked the plates... and what is even better... we had all evening... there was no sense of rush... I even had a tour... More 

Thank NTJKelly
Tyler, Texas
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399 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to try TFB for breakfast after buying some fantastic raisin bread last weekend. We hand pancakes, bacon, French toast and an egg dish on gluten free tortillas. It was excellent. The server was very attentive. The coffee was very good. Value for price was good.

Thank rhpatt29
Bryan, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2015

The best scrambled eggs, fruit is fresh, pastries and bread like in Paris, and even with Latte Art, coffee tastes great. Environment is wonderful, in quiet part of town, real tables and chairs. Wonderful!

Thank ricard057

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705-3616
    (W. 29th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > West Campus
  • Neighbourhood: West Campus
  • Phone Number: +1 512-499-0544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?