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1886 Cafe & Bakery

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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Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great location with a lot of old world charm. The food is superb and vegetarians well catered for. The staff were wonderful even though service can be a little slow. Great if you're ready to relax and take your time

Thank eur0phil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of choices ranging from huevos rancheros in a cast iron skillet to the hangover omelet. Recommend the Hippy Hollow plate of scrambled eggs, roasted tomato and potatoes. Attentive wait staff that kept the coffee cups and water glasses filled. Highly recommend for breakfast.

Thank MBarb10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lobby and open balconies. Great service, fantastic food. We walked around for the short wait for our table.

Thank Linda T
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17 July 2017|
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Response from R0BS411 | Reviewed this property |
There are 6 parking garages within 2-4 blocks from the 1886. The Littlefield Garage is directly across the street. It's been my experience that most garages in Austin are expensive. There is a parking lot across from the... More
Haley E
11 May 2016|
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Response from GlitterChick33 | Reviewed this property |
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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