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1886 Cafe & Bakery

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
+1 512-391-7066
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago

Went here to celebrate a friend's birthday and we ordered lunch and desserts. Several friends needed vegetarian options and they were able to accommodate them. Desserts were great!

Thank SadieInAustin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brunch was good and the prices reasonable. The atmosphere is the number one reason to go. Expect to wait for a table. The tables are bunched too closely together. A couple at the next table was talking loudly and we found it very disturbing. There...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the hotel and stopped for a quick bite before leaving. It was a Saturday morning and we should have though ahead as brunch was a very busy time. We had a 15 minute wait but didn’t mind. There’s quite...More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Decent place for breakfast – nothing fancy, somewhat standard hotel fare but in a nice, high-ceiling room. Additional seating in the hotel lobby.

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had Sunday brunch at the 1886 Cafe. It has been great in the past, but Sunday's brunch was less than average. The sandwich buns came burnt. I had to ask for a redo. The rest of the meal was mediocre at best. Service was...More

Thank Annie8530
MitchMason, Manager at 1886 Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback, I apologize that you did not enjoy your last dining experience with us. I read that you are a repeat guest and would appreciate the opportunity to invite you back to deliver the experience you have been accustomed to...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Friendly staff, good by pricey food, and pretty facilities. The experience was unfortunately marred by being berated by a homeless fellow who, after enjoying a cup of coffee at a corner table, decided to verbally launch into the clientele as we all enjoyed a quiet...More

Thank Ollantaytanbo
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

It was very disappointing that after an incredible experience at the Driskill I had such a terrible one in the “old cafe”! Nothing hot, servers were friendly for first few minutes then no where to be found! Brew the pod coffee in your room

Thank jimbo323
Karli S, Manager at 1886 Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We have reached out directly to you for additional details that will help us to continually improve our guests experiences.

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, huge portions! We ordered the Hangover Burger & Turkey BLT. Both were wonderful. The chili brown sugar bacon on the burger was a highlight. Great service too!

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I had the Texas Pecan Waffle. A Texas shaped waffle with fruit toppings. It was good but I was still a little hungary and wished I had orderd eggs too.

Thank Mimi77083
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I was staying at the Driskill Hotel on a breakfast package, so I enjoyed 3 breakfasts here. Opened in 2002, the Cafe's name is in reference to the year the Driskill opened; in the 1970's there was an eatery here called the 1886 Lunchroom run...More

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17 July 2017|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
Good luck with that. We paid $37/night as guests of the Hyatt Place. Maybe call the Driskill and ask.
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$8 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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
Located on the famed Sixth Street in downtown Austin, the 1886 Café & Bakery is a charming, Victorian-style café in the iconic and historic Driskill Hotel. A social gathering place for locals and out-of-town guests alike for delicious traditional Texas comfort foods that combine time-honored, original recipes with contemporary preparation. 1886 Bakery, with Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone at the helm, features an incredible array of scratch made pastries and Austin's finest cakes.
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