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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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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“cheese soup” (22 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wanted to check out the Driskill without paying the price tag and walked into the cafe. It was even more breathtaking then I thought. The details and colors of the building are a must see, one of those places that makes you go “wow”....More

Thank Karolyn O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a light meal before heading upstairs. Enjoyed Helen Corbitt’s Cheese Soup and Butter Lettuce & Pear Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Cheese soup was excellent!! Salad was nice as well. Both hit the spot for a light but filling dinner. Love the atmosphere!...More

Thank KatzTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived right as breakfast was set to close but Kacie our waitress checked with the kitchen to ensure we could still order from that menu. Our breakfast was delicious and fresh. Their baked goods aren't to be missed. The almond croissants were flaky and...More

Thank cstocker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a low key dinner option close to our hotel that wouldn’t break the bank and 1886 Cafe and Bakery did not disappoint. It’s locate inside the Driskill Hotel which is stunning and so is the 1886 Cafe. The menu had plenty of dinner...More

Thank moppa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After visiting the Bullock Museum my friend and I decided to walk to the Driskill and have lunch. We decided that the bakery/cafe was a good option and we were not disappointed. We both had a mimosa and huevos rancheros which were delicious. I'm not...More

1  Thank MomRocco
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Expert baker on site in the historic Driskill Does all the wedding cakes for events, can do any custom cakes . We ordered a 1886 cake gorgeous a birthday which was not only beautiful but very good. Their croissants are the beet in austin Highly...More

Thank rudypaula
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Had breakfast here twice and got coffee every day. Good service, interesting setting. The food was tasty.

Thank BBBBTravel
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a gorgeous old hotel and restaurant. From 1886. Attention to detail is impeccable. Get one of the giant cinnamon buns. We also had soup and a burger. Everything was delicious and well priced. The service was lovely and we then went into the...More

Thank Carole Lynn S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Outstanding breakfast! We were able to sit inside the lobby to eat with full service and enjoy the beauty of the historical hotel lobby. Very sophisticated atmosphere for a reasonable price. If you are wanting to tour thru the Driskill Hotel, I recommend eating brunch...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Honestly I had really high hopes for this place based on its location within The landmark Driskill and its ambience. My husband’s cheese soup was cold, his sandwich dry, and our waiter never checked on us post dish arrival. I felt that $14 for Eggs...More

Thank Meghan V
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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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