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Old Bakery & Emporium

1006 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-2424
+1 512-974-1300
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Stop at the Visitors' Center Counter

We met so many nice people on our trip to Texas, I’ve lost count. One that stands out in my mind... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Willoughby, Ohio
Local arts

This old building is worth a look. The history is told in a museum upstairs. Downstairs is a shop... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
East Bay, California
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Bakery built in 1876, complete with an old-fashioned oven and wooden baker's spade.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“handmade art” (2 reviews)
“shop” (6 reviews)
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1006 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-2424
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We met so many nice people on our trip to Texas, I’ve lost count. One that stands out in my mind though was Shane at the Visitors' Center at the Old Bakery & Emporium. The reason for our trip was to move my nephew to...More

Thank mikelcesc
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This old building is worth a look. The history is told in a museum upstairs. Downstairs is a shop of local made things you can buy. Great way to support the local arts. Recommend.

Thank theheatonfamily
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is beautiful building at right side when you almost arrive to the Capitol. Cozy, charn, and also a very friendly staff, in a place you could find those special gifts for your self or for others.

1  Thank rzccr
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a delightful shop! A wide range of QUALITY handmade art and craft items, made by "seniors" over age 50. There's also a free art gallery upstairs, and a small museum area. We bought some beautiful dessert/appetizer plates that are very unique.

3  Thank Lainy325
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We did not expect to find a jewel in the rough in the Old Bakery. We saw the best of local, handmade art and crafts. The staff could not have been more helpful and we found everything we needed to satisfy our shopping for friends...More

2  Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I absolutely adore this place! The building was an old bakery and has the items from it in a museum upstairs on display. The downstairs is a visitor's center and a store for artists 65 years and older to sell their works. I purchased several...More

1  Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 17 January 2014

This is a lovely little place about a long block from the capitol. It's a bit inauspicious and it bills itself as a visitor's center, mini-museum upstairs and a crafts market with all the artisans local residents over 50. Okay, I'm over 50, and I'm...More

3  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This beautiful antique building houses a visitor center, mini museum and an art gallery highlighting the work of elder craftspeople. It's all wonderful but I was especially impressed with the variety of outstanding "craft/art" items on display and for sale. Jewelry, art, fabric design, clothing,...More

2  Thank LeahPhiladelphia_PA
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Located across from the Capital Building this lovely store has tasteful and well made Texas souvenirs from handmade cards, wearing apparel, stained glass, paintings, jewelry and other crafts made by talented senior citizens. The Bakery and Sandwich shop is closed but still worth a visit....More

Thank clearspace
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Maybe it's just me, but I expected some fresh bread. Lots of original handmade Texas items for purchase and antiques to view but that's about it.

1  Thank Agmedman
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