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1886 Cafe & Bakery

#46 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212 (7th Street)
+1 512-391-7066
06:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Management is MIA at this cafe. I called four days in a row, at varying times during the day, to schedule a birthday party for nine people. The person answering the phone was nice (same person three of the four days), and told me it's possible to make the reservation but it requires a manager's password. The manager was never... More 

Thank Jessica D
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast one morning and also stopped in a couple of times for coffee and baked goods. Everything was pretty good. Nothing was spectacular. But a nice option to have when staying at the Driskill.

Thank Mark M
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keep in mind there are no reservations at 1886 Cafe & Bakery so plan accordingly. We were advised to come around 11am after the early rush. We did and waited about 30-40 minutes for a table for four. We were meeting friends we had not seen in years so we had plenty to talk about while waiting. Once seated our... More 

Thank Prescott2007
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really excited to try this place in the historic Driskill hotel. The service was awful and the food was salty. We never got coffee refills and paid 3.25. I tried to order a croissant but our waiter was mia. Skip this for all the other great brunch places around.

Thank Amber L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 1886 cafe is part of The Driskill Hotel. Beautiful layout and very central location. My breakfast while staying at the hotel was included so this was obvious choice. I did however come back here for a lunch with colleagues as the food was so good. Everything is fresh and the venue is quiet enough to have a discussion and... More 

Thank Michael Z
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This little spot was great for breakfast. The atmosphere was nice and so was the staff. Coffee was tasty and it really helped recover from the night before on 6th street...

Thank JACK G
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had the pecan waffles which came with syrup, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pecans and a blueberry jam. Presentation was excellent and the food was great. Hubby had pancakes which looked like a stack of 50. Coffee was good and service was great. They had lots of sweets, but a few healthy options.

Thank janalynn5255
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the main reasons I look forward to go back to Austin. Quality in every sense and a great atmosphere.

Thank JenniferOS89
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Austin for the Formula 1 and as you can assume most hotels have breakfast... However... We wanted to explore Austin, walk the streets and find something along the way. We walked into 1886 and we were very impressed with the architecture, and the restored beauty of the gorgeous building. The service was excellent, the food was divine... More 

Thank daniela1336
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lot of history at this cafe attached to Hotel Driskell on 6th St. Good place to wind down after 6th St. activity. Very high ceilings and very good options on the dessert menu. Tried the peach cheesecake that was recommended and the banana split. Both were excellent. Cappuccino was great too. Great service - ask the server for the history... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?