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1886 Cafe & Bakery

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
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Ranked #185 of 3,154 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Café
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street
Description: 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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McHenry, Illinois
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185 reviews 185 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had lunch here when in the area on business. This restaurant is inside the beautiful and historic Driskill Hotel. I had the hangover burger, which comes with a fried egg. The burger was decent - I asked for medium rare and they did cook it quite well. Not sure I would eat here again, but it was OK overall. I... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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497 reviews 497 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was staying in the hotel on a recent business trip. I stopped for lunch and got a regular burger done medium. What I was served was well done and really salty. And the bun was a little stiff. I cannot recommend this place.

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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stopped in here just driving by. We were pleasantly surprised with excellent quick service and a nice atmosphere. This was around 1pm or so. I can imagine with some of the ruckus already starting that later on it would be a wild place, but for lunch it was nice, we'd go back again. I had the burger which was... More 

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St Paul Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The 1886 is one of the few sitdown places open early for breakfast in the downtown area but the online reviews about the service made me reluctant to try it. But one day when I had plenty of time I did and I was glad I did. The service I experienced was excellent. If anything my server asked me one... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My friend & I went here for an after dinner dessert & we decided to go in here. The place was near closing hours-so there was 1 other couple in the restaurant. The 2 wait staff were nice & friendly. The desserts was decadent & good.

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Dallas, Texas
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420 reviews 420 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had the turkey sandwich on croissant for $14. It comes with a mountain of slender fries and some interesting bread and butter pickles. The portion was huge. I had to remove some of the turkey in order to eat the sandwich, and didn't even attempt the fries. My friend had the hamburger, which she also could not finish. She... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had breakfast here, the food was ice cold in general, the staff is friendly but I like my eggs and sausage hot . They were gracious enough to charge us for only one meal.

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Conroe, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My quiche was $18 and it was warm and cold so I wasn't sure about that. It had no flavor and it was primarily all crust, nothing unique or good about it. I ordered a iced latte that was both warm and slightly cold, the ice melted quickly, the Chardonnay was room temperature. With all of that being said our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

i loved this place ! great atmosphere, great service and great food. a bit pricey for what the foods are but nothing outrageous. the wait was about 30 minutes so we just walked around dtaustin and got some coffee down the street and came back.

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Lufkin, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A little pricey, but the meal portions are huge so just split it. You'll want your own dessert though.

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Additional Information about 1886 Cafe & Bakery

Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701-3212
Phone Number: 512-391-7066
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Café

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