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Quack's 43rd Street Bakery

411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751-3809
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Ranked #391 of 3,114 restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Baytown, Tx
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Bakery has a great location, and great snack selection, but nothing spectacular stood out. I had a macaroon and a nutella shortbread. They were very average. The macaroon was so cold that I had to eat it after a few hours. It was too hard. The nutella cookie tasted good.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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257 reviews 257 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Quacks has been around awhile and has a loyal neighborhood following who love the relaxed atmosphere and the bakery goods. We stopped by several times on this trip to Austin. We were drawn by the atmosphere and the smell of fresh baked goods. We ordered the scones several times, plain and with raisans. Each time, there was a nice sweet... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We just happened on to this place while in the neighborhood and were in the mood for something sweet. It was in the early afternoon so selection was limited. Their cookies are gigantic and tasty. I got a czech tea cookie that was delicious. Building is run down and small. Staff were helpful, but not very friendly.

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Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We found this bakery by accident on a recent weekend trip. We bought a few things to snack on on our trip back to Dallas. OMG! Everything was wounderful! Loved their huge cookes and gingerbread!

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New York City, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have been a Quack's customer for years, and it's a nice welcoming place, where you can pick up some baked goods to take somewhere, or settle in for an afternoon of coffee sipping, internet surfing, and people watching. Seating seems to be at a premium. Since moving away from Austin, I don't get to go very often, but the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Staff not helpful to customers - no smiles at all. Selection was poor, pastry was dry. I have no idea why others are posting so many positive reviews.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were recently in Austin, TX and stopped for rolls and coffee cake. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the staff were helpful. It was conveniently located and we were able to walk there in a few minutes from the guest house where we were staying. There was a grocery store and several restaurants nearby.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Bloody big mug of coffee.. definitely get your money's worth. An amazing display of cakes... we only had a couple of muffins and croissants for breakfast but if I could have done (and could afford it) I would have had one of each!

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San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Small, cozy local coffee shop and bakery. The staff was friendly, ordering was quick, coffee and baked items were excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Yes, I think its the best. I was never a big fan of key lime pies. But I tried it here and I loved it. The same is true for my boyfriend. Now, we come here for that slice of heaven and more! By more, I mean that raspberry-chocolate torte cake (and the related ganache chocolate cakes).. the very moist... More

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