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Russell's Bakery

Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries
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3339 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78731
+1 512-419-7877
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch
Description: Russell's Bakery is a locally owned Austin bakery, coffee bar and cafe. We...
Russell's Bakery is a locally owned Austin bakery, coffee bar and cafe. We have been serving the Austin community for over 25 years. Our delicious cinnamon rolls are calling your name!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Neighborhood gem

Ate here at least once a month when I worked nearby. Now only get there once every 3 months or so. I never had anything here that i didn't like: favorite cake-Italian Cream cake, favorite pastry-strawberry danish, & favorite croissant-Turkey/Provolone. My friend goes for the schenken (German... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Geneve M
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very good baked goods selection. I travel to Austin sometimes and make it a point to visit. Especially on the morning when I return and able to buy from the discounted items. Nothing like paying a couple bucks and the 1 day old does not make much difference. Free refills on good coffee; can't beat that.

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in during your visits! Austin's a big place, so it feels good to know that you make time for us. Looking forward to seeing you next time you're in town. Take care, Russell's Bakery Team More 

San Antonio, Texas
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552 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First time here because in the vicinity of an appointment and needed a quick snack and meal.. Place had plenty of seating and although sign on door indicated lunch 11:30 to 2:00, the guy behind the counter told us serve lunch until 5:00. The pastry counter was full of delicious looking goodies so we ordered a few of these. Although... More 

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear your first experience eating with us was a little uneven. We appreciate your feedback, and we'd love the chance to show you a truly excellent experience. We know we can! All the best, Russell's Bakery Team More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Ate here at least once a month when I worked nearby. Now only get there once every 3 months or so. I never had anything here that i didn't like: favorite cake-Italian Cream cake, favorite pastry-strawberry danish, & favorite croissant-Turkey/Provolone. My friend goes for the schenken (German pastry) -he typically will buy all they have when he comes to town.... More 

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

Great choice on the Italian Cream Cake, Geneve! We will definitely pass on your compliments to our staff. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Russell's Bakery Team More 

Austin, Texas
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Russell's Bakery on Hancock & Exposition was my spot for a quick Friday lunch solo and on the fly. This is a long time neighborhood bakery and coffee shop. For lunch I had the chicken salad croissant and a latte with a slice of pumpkin bread for later. The sandwich was a thick and chewy chicken salad without too much... More 

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

Reliable food and good, neighborhood service? That's exactly what we aim for! We appreciate you coming in for lunch -- and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your chicken salad so much. We wish your latte had impressed you a little more, but we're glad you enjoyed your meal overall. We look forward to seeing you again soon! All the... More 

Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love the baked goods here! Finally stopped by for lunch, wish I hadn't. Sandwiches are served cold (even though we asked for toasted), insufficient condiments, bland. I'll keep stopping by for the bakery. But I won't eat here again.

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

While we're happy you love our baked goods, we wish you were just as impressed with our lunch. What you're describing here doesn't sound like us, so we can only imagine there was some miscommunication on our end about whether or not you wanted your sandwich toasted. Still, it should've been flavorful, so we apologize that yours wasn't. It sounds... More 

Owasso, Oklahoma
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to meet and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the "people"! Conveniently located, Not much parking but excellent pastries and coffee once you get inside!

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoy people watching over a cup of coffee here, Sandra! Come back for another pastry any time. See you soon, Russell's Bakery Team More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Ate here this morning, an awesome place. Got some sweet pastries for a good price and they were fantastic. Look forward to coming again and getting some with my friends.

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by, Paul! We're happy to read you enjoyed the pastries. We've also got a lunch menu with some great soups like Tortilla or Tomato Bisque if you're in the mood for some comfort food. Looking forward to seeing you and your friends soon! All the best, Russell's Bakery Team More 

Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here several times and while it's a convenient place to have a coffee meeting, either business or personal, the food is subpar and recently the service (mostly attitude) of the counter staff is very poor -- disinterested and lackluster to say the very least. I"d give it only 2.5 stars if that were an option.

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

Susan, we're sorry to read that your service hasn't been on point. We're typically known for our friendly and efficient staff, so it's surprising to read otherwise. It's possible you caught us on some off-days, but I understand your frustration here. We hope this doesn't deter you from coming back for another coffee meeting because we know we can do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Came to get a few muffins and tea. I ended up ordering brkfst and it was very good. Good value and wonderful staff.

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

Glad to read you enjoyed your breakfast with us! We see it's been a little while since you got in touch, but next time you need your muffins and tea fix, we'll have some waiting for you. Until then, Russell's Bakery Team More 

Austin, Texas
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179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well, I only have 1 thing to say - why are your sugar cookies $4 a piece!!?? The other day, I ran in to buy my child a Texas Longhorn cut out cookie and imagine my surprise when you asked me to pay $4 for 1 cookie! WHAT??!! REALLY!!?? Guess I won't be going back.

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Russell M, Owner at Russell's Bakery, responded to this review

There's nothing more frustrating than getting to a register and realizing the cost of something isn't what you were expecting. It looks like we weren't as clear as we could've been with our pricing, so I apologize for the misunderstanding. Our hand decorated cookies, like the one you bought, are cut, baked, dipped, and then hand painted, so we price... More 

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Additional Information about Russell's Bakery

Address: 3339 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Phone Number: +1 512-419-7877
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3339 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78731
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-419-7877

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Description

Russell's Bakery is a locally owned Austin bakery, coffee bar and cafe. We have been serving the Austin community for over 25 years. Our delicious cinnamon rolls are calling your name!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?