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Old Bakery & Emporium

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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NOt a bakery anymore, but more of a

place 2 buy some homemade knickknacks for souvenirs..there is some information on the city and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marta E
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El Paso, Texas
Loved visiting this place! You will too!

This building is now a place for elderly to present their lovely hand made work, it’s a museum and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Upekkhapr
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Emporium of arts and crafts created by local artists. It is has a History Center, Art Gallery, Visitor Center and is a Historical Bakery built in 1876, complete with an old-fashioned oven and wooden baker's spade.
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1006 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-2424
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

place 2 buy some homemade knickknacks for souvenirs..there is some information on the city and a small museum telling u about the original owners..I walked in while the seniors were having a presentation in the early evening. They had some snacks..and I learned about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marta E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building is now a place for elderly to present their lovely hand made work, it’s a museum and an art gallery! What a lovely place full of love and amazing people happy to help! They had a lot of information about Austin and fun,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were in the city looking for other things to do and called in here. Very helpful people, particularly J!. gave us good information about things to do and see. They have many things for sale in the shop, more arty than touristy but worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Based on previous reviews, I didn't expect to like this place as much as I did... guess I am a true history buff because I thought it was delightful! If you take the time to LOOK, there is a lot to see here. Yes, there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Summer K
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Simple food prepared fresh. Lots of seating. Order at the counter, delivered to the table. Lots of windows makes the place light and fresh.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Companion61049409449, Public Relations Manager at Old Bakery & Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

The cafe closed some years ago. Find unique one of a kind arts and crafts by local artists. The art gallery and history center are located on the 3rd floor. Opening Art Receptions are the 1st Friday of the month, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a great stop to pick up some local flavor in the form of arts, crafts and photos. The downstairs is chock full of colorful gifts and jewelry in a wide range of prices. I picked up a beautiful glass suncatcher for $17, but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AvaE27
Reviewed November 11, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mikelcesc
Reviewed October 5, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank theheatonfamily
Reviewed December 30, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank rzccr
Reviewed October 17, 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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