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1886 Cafe & Bakery

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Hippie Hollow
scrambled eggs with spinach, local goat cheese, served with tomatoes & country potatoes
Croque Madame*
shaved ham & gruyere cheese on brioche with pepper jack mornay topped with a sunny-side up egg
Texas Pecan Waffle
fresh pecans, sliced banana, powdered sugar, berries, blackberry jam & maple syrup
Hangover Omelet
pepper jack, green chiles, local Mexican chorizo, served with country potatoes
Smoked Salmon & Bagel*
smoked salmon, red onion, capers, hard-boiled egg, dill cream cheese, served with a plain or everything bagel
N.Y. Strip Steak and Eggs*
6 oz. NY strip steak and two eggs any style with a buttermilk biscuit topped with bacon gravy
Brazos Huevos Rancheros
two eggs any style, ranchero salsa, refried black beans, corn tortillas, chorizo topped with avocado, sour cream & queso fresco
Lady Bird Omelet
egg whites, spinach, peppers, tomato, onions, & goat cheese, served with country potatoes
Bread Pudding French Toast
bread pudding with rum raisins, pecan caramel, fresh berries, banana, finished with powdered sugar
Continental Breakfast
your choice of 1886 pastry, fresh fruit, coffee & choice of juice
Quiche Lorraine
cage-free eggs, local bacon, mozzarella, house made crust, served with artisan greens
Farm Fresh Quiche
cage-free eggs, roasted vegetables, house made crust and artisan greens
Driskill Granola
hand-crafted apple crunch granola, almonds, local honey, mixed berries & greek yogurt
Traditional Eggs Benedict*
two poached eggs, canadian bacon, english muffin, with hollandaise sauce, served with country potatoes
Steel Cut Oatmeal
local steel cut oats, served with brown sugar, raisins & berries
Austin American Breakfast*
two eggs any style, country potatoes, choice of bacon, sausage or ham
Hangover Burger*
grass fed beef topped with smoked cheddar, brown sugar & chile rubbed bacon, crispy hash brown, sunny-side up egg, served on a brioche bun
Vegan Black Bean Burger
vegetable & black bean patty, baby spinach, tomatoes, avocado & white bean spread served on artisan onion roll
Driskill Burger*
grass fed beef topped with smoked cheddar, mixed greens, tomatoes, smoked onion jam, served on a brioche bun
Turkey B. L. T. Croissant
shaved turkey breast with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, swiss cheese, avocado & chipotle mayo
Almond Goat Cheese Salad
local goat cheese, pickled onion, fresh strawberries, candied almonds, dressed with a poppy seed vinaigrette
Driskill House Salad
artisan greens, heirloom tomatoes, shaved carrot, cucumber, red onion, dressed with a house vinaigrette
Helen Corbitt's Cheese Soup
One of the pioneers of classic Texan Cuisine, Helen Corbitt served as the Culinary Director of the Driskill in the late 1950's & later as the Head of Culinary Operations at Neiman Marcus. The Driskill prepares our version of her classic recipe
Espresso Drinks
cappuccino | café latte
Cafe Mocha
Juice Selections
orange | cranberry | apple | grapefruit | pineapple | V8™
Specialty Loose Leaf Tea
rooibos provence, sweet Texas dreams, iron goddess (oolong), jasmine green tea, Fredericksburg peach, Austin breakfast, Keemun panda
Premium Coffee
100% organic, speciality coffee
Maine Root Sodas
sasparilla | ginger beer
1886 Croissant
Pain au Chocolat
Almond Croissant
Buttermilk Biscuit
Banana Pecan Bread
Cinnamon Roll
Seasonal Muffin
Cream Cheese Danish
Cherry Danish
Orange Cranberry Scone
Located on the famed Sixth Street in downtown Austin, the 1886 Café & Bakery is a charming, Victorian-style café in the iconic and historic Driskill Hotel. A social gathering place for locals and out-of-town guests alike for delicious traditional Texas comfort foods that combine time-honored, original recipes with contemporary preparation. 1886 Bakery, with Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone at the helm, features an incredible array of scratch made pastries and Austin's finest cakes.
$8 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food at 1886 bakery is worth the calories. We had a cinnamon roll to split which is huge and delicious!!! We had everything bagels and fresh fruit. My favorite was the avocado toast with the goat cheese...it. was divine!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lisalisala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first place our son and his girlfriend took us in Austin and it was off the charts! When you first sit down do yourself a favor and order the Chocolate Croissants and Cinnamon Roll before they run out - absolutely incredible! We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jim2344
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Driskill Hotel for 4 nights and ate breakfast there each day. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was very professional. The eggs benedict and the fruit covered waffle are outstanding. All of this deliciousness comes at a price....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bakery is worth a trip. Food is delicious. The coffee is delicious. The bakery'c scones and croissants are so yummy! Recommend the almond croissant..won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Deven S
Reviewed January 16, 2019

My wife and I tip our caps to the amazing bakery team for creating amazing chocolate croissants. However, the star of the show is a large cinnamon roll which we could not stop complimenting how good it was. We did take one for the road...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the Driskill and had breakfast here daily. We tried at least half the amazing menu. The servers and staff were excellent and friendly and remembered us each day. They always had the strawberry croissants ready and set aside for the girls as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MSDNguyen
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We always look forward to eating at the 1886 Cafe & Bakery when we stay in Austin. The cafe is full of charm & historical ambience. The service is excellent and the menu items are creative and delicious. There are large windows next to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank txliz2
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Stopped by here on an early Saturday morning while in Austin for the weekend. Had walked by the Driskill the evening before and when I saw the 1886 was here I decided to go for it. Really nice experience; beautiful design of the cafe /...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AvdV80
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Driscoll and googled French bistro and the Cafe came up! Bonus for us as it was in the lobby. The food was fresh and the presentation was very pretty. Service all 3 times was excellent. We will definitely come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Was really fun to enjoy this stylish cafe with really good food, the old look with the Driskill hotel made this a beautiful restaurant. Food was fast, however the service cold speed up. Otherwise a must to pop into and experience the history. Enjoy

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from E1971IStonys | Reviewed this property |
Good luck with that. We paid $37/night as guests of the Hyatt Place. Maybe call the Driskill and ask.
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