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1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel

1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.1886cafeandbakery.com/
  • Email: driskillinfo@destinationhotels.com
  • Phone: (512) 391-7066
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am -11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 5:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Gelman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for all guests at The Driskill Hotel. Please have your valet ticket validated for a reduced fee.
A word from 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
The 1886 Café & Bakery serves classic American cuisine in a casually elegant setting. We are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily and we serve a weekend brunch menu. The menu features daily specials complimented by traditional favorites such as Texas Pecan Waffle, Helen Corbitt’s Cheese Soup and our acclaimed Hangover Burger. A full bar offers an extensive wine and beer list, along with specialty cocktails.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife's sister was in town from Florida and we took her out for dinner and to show her some of the nicer places in town. We we very shocked at the attitude of our waiter with a very flippant attitude. I believe he was the only one working but still he attitude was not that of what I expected to receive at the Driskill. I was embarrassed as we had been to three other establishments previous to this and received the outstanding service that I usually find when attending restaurants in Austin. Other than that the food was delicious as always, but the service was terrible. ~ Very Disappointed..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "While this is normally considered the informal dining area--i.e., soups/salads/sandwiches--of the stately old Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin, we were presented with a special Valentine's Day menu. I had the filet and my companion had the scallops. Both were excellent. The service was extraordinary and the ambience set the romantic mood for which we were searching. Breakfast, the next morning was equally as satisfying and, again, the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was just great about this. No complaints at all!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Disappointing. We wanted a low key place with special memories for my aging mother in law on Christmas Eve. The service ruined it for us. It was only moderately active, so I am not sure what the problem was. We had to remind our server repeatedly about drink orders, that is if we could get his attention. Their "hand crafted" ginger ale was sprite with grenadine. The bartender was sighing loudly and slamming boxes, obviously angry about something. This was an unfortunate experience, because the hotel looked lovely for the holidays."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I was in town for the holidays and wanted to find a special place for Christmas Dinner for my family as I was hosting. The Driskill Hotel has always been a special place for me. It's a beautiful building steeped in history. When I saw they had availability, I immediately called. I asked if they were doing anything special for Christmas Day and was told yes, they would be serving a "brunch" menu. This sounded wonderful, I made the reservation in anticipation of a "brunch" worthy of the Driskill. Instead, it was their normal brunch menu which includes the "Hangover Omelette", the "Hangover Burger"and the "Hippie Hollow". The only thing on the menu that remotely resembled "brunch" was the Eggs Benedict. A letdown... Good service"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "After reading mixed reviews I decided to take a chance during my Austin trip, and book an impromptu lunch the last day. Glad I did! Set in the grand ambiance of this 19th century hotel, the cafe is yet informal. Promptly seated. My waitress was very polite, sweet; gave me time to look over the menu; made suggestions. Although I was going to get one of the burgers, I went with the Roasted Chicken & Brie Melt suggested by my waitress. I'm glad I did as it was just the ticket: nothing was dry or unappetizing; the meat was tender, the roasted apple and the hatch chile aioli set it off perfectly. The handcut fries were crisp, not overly well done. The manager checked in with me at the end to make sure all was fine. It definitely was!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This is the perfect place for Thanksgiving brunch. It is very quiet and private; the decor is lovely; the food is great; and the service is attentive. It's becoming my favorite place to start the holiday season early on a Thanksgiving morning."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We were seated in the foyer, which was ok but we were the only group out there so we were an afterthought to our server. There were long periods of time with no attention at all. When we went to pay the check we split among the group and the waitress clearly did not understand what we were telling her. Instead of clarifying she kept saying "I know". She did not distribute the payments as we had requested but due to the long wait times we were running late and had to get back to the office, so we worked it out among ourselves. Not the way we have been treated in the past. We will come back and give them another chance, food is too good and prior service has been good so we do not think this is the norm."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Loved our brunch. Everything was perfect. Since we made a reservation we were given a window booth. Food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 10/14/2013