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1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel

4.4
149 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch (4)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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 - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(512) 391-7066
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Troy Knapp
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for all guests at The Driskill Hotel. Please have your valet ticket validated for a reduced fee.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 149 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBill (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Dinning at the 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel was a disappointment. There was no hostess present the evening I visited the cafe for dinner and the server was overworked. The server did his best but he needed more assistance. The menu is limited and the food was ok but not great. I would not recommend the cafe for an evening meal.

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JulieM (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Restaurant is pretty empty... would have liked more people around.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Scottish waiter is fantastic. The food came up very quickly and as ordered. Great breakfast experience. Works for business meetings.

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vipKurtP (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Quite nice.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
1.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

2 of 3 were seated and when 3rd party arrived the hostess said there was no reso under that name ...even after she asked the first 2 who was “Jane” so obviously she had the reso down. 3rd party had to wait until we went looking for her. Service was very slow. All 3 of us received the wrong salad but were so hungry we didn’t realize it until later. When we noted it to waiter he responded “What would you like?” Ultimately they gave us a small discount and coffee and 1 dessert was free. Very sad for such a beautiful hotel.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

A beautiful location and delicious food. I was a great place to take family from out of town to lunch.

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Kate9 (Austin)
1.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

The service was extremely disappointing. The waiter was rude and impatient. He never asked us if we wanted drinks. He got our order wrong too. It was my first time visiting Texas. My boyfriend brought me here for a special date night. We were very disgusted by the end of the meal and would not recommend a friend to visit your restaurant.

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OnTheRoadFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The Driskill’s 1886 Cafe & Bakery is always a great spot for a nice meal. We had a wonderful dinner with great service!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place for Brunch. The Pecan waffle was delicious. The ambience was very pleasant. Service was a little slow. Would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a must to stop when I am in town. Wonderful food, great service and a big part of Austin Texas.

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vipbpool (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Best fried chicken I've had in a long time! Very tender!

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vipBestAustinLunchSpot (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Hotel locals for Cafe often lead to disappointments but not here. The Cafe at the Driskill is best of Austin food choices and a great menu. From comfort food to historic Driskill hotel menu items. Not to be missed!

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the best steak and eggs breakfast I have had. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

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vipSuperiore (Houston)
1.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Wait for service was way too long even for a special occasion or for not being in a hurry

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vipLimey (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

I love coming to this place for business breakfast meetings. The food is good, the setting is cool and the service is excellent.

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1886Review (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

A fun, restaurant with some excellent croissant options and a wonderful breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu. Mimosas tasted a bit off, but it could have been the champagne used or quality of orange juice this season. Great place though and highly recommended. The lobby of the hotel and the bar are musts!

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BCBH (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

I have eaten here several times before and was always pleased. I had a friend visiting from New York and wanted her to experience the Driskill hotel and the great food. I was very disappointed in the lunch. The food, overall, was just not that good. Everything was cold and the sandwiches tasted like they were on day old bread. The waiter was okay but not as friendly and helpful as others in the past. He seemed like he was just doing his job. No personality in it. The noise was like a high school cafeteria. We could hardly hear each other talk at the table for the noise in the kitchen. Very disappointed overall.

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SalAustin (Austin)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

In a word, AWESOME! Service and food were impeccable. My first time here, but will not be the last!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Went here for breakfast twice since we were staying at the Driskill hotel. Staff are friendly. Food was good...nothing extraordinary. A chocolate croissant was about $4.50 if I'm not mistaken. There was not wait when we went. It's in the Driskill so the ambiance and location is perfect.

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JDT33 (Austin)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

My pork tenderloin was fine, but my girlfriend had the burger and fries. The bun of the burger was stale and the French fries were old.
Cool location, but I would not go back.

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