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1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel

4.3
4.3
167 Reviews
$30 and under
American
1886 Café & Bakery is a quaint, Victorian-style café that serves time-honored original recipes and traditional Texas comfort foods. Join us for weekend brunch to enjoy dishes such our famous Hangover Burger and our delicate Quiche Lorraine, or stop by our coffee counter and espresso bar for daily takeout items.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Grab & Go Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 391-7066

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Dayanandan

  • Private party facilities

    A timeless and charming event venue for your next cocktail reception or private dinner. This Victorian-style cafe is ideal for events ranging from trendy local beer dinners with its famed downtown Austin backdrop, to elegant cocktail receptions embracing the European ambiance and quaint connecting patio space.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hartert: (512) 391-7179

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    6th Street

  • 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, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for lunch. Good selection of menu items.
  2. m

    musicandfood

    Austin

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed a Valentines Day breakfast here. Food was good to very good, but overpriced. We spent $51 for two breakfast plates, coffee, tea, tax and tip.
  3. SD

    SDS309

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambience and the food was delish. Recommend making reservations. Parking was terrible but worth it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good experience. When we were seated, there was spilled water and broken glass on two chairs, and the problem was addressed quickly. Good food, friendly service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Driskill
  6. TM

    TimM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great experience and breakfast spot. Good location and food items.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! We ate here on a game day and expected it to be packed. It was very busy, but they were prepared. Everything came out quickly and when there was a slight delay on our drinks, our waiter kept us updated and let us know they were coming soon. My mom and I ordered the Paris Texas Eggs Benedict and my poached eggs weren’t runny. I wasn’t going to say anything because I hate to complain and before I could even take my first bite, a waiter noticed and offered to bring me new eggs. It was so nice and everyone there was so attentive even during a busy time! I was so impressed and haven’t received service like that in a long time. I would definitely recommend eating here while you’re in town, even if you aren’t staying at the hotel!
  8. C

    Culinary

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing coffee roll! Delicious shrimp and grits. The cherry tomatoes and charred lemon really added zing.
  9. DJ

    DJPandJTS

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food! Loved the eggs Benedict and the home fries! Very nice Mimosa!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to grab a quick brunch. Service was A++ and the pecan Texas shaped waffles were amazing!
  11. R

    Roundmidnight

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Be sure to make reservations. We came for brunch. I had a truly excellent, fresh and flavorful chopped salad made with bacon, lettuce, tomato, HB egg, avocado, pepitas, Cotijo cheese, and a buttermilk dill dressing. My companions had omelettes, which they also enjoyed. Also, the table shared a cinnamon roll which was delicious, and large enough for four people to share.

    1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill HotelResponded on August 7, 2019Greetings and thank you for reviewing your experience at the 1886 Cafe and Bakery. We are delighted you enjoyed the fresh, chopped salad and omelettes and tried one of our legendary cinnamon rolls. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers!

  12. AT

    AnitaT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our waitress seemed unmoved by our presense. Maybe that's typical of Austin.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was superb!!!
  14. A

    Anonymous

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful location, impressive for out off town visitors.
  15. J

    Jackie63

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My family and I had a delicious breakfast. We all ordered different meals and my husband only mildly complained that his salad accompanying is avocado toast only was lettuce with nothing mores. My spinach scrambled eggs with goat cheese and house fries excellent!
  16. L

    Lex88

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, the Driskill hotel was fantastic. 1886 cafe & bakery was great. Service was great and food was even better. We also had the cinnamon roll for dessert, and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend!
  17. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting combined with the food made a great dining experience. Our waitress was not engaged and was less than enthused to answer any questions about the menu, others would have received 5 stars across the board.
  18. JT

    JoyceT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my granddaughters. Was very enjoyable. We had a great meal
  19. GW

    GlendaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Every Christmas for the past 10 years we have gone to the 1886 Bakery with our family and friends for a special treat for Christmas to have lunch. Last year we had the same waiter, Greg. He was not very personable but we thought "oh well he's having a bad day". So this year 2018 we just came from there. Guess what, same waiter, Greg. We asked for extra water in a pitcher as the glasses are extremely small. He rolled his eyes and brought us our pitcher. After that we did not see him again. We had the food manager Mitch as our waiter. He was very personable and took our order. We are all over 65 so we always spit a plate. We were hoping for the fried chicken that they have been famous for forever. Well they did not have it but it was shown on their website menu. A little disappointing but no big deal. We could all tell when we ordered they did not like we were splitting a meal and kept asking if we wanted anything else or something to drink. Very intimidating. At the end of the meal Mitch came back over to talk to us. He is very nice but we all knew what he was referencing his conversation to our splitting a plate. He asked us if we were having a big dinner planned this evening since we shared a plate today. We told him "we always share a plate and once you are our age you will too and understand". Needless to say it really put a downer on our festive yearly occasion. We were planning as usual to take our whole family of 13 there for Christmas eve but have decided to go elsewhere. I truly hope this review helps the management to explain to their employees that a condescending attitude is not productive to a well managed establishment. Thank you, Glenda and Greg
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive service and fun, tasty food!
  21. BD

    BarbaraD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent !!! Food was great!!! Great experience !! Enjoyed being there with my friends. Will definitely return .
  22. RH

    RickH

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual. Brought an out of town guess and really enjoyed it!
  23. LT

    LottaTX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, nice presentation of food, great pastries,
  24. JW

    JennyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter and her bff for graduation from elementary school- they absolutely LOVED it and the staff couldn't have been nicer! They want to make it a tradition!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great tasting, yet hearty breakfast. Ordered the ‘Cowboy’ and it was bigger and better than any breakfast I’ve had before!
  26. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. The quiche Lorraine with tomato/leek jam was the best ever. It tasted like a soufflé. Our waiter was very attentive. Just wish the noise level wasn’t so high.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Family visit lunch
  28. DV

    DonnaV

    Washington DC

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely cafe in the historic Driskill Hotel. In an earlier incarnation, staff wore 1886 period costumes but not now. Classy food and presentation, calm atmosphere. Coconut cauliflower soup yummy and complex, cheese soup was like eating queso with a spoon. Fresh, tasty salads, generous and nicely garnished sandwiches. Friendly, well-paced service.
  29. m

    m10019

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was not of a quality worthy of the Driskell reputation.
  30. JH

    JayH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The entire experience was great except for the fact that one of the wait staff (not our servers) was complaining about not being able to clock out on time due to a table staying past her shift. It was unprofessional and did not need to be expressed out loud in the dining area to be overheard by guests. All three of us in our party overheard her and we each commented quietly amongst ourselves how rude and unprofessional her behavior was. The food and ambiance is quite good. I felt transported to an earlier century with modern food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and friendly staff. They made our reservation from 5 to 6 in a second
  32. CC

    CapChix

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a co-worker out for a birthday lunch and everything (food, service, atmosphere) was perfect and wonderful as always! Thanks!
  33. B

    Bill

    Orange County

    268 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    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.
  34. JM

    JulieM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Restaurant is pretty empty... would have liked more people around.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Scottish waiter is fantastic. The food came up very quickly and as ordered. Great breakfast experience. Works for business meetings.
  36. KP

    KurtP

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Quite nice.
  37. J

    Joanne

    Austin

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    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.
  38. BD

    BrandieD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful location and delicious food. I was a great place to take family from out of town to lunch.
  39. K

    Kate9

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    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.
  40. OT

    OnTheRoadFoodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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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1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Grab & Go Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for all guests at The Driskill Hotel. Please have your valet ticket validated for a reduced fee.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Dayanandan

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 391-7066

  • Private party facilities

    A timeless and charming event venue for your next cocktail reception or private dinner. This Victorian-style cafe is ideal for events ranging from trendy local beer dinners with its famed downtown Austin backdrop, to elegant cocktail receptions embracing the European ambiance and quaint connecting patio space.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hartert: (512) 391-7179

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