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1886 Café & Bakery

1886 Café & Bakery

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • The experts at Serious Eats and Austin Chronicle recommend this place
    • Serious Eats
    • Austin Chronicle
  • Chuq Y.
    "Get the hangover burger and wash it down with a Huckleberry Hooch!"(12 Tips)
    Dobrodana P.
    "Texas pecan waffle & quiche Lorraine are super yummy."(6 Tips)
    Kevin L.
    "my favorites huevos rancheros and the buttermilk pancakes"(7 Tips)
    Charlotte Ø. S.
    "Try the Brazos Huevos Rnchs - it's fantastic"(2 Tips)
100 Tips and reviews
  • hangover burger
  • breakfast food
  • texas pecan waffle
  • croissants
  • brunch food
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  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownNovember 4, 2014
    You really ought to get the Hangover Burger. Black angus beef burger with an egg on it, plus, brown sugar & chili rub bacon. Just when I thought bacon couldn't get any better!
  • Wandering F.
    Wandering FoodieSeptember 8, 2016
    The Texas Cuban has a heaping pile of barbecue, a plentiful helping of ham, a slew of thinly sliced pickles, and a mustard spread. The housemade vinegar & salt chips are satisfyingly crunchy & tangy.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GoldenJuly 22, 2013
    If you're in a hurry, go to the back bar for a latte and baked good (I highly recommend the chocolate croissants) to go. C'est parfait!
  • Tyrone B.
    Tyrone BixbyOctober 24, 2016
    Cafe is inside the Driskill, a great hotel! Brunch is awesome, had the Texas Pecan Waffle and the Juevos Rancheros...both were da bomb diggity 💥
  • Dobrodana P.
    Dobrodana PopovaOctober 12, 2014
    Texas pecan waffle & quiche Lorraine are super yummy. Very friendly service and great atmosphere
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 23, 2013
    Located in the Driskill Hotel, this cafe is a convenient and casual option for hotel guests and Downtown workers. Try the classic Ms. Corbitt's Cheese soup or the aptly named Hangover Burger.
  • Rich G.
    Rich GunnMarch 28, 2016
    Great service - ordered the cinnamon roll and croissant. Amazing! Hangover burger and huevos rancheros are winners.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandAugust 4, 2015
    The huevos rancheros are incredible. Amazing service, atmosphere, and coffee!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 28, 2013
    Perfectly executed brunch classics like over-easy eggs and a selection of fresh pastries. Also, don't miss their banana split.
  • seth m.
    Huevos rancheros was good but a bit 1note in the texture department. Could have used a bit more crunch. Good service and the atmosphere/surrounding are beautiful.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FerrariFebruary 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service inside of historic hotel. Relaxed atmosphere where you won't be rushed out the door.
  • borys m.
    borys musielakJanuary 17, 2016
    Good choice of American style breakfasts including my fav: scrambled eggs with potatoes and toast. The waffles looked yummy, too.
  • Oshina P.
    Oshina ProwseJune 29, 2012
    I'm from the South. We drink sweet tea. Blair behind the bar was awesome she brought me a side of simple syrup to add to my tea how I wanted
  • Jessica Lynn S.
    Jessica Lynn ShullMarch 12, 2012
    The Paris Benedict has the right small amount of hollandaise plus potatoes are a mix of regular and sweet! Great service & coffee :-)
  • Frank G.
    Frank GruberMarch 13, 2013
    Waffles shaped like Texas, what could be better?
  • Melani M.
    Melani MoralesOctober 27
    Hangover omelette is good. There was a wait which wasn’t too bad but then once we got seated, it took a while for our waiter to even come by and take our drink order.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CantyMarch 9, 2012
    The Texas Pecan Waffle is a delicious, fluffy treat for tourists and locals alike. The bananas and blackberry jelly were a nice touch.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin L.April 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $10 Tuesdays Featuring famous Hangover Burger, Turkey BLT Croissant, Fried Chicken, and Pork Loin each only $10.. Great Food & a Great Deal
  • Javier S.
    I would recommend the huevos rancheros. Great flavor and good size portion. Lovely ambiance!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LeskovenMay 19, 2011
    Very attentive (almost overly so). The blackened salmon salad is the perfect lunch & has lots of local ingredients!
  • Todd C.
    Todd ChapmanMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the cinnamon roll. It's gooey and delicious, and so big it comes with its own steak knife!
  • Robert
    RobertAugust 29, 2015
    Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. Good ambience.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 16, 2014
    Great breakfast spot. Patio seating is best during spring and fall.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SchaeferAugust 26, 2012
    Have you ever been to an historic Texas bistro? Well, you have if you've been here. What it doesn't have in food, it makes up for in atmosphere.
  • Charlotte Ø. S.
    Try the Brazos Huevos Rnchs - it's fantastic
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin L.April 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Food , try a Delicious pastry made fresh daily and my favorites huevos rancheros and the buttermilk pancakes
  • Ridwan K.
    Ridwan KhanJanuary 3, 2012
    Try the Grilled Chicken Sandwich off of their lunch menu. It is amazing (less the prosciutto)
  • quelll
    quelllFebruary 25, 2015
    Hangover Burger is truly amazing!
  • Beth v.
    Beth von BehrenSeptember 12, 2011
    Best chocolate cake I've ever had. Great location, service, and decor - and ghosts too!! Read more
  • Sara J.
    Sara JSeptember 1, 2013
    Best bakery in town, all made fresh hourly, not only daily!
  • Francisco R.
    Francisco RubioOctober 14, 2013
    If you want a 'Ratatouille' moment, try the cheese soup. Best thing ever!
  • Rory M.
    Rory MacEwanJune 11, 2012
    Driskill WiFi is patchy on the inside of the cafe. Sit at the tables in the lobby for a better connection.
  • Joseph V.
    Joseph VasquezJuly 28, 2012
    Try the 1886 Chocolate Cake - Devilishly delish!
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisMarch 29, 2016
    Fantastic food with indoor and atrium seating.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VanderSchaafMay 26, 2015
    Amazing bakery items. All of them. Try the almond croissant
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the almond crusted french toast or the huevos rancheros best things on the brunch menu for breakfast
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DanforthJuly 16, 2011
    This place is a very nice area to just go sit. Try a chocolate croissant and enjoy!
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin L.April 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the texas pecan waffle for breakfast or brunch, absolutely amazing
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassDecember 28, 2014
    Amazing breakfast. The bread pudding was to die for.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin L.April 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Follow The Driskill Facebook Page for up-to date information/specials for the 1886 Cafe & Bakery!! Read more
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneMay 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to start with one of are huge cinnomin rolls. Bigg enough to share
  • Adam K.
    Adam KubanMarch 10, 2013
    Adding my voice to the chorus of Hangover Burger boosters. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but it was good.
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParrishAugust 23, 2010
    Is it just me or is their cheese soup and their queso the same thing? Hmm, either way it's delicious, and a gorgeous place.
  • Borys P.
    Borys Pierov5 days ago
    Amazingly delicious breakfast & brunch!
  • Tora Elisabeth M.
    Great breakfast!
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneMay 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Almond french+$4 mimosas +$5 bloody marry's = best brunch on 6th street
  • Darryl J.
    Service, selection, prices...juevos rancheros.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BerryJune 6, 2014
    Great French toast. But surprisingly poor espresso.
  • Marguerite A.
    Bread pudding French toast
  • James T.
    James TrumblyMay 27, 2012
    Hangover burger is a must have, go for it!
  • Mark T.
    Mark TewartFebruary 26, 2016
    Good breakfast bakery and coffee. Beautiful
  • Katie M.
    Katie MNovember 10, 2012
    Order the cherry danish early... They always run out!
  • John S.
    John SheffieldJune 25, 2015
    Cake or Death? Cake, please. Very well! Give him cake!
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsMay 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hangover burger and good breakfast food in general
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 28, 2011
    Get the hangover burger and wash it down with a Huckleberry Hooch!
  • Ozgur E.
    Ozgur ErtemFebruary 28, 2016
    Great Austin American Breakfast and coffee
  • 1680PR
    1680PRMarch 10, 2012
    Order a Hot Fudge Sundae - best in Austin!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PoleMarch 13, 2012
    Vanilla milkshake is blowing my mind, think I might need to order a second...
  • Kay T.
    Kay TanzeeMarch 13, 2012
    Order a croissant! Fresh goodness!
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydMarch 22, 2015
    The omelettes are amazing.
  • AP d.
    AP du PlessisMarch 13, 2015
    Very upclass. Remember not to show up in flip flops.
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Must try the huckelberry hooch made with red berry ciroc to die for
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221February 20, 2011
    Gorgeous lobby, tasty cappuccino. I'm a fan.
  • Andreas H. B.
    Andreas H. BockMarch 12, 2013
    Try the peanut cookie. Marvellous...
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BrumbelowOctober 12, 2014
    Green Chili Mac and Cheese is amazing.
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan ThatcherMarch 8, 2012
    The third booth on the left has a power outlet!
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hangover burger. Believe the hype. - Public Ally
  • Kaley P.
    Kaley PalmerMarch 31, 2013
    Bread pudding French toast make wanna say ooooh!
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221March 6, 2011
    Mimosas only four bucks. Get the "poinsetta", champers and cranberry.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MJune 5, 2016
    Eggs benidict are top notch
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    ...great breakfast menu! Austin Frittata is a great way to start off the day... Read more
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FowlerJune 22, 2015
    Sunday brunch is wonderful
  • mathew m.
    mathew murphyJuly 12, 2014
    Closed summer 2014 for refurbishment. They're serving brunch in the restaurant though.
  • Isaac Ben S.
  • Tommy B.
    Tommy BeltonMarch 14, 2011
    The hangover burger is out of this world
  • Morten H.
    Morten HellandMarch 11, 2012
    Try the Brazos Huevos Rancheros!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LomasDecember 16, 2012
    The fried chicken is last meal worthy.
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HealyFebruary 17, 2011
    Hangover burger perfect for the next day's brunch. :)
  • Keith R.
    Keith RatnerDecember 8, 2011
    Try the Texas Pecan Waffle. It's as big as...
  • Eli S.
    Eli Solis-PepperJuly 26, 2015
    The hippie breakfast is the best!
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KnüwerMarch 23, 2016
    Cinnamon rolls! #nuffsaid
  • Dena F.
    Dena FloridaMarch 13, 2011
    Don't come here if you're starving during sxsw. Service is slow but menu is awesome
  • robin r.
    robin roweAugust 22, 2011
    hands down the best french toast on the planet Read more
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin L.April 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious Complimentary doughnut holes at brunch
  • Martin K.
    Martin KMarch 21, 2015
    The best bread in town.
  • 1680PR
    1680PRMarch 10, 2012
    Ask for Sandals the bartender. He's g
  • Britt A.
    Britt AllenMarch 3, 2012
    Love the Texas Pecan Waffles
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteMarch 29, 2015
    Some amazing crepes
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchnepelMarch 14, 2013
    delicious cheese danish
  • Adam R.
    Adam RSeptember 4, 2011
    Great breakfast, weak service...
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MoessingerMarch 25, 2011
    The cheese soup is delicious!
  • David R.
    David RatliffJuly 31, 2011
    Go check out the river rocks in the urinals....
  • Andres M.
    Andres MillanDecember 27, 2014
    Long wait but worth it
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TrifoneMarch 18, 2011
    You'll have plenty of time for ppl watching on the patio given the super slow service...
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneApril 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Austin restaurant week extended for 1 more week!
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneApril 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out them restaurant week menus
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaMarch 12, 2010
    Try the Fireman's #4. It's smooth, subtle and light.
  • Raymond L.
    Raymond Lopez AlemanDecember 28, 2013
    Worst eggs Benedict I've had in my life!
  • Randi R.
    Randi R.March 15, 2011
    Bar service is a little slow for food.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SchwartzmanMarch 13, 2010
    Here with @HeidiMiller and @BrianSolis
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