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1886 Café & Bakery

1886 Café & Bakery

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Don't forget it is Presidents' Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • 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"(5 Tips)
    Charlotte Ø. S.
    "Try the Brazos Huevos Rnchs - it's fantastic"(2 Tips)
93 Tips and reviews
  • hangover burger
  • breakfast food
  • texas pecan waffle
  • croissants
  • desserts
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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!
    Upvoted Dec 3, 2016
  • 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 💥
  • 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.
  • Matt F.
    Matt Ferrari1 week ago
    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
  • Frank G.
    Frank GruberMarch 13, 2013
    Waffles shaped like Texas, what could be better?
  • 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 :-)
  • 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
  • Laura L.
    Laura LeskovenMay 19, 2011
    Very attentive (almost overly so). The blackened salmon salad is the perfect lunch & has lots of local ingredients!
  • Robert
    RobertAugust 29, 2015
    Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. Good ambience.
  • Charlotte Ø. S.
    Try the Brazos Huevos Rnchs - it's fantastic
    Upvoted Dec 2, 2016
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Beth v.
    Beth von BehrenSeptember 12, 2011
    Best chocolate cake I've ever had. Great location, service, and decor - and ghosts too!! Read more
  • Francisco R.
    Francisco RubioOctober 14, 2013
    If you want a 'Ratatouille' moment, try the cheese soup. Best thing ever!
  • quelll
    quelllFebruary 25, 2015
    Hangover Burger is truly amazing!
  • 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.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JSeptember 1, 2013
    Best bakery in town, all made fresh hourly, not only daily!
  • Joseph V.
    Joseph VasquezJuly 28, 2012
    Try the 1886 Chocolate Cake - Devilishly delish!
  • 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
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisMarch 29, 2016
    Fantastic food with indoor and atrium seating.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DanforthJuly 16, 2011
    This place is a very nice area to just go sit. Try a chocolate croissant and enjoy!
  • Eric V.
    Eric VanderSchaafMay 26, 2015
    Amazing bakery items. All of them. Try the almond croissant
  • 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
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin L.April 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the texas pecan waffle for breakfast or brunch, absolutely amazing
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassDecember 28, 2014
    Amazing breakfast. The bread pudding was to die for.
  • Shannen T.
    Shannen TuneMay 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Almond french+$4 mimosas +$5 bloody marry's = best brunch on 6th street
  • John S.
    John SheffieldJune 25, 2015
    Cake or Death? Cake, please. Very well! Give him cake!
  • James T.
    James TrumblyMay 27, 2012
    Hangover burger is a must have, go for it!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BerryJune 6, 2014
    Great French toast. But surprisingly poor espresso.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MNovember 10, 2012
    Order the cherry danish early... They always run out!
  • 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!
  • Mark T.
    Mark TewartFebruary 26, 2016
    Good breakfast bakery and coffee. Beautiful
  • 1680PR
    1680PRMarch 10, 2012
    Order a Hot Fudge Sundae - best in Austin!
  • Kay T.
    Kay TanzeeMarch 13, 2012
    Order a croissant! Fresh goodness!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PoleMarch 13, 2012
    Vanilla milkshake is blowing my mind, think I might need to order a second...
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