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Blue Dahlia Bistro

Café, French Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot · Central East Austin
1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Closed until 8:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Outdoor Seating:

Established in 2007, we serve delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner from a menu featuring exquisite breads, salads, sandwiches and cheeses. We use the freshest ingredients, including local and organic whenever it's available. Vegan and gluten-free options available.


Based on 365 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Caroline A.
    "Try the prosciutto tartine with raspberry thumbprints cookie."(18 Tips)
    Mitchell C.
    "Blueberry Blintzes with Sweet Ricotta ♥"(5 Tips)
    Carlos V.
    "The mushroom crepe and the black beans salad are very good."(3 Tips)
    "Best for brunch; the frittata is savory and delicious!"(6 Tips)
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  • tartines
  • French food
  • blueberry blintzes
  • coffee
  • outdoor seating
  • healthy food
  • salads
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • frittatas
  • cozy
  • cranberry chutney
  • breakfast food
  • wine
  • trendy
  • crêpes
  • great value
  • waffles
  • mussels
  • garden seating
  • Austin Chronicle

    An early component of the East 11th Street renaissance, this is a restful, reliable spot for French-inspired snacks and light meals. The luscious, open-faced tartines are highly recommended. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · June 18, 2013
  • Social N.

    Order a tartine and a bellini for a fresh meal, and try to sit out back to enjoy the atmosphere of this French bistro. If you sit inside, there's usually a guitar player inside and a cozy atmosphere.

    Social News Network · November 30, 2012
  • Mark S.

    What can I say. I feel like the place is mine. The food, the vibe, the location. Everything just feels good, looks good and tastes good. AND I get to hug the owner once is a while. If you haven’t made

    Mark Stacey · February 24, 2011
  • Eater

    This lovely restaurant has been serving up French-inspired fare and tasty salads well before the strip started booming. Their huge, shaded patio out back is one of Austin's best. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 7, 2014
  • Chelsea D.

    Fresh homemade frittatas (spinach and shallot pictured) in the outdoor garden seating is a wonderful way to spend a morning. Options change daily.

    Chelsea Dostaler · April 29, 2015
  • Mon G.

    Great for cheese and wine with girl friends! Also, love the seared tuna nicoise salad. I always order that. Really pretty patio area out back.

    Mon Gza · June 13, 2015
  • Kelly G.

    The prosciutto tar tine....I suggest requesting goat cheese instead of mozzarella. It was amazing especially if you also try a bowl of the tomato,white bean and spinach soup. YUMMY!

    Kelly Garrett Zeigler · January 25, 2012
  • J P.

    Ordered the roasted turkey tartine with cranberry chutney (pic), the hummus tartine and the blueberry blintzs. Simply amazing french bistro.

    J P · October 6, 2014
  • Jesse V.

    I'm visiting from Dallas and I have found yet another reason that I love Austin! LOVE the food (a lot of local foods as well as organic), the atmosphere relaxed and soothing!

    Jesse V · July 4, 2011
  • Rix del Rio

    Don't ask the waitress if your soft boiled eggs could be medium, that'll leave her staring out the window in despair for half a minute then going "I mean......... We can TRY!"

    Rix del Rio · March 9, 2014
  • CultureMap Austin

    Just because Blue Dahlia is French doesn't mean it's too fancy for you! Try an open-faced sandwich - any of them. Their brownies are an enormous dessert with coffee beans.

    CultureMap Austin · July 7, 2011
  • Carlos V.

    Whenever they toast the bread this place will be a five star. The mushroom crepe and the black beans salad are very good. Everything can be easily shared

    Carlos Villavieja · February 6, 2014
  • PearHaven

    Great place for delicious pate and mussels! However, mussels are only available after 5:00 pm. Enjoy outside dining on the patio or in front of Bistro.

    PearHaven · May 3, 2012
  • Rocky S.

    Get the mushroom crepes! They're like French enchiladas. Oh, and save room for the cheesecake--it's some of the best I've ever had (and they make it in house).

    Rocky S. · October 19, 2010
  • Eater

    This sunny French bistro is known for its patio and its mouthwatering tartines; it doesn't hurt that it's kid-friendly and serves a great breakfast, either. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · January 14, 2011
  • McCall D.

    I'm a big fan of the tartines. My waitress recommended getting the roasted turkey and cranberry chutney and adding avocado and Brie. It was delicious!

    McCall Dudeck · August 23, 2014
  • Aliza G.

    At Blue Dahlia, try the Smoked Trout plate. To share with a friend, get the mesclun greens as well. Sit out back and sip on a belgian white beer. Mmmmm.

    Aliza Gold · September 21, 2009
  • erika p.

    Wine selection is tasty and served european style, the food here is healthy, often organic, unique and very good! I've loved everything I've ever ordered...

    erika propst · February 14, 2010
  • Ronak D.

    Amazing spot with outdoor seating at the front and back. Great food, service and coffee. Also happy hour!

    Ronak Daya · March 12, 2014
  • Jen F.

    Best value for money! I had about given up on Austin for its meager portion to pricing trend. Look no further than the Blue Dahlia!

    Jen Fry · September 23, 2015
  • Social News Network

    For a cheap taste of Blue Dahlia's amazing homemade bread, head there on a Sunday and order a basket of assorted breads and jams.

    Social News Network · August 12, 2013
  • Piper J.

    Check out the brilliant wine caddy ready for your table here. Everything is awesome at this local Austin spot.

    Piper Jones · July 19, 2013
  • Linda F.

    The coffee and chicken salad tartine were great. Nice spot to get some work done in the AM.

    Linda Felter · June 6, 2015
  • Siyun F.

    Seafood salad with smoked salmon is good! East meets west :) for only less than $10?! What a steal!

    Siyun Fan · October 6, 2013
  • Tocquigny

    One of the Top 5 Hidden Places to Eat During SXSW! Follow me to find out the other 4! or stop by to get the trends for SXSW 2011. Read more

    Tocquigny · March 10, 2011
  • Will R.

    Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Waffles, Fruit, Salad, Sandwiches all awesome!Breakfast portions are smaller, lunch portions are huge!

    Will Reynolds Young · May 25, 2010
  • Joycott

    Blue Dahlia is amazing. Organically and ethically sourced, friendly, and eco-friendly. Breakfast all day, amazing cappuccinos, and the best croissants!

    Joycott · December 11, 2013
  • Marta T.

    The salmon tartine is very delicious! And try to get here on time for the happy hour - before 6:30 PM.

    Marta Tsoneva · January 18, 2014
  • Chris R.

    If they're going for a stereotypical French experience (dreadful service, overpriced food) they hit the nail on the head. Dreadful. Absolutely dreadful.

    Chris Rose · September 8, 2013
  • Activist O.

    Be sure to order a bottle of the Malbec and try anything on the menu! Great food! Ask for Elizabeth, she rocks!

    Activist Omar · July 4, 2011
  • Monika G.

    Best breakfast we had in Austin. Try their frittatas and waffles. Everything else also looked really good too!

    Monika Garnyte · March 12, 2013
  • A.J. M.

    Consistently one of the best meals in Austin... Great food, fantastic service, good prices, what's not to like??

    A.J. Merrifield · May 26, 2013
  • Diego 🇨🇴 P.

    Get the watermelon salad with ahi tuna & pesto. I'm not sure if it's technically on the menu, but you can certainly order it as such.

    Diego 🇨🇴 Pulido · August 9, 2013
  • Courtney K.

    Everything here is delicious, reasonably priced and really good quality. I suggest getting one of the tartines!

    Courtney Karam · September 2, 2010
  • Rachel D.

    If you choose to order the blueberry blintzes, be aware that They do not constitute a meal. Extremely SMALL PORTION!

    Rachel Davey · April 15, 2012
  • Carol R.

    Soooooo good! This place is a keeper! Everything we ordered was perfect and the atmosphere was just right...

    Carol Reese · May 30, 2011
  • Claire W.

    Do yourself a favor and get a tartine (open faced sandwich). Also, amazing Happy Hour M-F 3-630. Read more

    Claire Winslow · July 25, 2010
  • Wiley W.

    The tartines aren't a sandwich, they are a crazy plate of 5 open faced sandwiches. Army feeding portions here.

    Wiley Wiggins · December 29, 2009
  • Karin A.

    The first time I went here, the food was amazing (frittata!). Today I'm receiving the worst service!

    Karin Abramova · March 12, 2012
  • Kohana C.

    is serving Kohana Coffee Kenya AA during the month of February - it's a treat folks. We love this place the food and the people here.

    Kohana Coffee · February 18, 2010
  • Yasmin Y.

    Smoked Salmon Tartine during happy hour (3-6:30) is good. Bread Pudding with Butter Rum is BETTER

    Yasmin Yusri · April 19, 2012
  • Caroline A.

    My absolute favorite restaurant! Try the prosciutto tartine with raspberry thumbprints cookie.

    Caroline Anne · November 3, 2010
  • cyn k.

    the ravioli and the ratatouille are fantastic. as is the house-made breads-n-spreads.

    cyn k · March 12, 2013
  • Beth C.

    Enjoyed the Sausage and Mushroom Fritatta this morning with a toasted bagel and cream cheese and large cup of coffee. Great way to start the day!

    Beth Carls · March 22, 2013
  • Find a Coffice

    Great coffee and ample sitting, but gets busy at lunch so plan accordingly!

    Find a Coffice · March 18, 2015
  • Rachel Y.

    The cheese plate it generous and paired with a bottle of wine, not a bad early evening date.

    Rachel Youens · June 10, 2010
  • GOOD

    Organic products whenever available, environmentally conscious business practices & supports local vendors.

    GOOD · March 4, 2010
  • Robyne R.

    The service staff are all amazingly good looking. Our server looked like Ryan Gosling's brother.

    Robyne Robinson · October 19, 2014
  • Avery E.

    quaint, french, and so cheap on E11th. All the tartines are good

    Avery Epstein · February 18, 2015
  • David S.

    The reviews are calling this a French bistro. Don't be fooled: it's continental cuisine.

    David Stanford · June 4, 2012

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