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1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel

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.
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66 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(66 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 66 reviews
5 stars
(32)
4 stars
(23)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(24)
  • great for brunch(22)
  • neighborhood gem(11)
  • special occasion(10)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • good for groups(6)
1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel Reviews List
Review 1 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 2 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Business Breakfast

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 3 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
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Review 4 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good breakfast in downtown Austin

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Very good omelette, good service, great ambience in a historic hotel and, unexpectedly, very reasonable prices. When staying in downtown Austin, this is a good choice."
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 5 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

lunch was delicious as always!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The Cafe 1886 has so many great things on the lunch menu, but i keep going for the quiche Lorriane. It's delicious! Service is always friendly."
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 7 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 8 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 9 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2011
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Review 10 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious food, special vibe

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I love dining at the 1886 Cafe & Bakery because it lets you dine in the Driskill and feel fancy without breaking the bank. The food is DELICIOUS, and it's my favorite place to go to elevate an American-fare dining experience. I went for my birthday dinner with my husband and dad and we had a great time."
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 11 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/23/2016
 2013
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Review 12 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
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Review 13 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 14 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 2/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2015
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Review 15 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/14/2016
 2004
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Review 16 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Food, Great Experience

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I took my girlfriend here for Valentines day and we had a fantastic time. My girlfriend got a cocktail in a copper cup that she got to keep as a souvenir. I had the most delicious filet mignon I have ever had and they gave us a free dessert."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 17 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Overpriced but Good Service

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Dined on 2/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/15/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Thought this would be a good place for a special occasion. Well, it is in a lovely historic setting and the service was very good. However, the food was just fair and WAY overpriced. I would not tell anyone never to go there but you could spend your time/money some place else and get much better value."
Dined on 2/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 18 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 19 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
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Review 20 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/08/2016
 2005
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Review 21 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 23 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
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Review 24 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
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Review 25 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not a good night

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Food order wrong steak over cooked missing sides and server not in sight. After receiving food server comes back 10 minutes later and asked if all was okay I asked about sides and she said oh sorry do you still want them. Drinks took 10 minutes to receive. Will not be going back."
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
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Review 26 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
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Review 27 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
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Review 28 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great brunch/breakfast at the Driskoll Hotel

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Outstanding service and our breakfast was also great. Great selection on the menu and don't miss out on the huge cinnamon roll, but share it. It is that big and one of the best I have ever had. Great location inside the historic Driscoll Hotel. Recommend making reservations, because it obviously is popular with people staying at the hotel."
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 29 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 30 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
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Review 32 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

a nice cheerful breakfast with close family

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As a short term Austinite (five months in total and originally living in Austria, Europe) I thought about a nice come-together with my visiting daughter and her husband. A breakfast at Driskill's was the right choice to show them some of the specially elegant aspects of Austin. We enjoyed the exquisite offer for a typical American breakfast with really fresh fruits, the good coffee and the splendid interior of the hotel. Not to forget the attentive service and the seasonal tasteful decoration. A special memory guaranteed!"
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 33 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2006
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Review 34 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/09/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 35 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 36 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My croque madame was great, and it was big enough for 2 meals. Noise carried a bit in the restaurant, and it was a little loud. Overall, it was a very good experience."
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
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Review 37 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great bistro!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We stayed at the Driskill Hotel to celebrate my husband's birthday and had dinner at the 1886 Cafe and Bakery that evening. The bistro ambiance was adorable, as well as all the beautiful historical details of the hotel. Our waiter, Aaron provided great service and recommended we try the honey glazed fried chicken, which was AMAZING! We rounded out the meal with a delicious chocolate cake that they made special with a birthday inscription. We will definitely be back and recommend the 1886 to friends!"
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 38 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2007
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Review 39 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 40 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Loved the food; air temp inside was too cold!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch
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Review 41 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

1886

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was our first lunch experience while visiting Austin. Service here was friendly and attentive! We ordered a piece of the quiche Lorraine and it was so light and fluffy like it was made of eggs sent down from heaven on the wings of an angel. YES it was that good, and I really don't even like eggs! We had the homemade lemonade which was not too sweet, and very refreshing! For dessert we choose the 1886 chocolate cake which was so good, rich and chocolatey! I think we'll had back for some breakfast pastries while we're visiting Austin! ;)"
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 43 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I very much liked the atmosphere. Attractive, quiet. It's nice to find a great, quiet place to enjoy friends and dining. Service was prompt, attentive and excellent."
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2012
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Review 44 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/02/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 45 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Romantic date

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I loved the service and old feel of this restaurant and love the fact that this was the place the first date of the former President Johnson met his wife. :) The ambience and decor are spot on and they even provided free poppyseed cake. I am not that impressed with my Hippie Hollow but my husband said his Paris Texas Benedict was good. Overall it was a nice experience but perhaps needs a bit more oomph with regards to the food."
Dined on 8/24/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 46 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Romantic and fun

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent service, dinner choices were delicious and dessert was heavenly. Such a treat!"
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 47 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/14/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 48 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A GoTo

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Dined on 7/28/2015
 2005
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Downtown Austin is a continually burgeoning new, terrific restaurant scene. Add in the food trucks and "hole in the wall" unassuming food gems and there's diversity aplenty to boot. But the Driskill's 1886 is an adult, low key yet sophisticated and civilized oasis that has always delighted. Service and setting are lovely and the food more than holds up its end. Great for a business lunch or to show off Austin's historic manners to visitors."
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2015
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Review 50 for 1886 Cafe & Bakery - Driskill Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Classy neighborhood gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Fabulous food, great presentation.
Everything tasted wonderful, just as expected from a classy establishment. the service was beyond friendly...I felt like a welcomed guest.
Our server was sweet, kind, and patient; attentive to our needs and not at all bothered by any request.
I will definitely be back!"
Dined on 7/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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