In the citizen-owned era, The Heritage Society founded the 1886 Lunchroom, successfully operated and staffed for over 20 years by members. Stocked with recipes from the hotel's past (including a stint by Neiman Marcus culinary director and "duchess of Texas cuisine" Helen Corbitt), and their own family histories, the ladies of the Heritage Society operated a venue that to this day is known as "Austin's socializing parlor." Paying homage to the city and Heritage Society's roles, the 1886 Café & Bakery opened on July 4, 2002.
Today, located at the bustling corner of Sixth and Brazos streets, the 1886 Café & Bakery remains a respected establishment and favorite Austin bakery for many. The charming, Victorian-style café serves up delicious traditional Texas comfort foods that combine time-honored original recipes with contemporary preparation. 1886 Bakery, with Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone at the helm, features an incredible array of scratch made pastries and Austin's finest cakes.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.