Texas French Bread

Groceries or Market
2900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 78705 2900 Rio Grande Street, Austin Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Closed All Hours
+15124990544
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92% of 1234 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    French, Bakery, American, Contemporary, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Sat
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    French, Bakery, American, Contemporary, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Report | a year ago
Mini baguettes are great!
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Report | a year ago
Mini baguettes are delightful.
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Report | 2 years ago
Delicious!
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Report | 2 years ago
Don't expect much for vegetarians
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Report | 4 years ago
The service was incredibly slow - they were obviously understaffed but only one of the people working there seemed concerned about getting people their food. The food is overpriced for the quality. Big disappointment.
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Report | 4 years ago
Very quant, yet child friendly, good service
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Report | 4 years ago
Too slow taking orders and they mixed up a regular order. Very overpriced for a lunch sandwich.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great experience! Thanks so much!
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Report | 4 years ago
My dinner was extraordinarily bland--it's about the worst thing I've had in Austin in a while. I never salt anything but both of our entrees needed salt, and they don't have salt or pepper on the table. Also, it took forever to get our entrees. Second time we've been there, doubt we'll ever go back.
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Report | 4 years ago
Keep the great work! I'm going back for sure
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From Our Editors

Aromas of baking sourdough, amber rye, and brioche bread waft from the ovens of Texas French Bread, winner of the Austin Chronicle's Restaurant Poll Readers award for Best Bread in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For the past three decades, these ovens have been churning out artisan breads, pastries, and desserts made from scratch, and under the helm of brothers Ben and Murphy Willcott, the ovens now cook a dinner menu of local and sustainable rustic French fare, earning a place in the top five on the Growers Alliance of Central Texas's Truly Local 2011 restaurants survey. Yet neither of the brothers set out to be bakers. Murph, a Harvard law-school graduate and lawyer, and Ben, a student of English literature, both enjoyed staying up late, cooking, and coordinating aprons with spatulas so they decided to take over Texas French Bread with the goal of turning it from bakery into bistro because, as Murph claims, "rock star and/or Hollywood movie mogul seemed like a stretch."

In the kitchen, Ben crafts a weekly rotating menu hewn under the guidelines of famed chef Alice Waters, with local, fresh, and simple ingredients from the urban farms of Boggy Creek and Angel Valley, served in season at their peak. Meanwhile, the pastry chef sculpts key-lime tartlets, cupcakes, and cream puffs to accompany cups of coffee or espresso drinks made with locally roasted beans from Anderson's Coffee Company. The house blend combines premium East African beans with a Costa Rican hard bean, barrel-cooked to a medium-brown, full-city roast to jump-start mornings without licking a car battery.

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Texas French Bread

Sun
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Mon-Fri
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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