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Today's deal adds an international flair to the good-ol'-fashioned comforts of a neighborhood bakery: $30 worth of fresh-baked treats, sandwiches, drinks, and more at Lux Bakery & Cafe in southwest Austin for $15. This friendly, family-owned bakery is as well known for its Vietnamese sandwiches and fresh fruit smoothies as it is for its pastries, muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, cakes, and hand-dipped chocolates.
Lux's menu offers all the things you'd hope to find in a bakery, such as fresh-baked cookies ($0.85 each or $10.50 for a baker’s dozen), toffee-crunch cheesecake ($5.50 for the three-inch portion), two-layer red-velvet cakes ($16–$95), and cupcakes ($1.75 each for large) in unexpected flavors like orange creamsicle. Check out its gallery of goodies if your will is strong and your sight is visiony.
Lunch-goers, on the other frosting-smeared hand, will find tasty surprises from far (Chicago hot dogs, $2.95) and wide (Vietnamese treats like Tom Yum, $3.50). It all goes great with a side of chips and hummus or babaganoush ($2.95) and a Saigon coffee ($2.50) or a bubble tea ($3 for 16 ounces), which comes in pretty much every flavor except burnt hair, gravestone mold, and evil.
Today's Groupon can be used for eating in or carrying out. While the latter won't give you as much time to soak in that sweet, sweet bakery smell that candlemakers have gone mad trying to capture with a butterfly net, it will make sure that there are plenty of soft, warm, sugary sweets for everyone at your next holiday party, monster mash, werewolf bar mitzvah, or subversive book-club meeting.
Lux Bakery enjoys glowing reviews from local press such as the Austin Chronicle and the Oak Hill Gazette:
- It is just the kind of place that could develop into a popular neighborhood hangout – perfect for coffee and pastries in the morning, very affordable for lunch with the working crowd, and a pleasant afternoon retreat where the bubble teas are refreshing, the sweets are satisfying, and the Wi-Fi is free. – Virginia B. Wood, Austin Chronicle
- Nice little bakery shop in S. Austin. I always get the Chicago style hot dog which is delicious. They also have wonderful fresh baked cupcakes, brownies and cookies. Yum! – Samuri, Citysearch
The Olfactory Canon of the Candlemaker
While candlemakers are still working to nail the authentic smell of a bakery, they've achieved many other accurate, highly desirable smell reproductions that grace American homes, American cars, and American babies, including:
- rubber band
- roast beef wrapped in pie crust coated in low-VOC paint
- The Attica Prison Riot
- Tom Seaver
- mechanical cow-milking machine with steam-driven vacuum pump
- September 28, 1987
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per order. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.