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$15 for $30 Worth of French and Mediterranean Bistro Fare at Texas French Bread

West University

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Chefs craft weekly rotating menus with local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients such as squash blossoms, mussels & fresh-baked bread.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for corkage fee. Baked goods subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Bistro Fare

The weekly rotating dinner menu features small plates of locally sourced fare ($8–$13) and large plates such as the hanger steak with salsa verde ($21). The lunch menu includes sandwiches on house-baked bread ($8.75 for a whole), and breakfast fare starts mornings with house-made granola and yogurt ($5.95) and banana-walnut pancakes ($7.95).

Texas French Bread

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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92% of 1,233 customers recommend

  • “Mini baguettes are great! ”

  • “Delicious!”

  • “Very quant, yet child friendly, good service”

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    West University

    2900 Rio Grande St.

    Austin, Texas 78705

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