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Texas French Bread

American Cafe, Bakery/Coffeehouse | $

2900 Rio Grande
Austin, 78705
512/499-0544
Hours: Mon., 7am-6pm; Tue.-Sat., 7am-10pm; Sun., 8am-5pm
The founder's sons have refined the bakery into a cozy bistro with changing weekly menus that showcase the local farm-to-table meats and produce alongside the traditional fresh bread.

chronicle reviews

  • Texas French Bread

    Texas French Bread is now open for dinner

    Virginia B. Wood, 2008-12-18

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2011: Critics Best Lurid Locavore
  • 1997: Critics Best Sandwich Bread Available In Local Groceries
  • 1995: Critics Best Return To Form
  • 1994: Readers Best Bakery, Bread
  • 1994: Critics Best Gallery Opening Spread
  • 1993: Readers Best Bakery
  • 1993: Readers Best Bakery, Bread
  • 1991: Readers Best Bakery, Bread
  • 1990: Readers Best Bakery
  • 1990: Readers Best Bakery, Bread

FIRST PLATES AWARDS

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2012: Readers Locavore Menu
  • 2012: Readers Favorites
  • 2012: Readers Bread
  • 2011: Readers Bread
  • 2010: Readers Bread
  • 2010: Critics Most Comforting Locavore Winter Bistro Meal
  • 2009: Readers Bread
  • 2006: Critics Best Authentic Bagel
  • 2005: Readers Bread

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