Quack's 43rd Street Bakery
411 E. 43rd, 512/453-3399
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-11pm; Sat., 7am-11pm; Sun., 7:30am-11pm
Carrying on the slacker side of Austin tradition, Quack's is a great place to luxuriate over coffee and a pastry. The baked goods are enormous.
This inviting neighborhood cafe serves coffee, tea, beer, wine, and a light menu sandwiches and salads.
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Eighteen flavors of steamed bagels; 11 varieties of schmears; a host of sandwiches served on bagels, challah, or sourdough baguettes; and salads, soups, and roll-ups.
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The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie.
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