Julie Myrtille Bakery, the new confectionery from the popular farmers market stand, is now open as of Wednesday, December 4 in the Springdale General creative compound at 1023 Springdale Road in Govalle.
Eater photographer Courtney Pierce checked out the baked goods at the counter-service bakery with French country kitchen vibes. There are tarts (pear-almond, lemon meringue) and cakes (French fraisier, cheesecake), which are available whole or by-the-slice. Then there are smaller tarts (raspberry, peach-pistachio), macarons, pastries (Far Breton, eclairs), desserts (mousse, crepes), and, house-made jams.
The new kitchen also allows Julie Myrtille to expand into heartier entrees. The menu also features all sorts of egg dishes (scrambled to Benedicts to omelettes), breakfast croissant sandwiches, French toast, sandwiches (including a croque-monsieur), and quiches. Take a quick tour of the space below.
Owner and baker Julie Myrtille is from Paris, where she was recognized by the Academie Culinaire de France and received accolades from the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food. She moved to Austin in 2016, which is when she started the farmers market stand as a way to share her culinary expertise with the city. The single farmers market grew with nine locations across the city.
Julie Myrtille is found in the same building as the creative complex’s other restaurants: hand roll and omakase spot Uroko, sandwich restaurant Front Page, coffee shop and roastery Caffe Medici, and rotating lunch counter RPM Counter. While Front Page, Caffe Medici, and Uroko (to some degree) have their own individual spaces, there’s one big open seating area, reminiscent of a food hall. Adjacent to Julie Myrtille’s counter is a dedicated seating area.
Currently, the hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The farmers market stands will continue to operate.
December 9, 4:53 p.m.: This article has been updated to clarify the bakery’s current hours.