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9 Restaurants Baking Fresh, Warm Bread in Austin

Baguettes, buns, and brioche

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Few foods can compete with freshly baked bread. Even in a city like Austin, where tortillas reign, the lure of a crunchy crust and soft, chewy middle can’t be ignored. Whether a loaf marks the start of a meal, becomes the vehicle for tasting fillings, or becomes the foundation for a sweet dessert, great bread is, in many cases, the element that brings the meal together.

Luckily, there are plenty of Austin restaurants that place a strong emphasis on serving delicious bread. From the sprouted-rye loaf at Dai Due to the assortment of gluten-free bread at Wild Wood Bakehouse to the sweet breads at Mi Tradición, this is Eater’s guide to finding — and eating — great bread in Austin.

Learn more about the talented bakers behind the bread, and explore the city’s best bets for baked goods, toasts, sandwiches, cookies, and pies.

Everything below is listed in geographical order from north to south. If a favorite bread spot is missing, let Eater know via the tipline or within the comments.

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1. Mi Tradición

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8716 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 374-9910
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Fresh bread baked daily is Mi Tradición’s ethos. For a sweet twist opt for this restaurant’s sweet bread, like the conchas and pan dulce. The bakery offers baguette for a classic savory option too.

Bread from Mi Tradición
Bread from Mi Tradición
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2. Wild Wood Bakehouse

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3016 Guadalupe St #200
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 327-9660
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French bread, sourdough, and focaccia options are all gluten-free at Wild Wood Bakehouse. The menu also boasts an array of gluten-free pastries, baked goods, and desserts.

Wild Wood Bakehouse’s breads
Wild Wood Bakehouse’s breads
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3. Texas French Bread

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2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 499-0544
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Texas French Bread has been cooking homemade, peasant-style French bread for Austin residents since 1981. And with a heavy emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients, it continues to please. Dine at the West Austin restaurant for a side of fresh bread with meals or find full loaves to take home at the restaurant’s farmers market stands.

Texas French Bread’s breads
Texas French Bread’s breads
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4. Dai Due

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2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
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Know for its standout meats, Dai Due’s bread program shouldn’t be overlooked. All breads are made from scratch using non-GMO flour that is locally sourced and milled whenever possible. The shop’s sprouted-rye loaf, used to complete a few of the lunch menu’s sandwiches, is a sure winner.

Dai Due’s bread offering
Dai Due’s bread offering
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5. Easy Tiger

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709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 614-4972
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The smell of freshly baked artisan bread is hard to miss at this 6th Street favorite. From baguettes to rye batard to walnut levain to the whole wheat oat bread, Easy Tiger can satisfy just about any bread lover’s palate. There’s a reason head baker David Norman is working in a bread cookbook. Order a sandwich using slices of a favorite bread or take a full loaf to go. Be sure to order the pretzel too.

Easy Tiger’s Swedish saffron buns
Easy Tiger’s Swedish saffron buns
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6. Emmer & Rye

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SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 366-5530
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Emmer & Rye lives up to its name daily, milling heritage grains in-house and sourcing only fresh, local ingredients. Baguettes rule at brunch, but the white Sonora country loaf stands out as a savory option at dinner.

Emmer & Rye’s white Sonora wheat baguette with cheese
Emmer & Rye’s white Sonora wheat baguette with cheese
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7. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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Comprised of a house-made roll, pig face, sauerkraut, and house Dijon, the pig face Parker House Roll at Odd Duck is a favorite for a reason. Burger buns, sourdoughs, and sandwich breads, all hearth-baked, are also on the menu.

Odd Duck’s breads
Odd Duck’s breads
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8. Elizabeth Street Cafe

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1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-2881
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French and Vietnamese fare blend together for a unique experience worth trying. The South Austin restaurant bakes two kinds of baguettes daily and a variety of croissants too.

Bread from Elizabeth Street Cafe
Bread from Elizabeth Street Cafe
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9. South Congress Hotel

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1603 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 920-6405
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Pastry chef Amanda Rockman oversees the pastry and bread programs for the entire hotel. Try the grilled laffa bread at the hotel bar; the craquelin at Central Standard’s brunch; the croissants at Mañana. The kouign amann is a favorite across the hotel’s outlets.

Grilled laffa and summer squash hummus from Cafe No Se
Grilled laffa and summer squash hummus from Cafe No Se
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1. Mi Tradición

8716 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Bread from Mi Tradición
Bread from Mi Tradición
Mi Tradición/Facebook

Fresh bread baked daily is Mi Tradición’s ethos. For a sweet twist opt for this restaurant’s sweet bread, like the conchas and pan dulce. The bakery offers baguette for a classic savory option too.

8716 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

2. Wild Wood Bakehouse

3016 Guadalupe St #200, Austin, TX 78705
Wild Wood Bakehouse’s breads
Wild Wood Bakehouse’s breads
Jason D./Yelp

French bread, sourdough, and focaccia options are all gluten-free at Wild Wood Bakehouse. The menu also boasts an array of gluten-free pastries, baked goods, and desserts.

3016 Guadalupe St #200
Austin, TX 78705

3. Texas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Texas French Bread’s breads
Texas French Bread’s breads
Texas French Bread/Facebook

Texas French Bread has been cooking homemade, peasant-style French bread for Austin residents since 1981. And with a heavy emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients, it continues to please. Dine at the West Austin restaurant for a side of fresh bread with meals or find full loaves to take home at the restaurant’s farmers market stands.

2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

4. Dai Due

2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Dai Due’s bread offering
Dai Due’s bread offering
Dai Due/Facebook

Know for its standout meats, Dai Due’s bread program shouldn’t be overlooked. All breads are made from scratch using non-GMO flour that is locally sourced and milled whenever possible. The shop’s sprouted-rye loaf, used to complete a few of the lunch menu’s sandwiches, is a sure winner.

2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

5. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Easy Tiger’s Swedish saffron buns
Easy Tiger’s Swedish saffron buns
Easy Tiger/Facebook

The smell of freshly baked artisan bread is hard to miss at this 6th Street favorite. From baguettes to rye batard to walnut levain to the whole wheat oat bread, Easy Tiger can satisfy just about any bread lover’s palate. There’s a reason head baker David Norman is working in a bread cookbook. Order a sandwich using slices of a favorite bread or take a full loaf to go. Be sure to order the pretzel too.

709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Emmer & Rye

SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110, Austin, TX 78701
Emmer & Rye’s white Sonora wheat baguette with cheese
Emmer & Rye’s white Sonora wheat baguette with cheese
Mindy H./Yelp

Emmer & Rye lives up to its name daily, milling heritage grains in-house and sourcing only fresh, local ingredients. Baguettes rule at brunch, but the white Sonora country loaf stands out as a savory option at dinner.

SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110
Austin, TX 78701

7. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Odd Duck’s breads
Odd Duck’s breads
Richard Casteel

Comprised of a house-made roll, pig face, sauerkraut, and house Dijon, the pig face Parker House Roll at Odd Duck is a favorite for a reason. Burger buns, sourdoughs, and sandwich breads, all hearth-baked, are also on the menu.

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

8. Elizabeth Street Cafe

1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Bread from Elizabeth Street Cafe
Bread from Elizabeth Street Cafe
Mary O./Yelp

French and Vietnamese fare blend together for a unique experience worth trying. The South Austin restaurant bakes two kinds of baguettes daily and a variety of croissants too.

1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

9. South Congress Hotel

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Grilled laffa and summer squash hummus from Cafe No Se
Grilled laffa and summer squash hummus from Cafe No Se
Cafe No Se/Facebook

Pastry chef Amanda Rockman oversees the pastry and bread programs for the entire hotel. Try the grilled laffa bread at the hotel bar; the craquelin at Central Standard’s brunch; the croissants at Mañana. The kouign amann is a favorite across the hotel’s outlets.

1603 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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