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Old Bakery & Emporium

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Address: 1006 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-2424
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+1 512-477-5961
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Bakery built in 1876, complete with an old-fashioned oven and wooden...

Bakery built in 1876, complete with an old-fashioned oven and wooden baker's spade.

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beautiful place!!!

It is beautiful building at right side when you almost arrive to the Capitol. Cozy, charn, and also a very friendly staff, in a place you could find those special gifts for your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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298 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It is beautiful building at right side when you almost arrive to the Capitol. Cozy, charn, and also a very friendly staff, in a place you could find those special gifts for your self or for others.

1 Thank rzccr
Greeley, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a delightful shop! A wide range of QUALITY handmade art and craft items, made by "seniors" over age 50. There's also a free art gallery upstairs, and a small museum area. We bought some beautiful dessert/appetizer plates that are very unique.

1 Thank Lainy325
Deweyville, Utah
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

We did not expect to find a jewel in the rough in the Old Bakery. We saw the best of local, handmade art and crafts. The staff could not have been more helpful and we found everything we needed to satisfy our shopping for friends and relatives. Don't miss this little shop if you are in downtown Austin. The most... More 

1 Thank Marlene B
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I absolutely adore this place! The building was an old bakery and has the items from it in a museum upstairs on display. The downstairs is a visitor's center and a store for artists 65 years and older to sell their works. I purchased several handmade items including dresses for my Barbies and a small crocheted pink pig. I love... More 

Thank pnkgirl27
Redondo Beach, California
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

This is a lovely little place about a long block from the capitol. It's a bit inauspicious and it bills itself as a visitor's center, mini-museum upstairs and a crafts market with all the artisans local residents over 50. Okay, I'm over 50, and I'm NOT a senior citizen . . . yet. The people staffing the shop are generous... More 

2 Thank Laura T
Philadelphia, PA
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141 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

This beautiful antique building houses a visitor center, mini museum and an art gallery highlighting the work of elder craftspeople. It's all wonderful but I was especially impressed with the variety of outstanding "craft/art" items on display and for sale. Jewelry, art, fabric design, clothing, baby items, furnishings......all were in abundance and most were well executed and affordable. I fell... More 

2 Thank LeahPhiladelphia_PA
Austin, Texas
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127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Located across from the Capital Building this lovely store has tasteful and well made Texas souvenirs from handmade cards, wearing apparel, stained glass, paintings, jewelry and other crafts made by talented senior citizens. The Bakery and Sandwich shop is closed but still worth a visit. Easy access by bus or car; parking.

Thank clearspace
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Maybe it's just me, but I expected some fresh bread. Lots of original handmade Texas items for purchase and antiques to view but that's about it.

1 Thank Agmedman
Gold Coast Australia
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2011

The three little old ladies running this place were very welcoming, but now that the bakery has been closed down there is little to see here. Plenty of crafts; well made by senior citizens but really not very interesting.

Thank Nawlins66
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2008

Found this place several years ago. It offers top quality handcrafted items made by area senior citizens, and a terrfic lunch: soup and sandwich for about $4.25. It's right downtown, and easy to get to. Highly recommended.

2 Thank dougmatt8

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