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Business Details

18

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

Extra Phones:

Phone: (512) 453-3430

Phone: (512) 453-5261

Primary Phone: (512) 453-3430

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Payment method:
amex, diners club, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
Central Austin, Hancock
AKA:

Quack's 43rd St Bakery

Categories:
Bakeries, Coffee Shops, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Holidays

Cuisine: Omelets

Price Range : Below Average

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ATXGastronomist
05/20/2012Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
An old favorite

This Hyde Park gem has been around forever, and its baked goods are some of the best in town. Keep an eye out for their pretty (and sometimes cheeky) decorated cookies!

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the just
11/23/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Attitude galore

Instead of a cup of coffee, I got a cup of attitude.

The product is under average.

Bye, bye! I am no longer coming back.

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farfly
09/16/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Bohemian funk

Quack's on the drag ruled the day, as did Hyde Park Bakery in it's day (for you neos the former morphed from the latter) . Sadly, the merger did them both in, although we still love to pick up some baked goodies on weekend mornings. Anyone remember the Peasant's Soup, or the walnut scones at old Hyde Park baker? They were incomparable. The chocolate croissants, pecan snails, danishes and cute theme cookies are pretty darn up there so much is forgiven. But with the flies, witless,...view more unfriendly need-a-bath-soon staff, dank and glum atmosphere it's a place to stop in and pee, and maybe pick up some baked goods on the way out if feeling sympathetic. Really people, get a clue. It is now only because Hyde Park neighborhood expects a bakery to occupy that spot on 43rd street that the present establishment even exists today. OWNERS: rethink your presence here, you're losing it fast.... If it weren't for Huff smoking cigs on the bench outside, extolling abstruse wisdom through his crackled cosmos then this place wouldn't have any 'je ne se qua' left.view less

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doomtints
09/06/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Nothing notable.

Great coffee, but you can get great coffee anywhere.

Slow service, even to get that cup of coffee.

Lots of cheap desserts, but you can also get cheap desserts anywhere.
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Sandwiches are below average.
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crotchcruncher
07/30/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Smells like trash

This place is terrible. The one and only reason you might consider visiting this place is if you live in the neighborhood, otherwise avoid it at all cost. The coffee is gross, the over priced desserts aren't any better than say a Little Debbie snack cake and I'm not sure what the geniuses at Quack's are constituting as food, but their sandwiches are horrific. I had a Turkey and Brie panini and literally fell ill after a couple of bites. It was most definitely not made to order. You cou...view moreld tell it had been sitting in a refrigerator for several hours. The Barista heated it up on a grill, took him forever, and then the center was cold. I'll never eat at this dump again!view less

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celine75
07/18/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Skip this place

Went in a late Sunday night- trying to satisfy my sweet tooth. The late hours is the reason why I chose this place. When I drove up- I thought- How cute! That was about it. The selection was small, the clerk at the register was not helpful or friendly at all. The website looks yummy and I didn't see half of what was listed. I bought the carrot cake and raspberry cupcake. The cupcake was cold and hard. The only raspberry flavor I tasted was very subtle in the icing. The actual bread par...view moret didn't really taste like anything other than bread and it was COLD. The cupcakes should be room temp....not super cold. The carrot cake was good- NOT great. I didn't like it enough to consider going back. Left and didn't finish either pastry. I say SKIP.view less

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youarewhatyoue
08/09/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
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Wonderful!

Quacks 43rd has quite an impressive variety of baked goods! They have some of the best carrot cake and chocolate cake (especially with the ganache!) that I've had anywhere. The cupcakes are amazing! From the REAL vanilla bean buttercream topped white cupcake, (also the best white cake I've ever tasted) to the fancy lemon meringue filled with luscious lemon curd, and topped with perfectly swirled and toasted meringue, it's a sight to behold! \r
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The decorated shortbread cookie
...view mores are the best tasting and most beautiful in all of Austin! \r
The chocolate chip cookies are the best I've had in my life. The ginger krinkle is also high on my list.\r
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The fresh pastries they put out every morning are divine. I especially recommend the cinnamon rolls or butter croissants. And the apple cinnamon pie never disappoints. Everything here is made from scratch!\r
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The atmosphere is easygoing, and it's quite a popular spot in the Hyde Park neighborhood. \r
One slight turnoff would be, say, the vagrants loitering around and/or panhandling customers outside, and coming in to fill up on free condiments. No wonder they took away the free water pitcher. It's seemed to help quite a bit. Thanks, management!
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tychis
08/05/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
lost its charm

Remember when... down on the drag? Well they have removed the free water jug, and are actively running\r
away, with words and action, long time customers. And then management wonders why business is declining. Oh well its my money and I choose people friendly enviroments to share it with.

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05/08/2008
Overall
Hands down best sugared cinnamon rolls!

I love Quack's! I've been going to them ever since they had the location on the drag. And during college, they nourished me with fresh, baked goods and coffee for 6 straight years. The employees are usually pretty nice and the place is always packed. However, they have so much seating available that you can almost always find some open seating.

Here are some of the desserts that I really enjoy there:
rosemary apple pie, coconut pie, salty oat cookie (sounds weird, but I guarant
...view moreee you'll like it!), pecan snail danish, Italian cream cake, carrot cake, and the most kickass sugared cinnamon rolls I've ever had in my entire life!view less

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fyodor
04/07/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
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ALMOST perfect

Okay, everyone is right. This place is great, great coffee, great baked goods, great place to hang out or study. But I've got one beef with Quacks that really bothers me. It's how they act when you're there late.\r
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See, Quacks officially stays open until 1AM. But come about 12:15, sure enough, the music will be jacked up to whole new volume levels, and the guys working the store will start coming up to your table and sweeping, cleaning, right up next to you, like they're BEGGI
...view moreNG you to figure out that they're trying to close soon. I understand they don't want to stay there until the wee hours of the morning, but if you don't want people to stay there until 1AM, don't make your official hours stay open til 1AM!!!! Some of us who study our lives away are attracted to Quacks because it stays open relatively late, but it's just kind of rude to make me feel like I'm past my welcome if I stay past 12:30.\r
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That being said, I keep going back because of the damn good coffee and damn good baked goods.
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