Old Bakery & Emporium
Old Bakery & Emporium
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsArt GalleriesHistoric SitesArt MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Located in the heart of Austin by the Capital building, the Old Bakery & Emporium was built by Swedish immigrants in 1876 and operated as a bakery. Today, this historic building serves as a history museum, artisan emporium, and art gallery that exclusively features the work of local artists over the age of 50.
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bedfordmom2
greater boston area437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Business
I was thrilled to find a beautiful glass earrings and necklace. Very reasonably priced and would have been 2-3x in downtown boutiques. All the employees volunteer their time to show their work. They were so nice. Nice crafts at fair prices.It was the only place that I bought things during my stay. a block away from the capital.
Written 21 November 2019
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Brent N
Metairie, LA176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Take some time to check out the art, history and crafts this place has to offer. It's not a bakery, but it was still a cool place to visit.
Written 21 August 2019
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sbecon
Washington DC, DC226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I am always hoping to find a place like this when I travel. A shop with locally made art and crafts, with a number of excellent souvenirs. Depending on the type of things you like, you could spend 15 to 30 minutes looking through the shop.

Additionally, the two staff people in the shop were warm and welcoming. I overheard them giving people advice on places to go and things to do. And when I wanted to get a piece shipped (which they were not equipped to do) they put me in touch with the artist who arranged it for me. Wonderful service.
Written 13 April 2019
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Marta E
El Paso, TX887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
place 2 buy some homemade knickknacks for souvenirs..there is some information on the city and a small museum telling u about the original owners..I walked in while the seniors were having a presentation in the early evening. They had some snacks..and I learned about the original owners
Written 2 February 2019
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico9,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
This building is now a place for elderly to present their lovely hand made work, it’s a museum and an art gallery! What a lovely place full of love and amazing people happy to help! They had a lot of information about Austin and fun, interesting things to do here, maps and activities! I will definitely come back with more time before I go! Walking distance to the Capitol and full of gift and souvenirs to take home! The people were so nice and warm I wished I had more time to just sit down and chat with them! I hope someday they have a small coffee shop here so that more will take advantage of visiting. Follow me for more fun places, information and discounts on Austin! #planforamiracle #lawofattractionphotos
Written 1 February 2019
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,014 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
We were in the city looking for other things to do and called in here. Very helpful people, particularly J!. gave us good information about things to do and see. They have many things for sale in the shop, more arty than touristy but worth a browse
Written 7 November 2018
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Summer K
Baton Rouge, LA337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Based on previous reviews, I didn't expect to like this place as much as I did... guess I am a true history buff because I thought it was delightful! If you take the time to LOOK, there is a lot to see here. Yes, there are some great, locally made items for purchase, but the building itself is living testament to the history of this town. And upstairs houses a really nice local history exhibit displaying items used or worn by the original inhabitants. The upstairs also has an art exhibit and boasts pretty fabulous views of the Texas State Capitol. Absolutely lovely visit and definitely recommend!
Written 28 October 2018
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Go2FunFood
Dubuque, IA869 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Simple food prepared fresh. Lots of seating. Order at the counter, delivered to the table. Lots of windows makes the place light and fresh.
Written 21 February 2018
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The cafe closed some years ago. Find unique one of a kind arts and crafts by local artists. The art gallery and history center are located on the 3rd floor. Opening Art Receptions are the 1st Friday of the month, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Written 17 January 2019
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AvaE27
Bradenton, FL448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
This is a great stop to pick up some local flavor in the form of arts, crafts and photos. The downstairs is chock full of colorful gifts and jewelry in a wide range of prices. I picked up a beautiful glass suncatcher for $17, but saw some lovely handmade cards and jewelry too. Upstairs is a photo gallery and secondary room with interesting historical information.
Written 20 January 2018
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mikelcesc
Willoughby, OH457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
We met so many nice people on our trip to Texas, I’ve lost count. One that stands out in my mind though was Shane at the Visitors' Center at the Old Bakery & Emporium. The reason for our trip was to move my nephew to Austin to a new job. When we started asking Shane so many questions about Austin, he quickly figured out that this was going to be a whole new life in Texas for this young person and could not have been more helpful. He told us so many things about the city and where to go, we left the center excited and more confident about my nephew’s new life in Texas.
Written 11 November 2017
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