Summer in Austin is back, and we couldn’t be more excited. Summer is the perfect time of year to take advantage of all the unique experiences Austin has to offer.

This year at The Driskill, we’re celebrating summer by opening The Driskill Grill for breakfast and lunch- something that hasn’t been done in roughly 40 years. Since 1929, The Driskill Grill has been a favorite dining spot in Austin, and has a special place in history as the host to President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird’s first date. After serving only dinner for four decades, you can now enjoy a classic Austin breakfast, a business lunch or a casual meal with friends in the city’s most historic dining room. Breakfast at The Driskill Grill is one of our oldest traditions, and we’re thrilled to bring it back for you this summer.  

In addition to opening The Driskill Grill for breakfast and lunch, we’re offering you a variety of new dining options throughout the hotel during the summer while we update the 1886 Café dining room. This casual dining spot will be refreshed with an enhanced bakery experience to serve Austinites and hotel guests alike.  

 “Summer at The Driskill” begins Monday, June 16 and lasts through Saturday, August 30. Join us as we celebrate with special dining options only available this summer:

-  Experience the tradition of breakfast and lunch in The Driskill Grill daily from 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (4 p.m. on Sundays). The Driskill Grill will be operating its normal dinner hours of 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.

-  If you’re in the mood for a casual dinner, 1886 Café is providing dinner service in the lobby and outdoor terrace from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily.

-  When the craving for a chocolate croissant hits, head to The Driskill Bar, where coffee and pastries will be available from 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily.  The Driskill Bar will also serve lunch beginning at 12:00 p.m. each day in addition to its normal bar menu and hours.

-  Need a show-stopping cake for your next event? The Bakery is open business as usual.

In the spirit of summer, our menus will include new seasonal dishes, along with the classic favorites you know and love. 

At The Driskill Grill, you’ll find a Cantaloupe & Crab Salad and Summer Squash Soup alongside classic 1886 Café favorites like the Driskill Granola, Lady Bird Omelet, and the Hangover Burger.

1886 Café & Bakery’s dinner menu, served in the lobby of The Driskill and on the outdoor terrace, features new summer items like a Roasted Artichoke Sandwich, Heirloom Tomato Pasta Pomodoro, and Chorizo and Manchego Flatbread, with a variety of salads, sandwiches and small plates.   


The full summer menus for all of our dining options can be viewed at  


As you’re out celebrating the season, we hope you’ll join us for “Summer at The Driskill."