Austin >Old Pecan Street Cafe
Like many filmmakers, The Coen Brothers are big fans of shooting in and around Texas; No Country for Old Men was filmed in West Texas and True Grit and Blood Simple were shot in Austin. You might spot The Old Pecan St. Cafe in Blood Simple; the Sixth street, brick-laden establishment acted as both Abby's (Frances McDormand) apartment and where the agita-inducing finale took place. They've since cleaned up the blood and Old Pecan Street Cafe is now an eatery and event space. If you see M. Emmet Walsh roaming the halls, run or grab your butter knife!
Incredible Pecan Pie. I have been to Pecan Street cafe before and do not know why I never tried the Pecan Pie... ??? All I can say is I will be back!!!! Infact friends will now think it is me who makes it when invited for Thanksgiving and other special occasions;) !!!
Great food, awesome atmosphere.
Just had lunch for my birthday at Old Pecan Street Cafe and although I've been an Austinite for 9 years, sadly this was my first time dining here. The menu was delectable - everything looked so good I couldn't choose what to get!
I got the spinach crepe and my husband got the pecan st. chicken. The food was delicious and came with a yummy salad and bread basket. We had a pecan crepe for dessert and it was so good - we didn't leave any!
We sat outside and the service was great. My husband is in the military and he was in his uniform and when we got the check, there was a 50% discount! Our server said that in-uniform military always get a discount. What a treat and what a great way to celebrate a birthday!
We will definitely be back here to try their breakfast and again for lunch! Highly recommended!
Food was bland. My boyfriend took me here for Valentine's Day. When we walked in it looked really nice, each table was candlelit and it looked really romantic. The server was really nice and attentive but the overall meal was mediocre. The house salad was ok, nothing special. We both got the blackened chicken alfredo--- The chicken was overly spiced and burned my throat but had no real flavor and the alfredo sauce was extremely bland. I had to cover the chicken in alfredo sauce so that I could even eat it (I have been eating spicy food my entire life). For dessert we got cheesecake and Italian cream cake both of which were great! If we ever go back it would be for desert only.
They have moved!. We stumbled on the new location on Trinity Street by chance. The ambience is totally different, more bistro and less raggedy. We were there for Sunday brunch, off the menu, and had some delicious coffee and Migas (a scrambled egg concoction Mexian style that was absolutely delicious). Highly recommended.
I just went for my birthday last month, and we had a group of 25...they were so attentive the entire night. Our food came out quickly and it was delicious. Everybody enjoyed their order. Paying was so easy b.c they knew we were splitting the bill from the beginning...no hassle at all. Its a great location too! Right on 6th st, in the middle of all the bars and clubs. Overall it was a great experience...definitely recommend this place. :)
p.s. had the italian cream cake, and it was delicioussss
a very nice surprise. We ended up here by chance, the resturant we were really going to was closed for repairs, so we ventured into the old pecan street cafe. We were greated warmly by the manager and seated right away. The food was amazing, no complaints what-so-ever. I don't suggests bringing kiddos, it's not the place for toddlers. The food was reasonable priced and the service was great. We will return soon for dinner, sans the kids.
Great Lunch Place!. We had an excellent lunch there! The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere wonderful! We are from out of town, but will eat there every chance we get to be in Austin!
Our Texas Wedding!. My husband and I stopped by the Old Pecan Street for lunch and mentioned to our server that we were getting married in Austin (we met in school but are from different states) and he suggested we try their (delicious!) cake. We fell in love with the upstairs reception space and ended up getting married there right over sixth street. The manager was more than accommodating as we had to plan the whole thing from California- she met all of our needs and showed all of our out-of-town family how amazing Austin really is... We can't wait to come back to Texas and visit!
Terrible Catering and Cakes. We found these guys at the Bridal Extravaganza. Their cakes tasted amazing and better than any other vendor so we booked them. We booked with Jessica, the events coordinator at the restaurant. She was the most unprofessional "events coordinator" I have ever worked with (and I work with a lot with my job.) We met with them 2 times, paid in full 3 weeks before the wedding almost $400 for a wedding cake, 2 tiers and a grooms sheet cake. We wanted a square cake and provided the manager a picture of what we wanted. Jessica said they would reproduce, no problem. The day of our wedding, they were supposed to deliver the cake early afternoon, sometime around 2, and they finally showed up at almost 7pm. The reception was scheduled for 7pm. When the cake arrived, it was 3 tiers, round and no grooms cake. A chunk of icing was falling off of one of the tiers, it leaned and looked like it was just thrown together. DO NOT USE THESE PEOPLE FOR ANY TYPE OF CATERING - IT WILL RUIN YOUR DAY. I have pictures of their handywork and would be glad to email to anyone if you want to see what it looked like.
Loved the patio..... It has been years since I was last there but I am looking forward to introducing my daughter to the restaurant. The food I remember most was the quiche but what I loved about the place was the 'patio' area. I am hoping that is still there. I loved walking through the relatively small inner area and coming out onto the 'courtyard', especially on a cool Autumn afternoon.
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