Europeans know their bread. And pastries. And they know there’s no connection between the real thing and what passes for bread in grocery stores and big box discounters.
Thank goodness Austin isn’t condemed to live on mass produced bread. Nope. Because we have Easy Tiger.
But Easy Tiger isn’t easy to pin down.
Yes, it’s a bakery in the best tradition of bakeries in Germany, Italy, and France.
Not only can you smell the wonderful breads, croissants and pastries baking as soon as you walk in, you can see it. A big glass window lets you peek at all the wonderful baking in process. And oh how wonderful it is.
Big, chewy loaves with real substance instead of air and chemicals.
Flaky, sweet croissant and other treats baked with real butter.
But turn around and head down the stairs, and Easy Tiger is something else entirely.
Yes, you can order those luscious pastries downstairs with coffee and tea. But you can also order lunch or supper, or head to the beer garden just off the dining room/pub.
Like I said, Easy Tiger is hard to pin down. But as long as they keep making Pan au Chocolat, I’m a happy (and frequent) visitor.
709 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Sun-Sat 7 am – 2 am
Sun-Sat 11am – 2 am