Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery is the present incarnation of Captain Quackenbush’s Intergalactic Dessert Company and Espresso Café which opened for business on the Drag, across the street from the University of Texas at Austin, back in 1983. Over the years, our long name was truncated by our patrons and consequently we’ve formally shortened it to Quack’s.
Quack’s was the first coffeehouse in Austin. We originally served espresso coffee drinks only, a less than subtle attempt to introduce our customers to espresso based drinks. We’ve long ago relented and now offer drip brewed coffee and more recently French-pressed coffee in addition to our espresso line. The coffee beans that we use are never frozen. They’re freshly roasted here in Austin, Texas, not Italy, Seattle or even Houston. We serve our coffee in ceramic, glass, or paper cups. Fairly traded organic coffees are also available. Our prices are moderate.
Quack’s line of bakery products grew out of a need to provide freshly baked products for our customers. With the exception of the bagels that we carry, all the baked items sold here are made here from scratch. We use high quality natural ingredients which contain no trans-fats. We use no frozen dough or mixes. Our products contain no preservatives, additives or emulsifiers. We service many wholesale accounts that elect to serve their customers better quality baked goods in lieu of more commonly available, less expensive commercial products.
We invite you to come visit Quack’s. There’s always something new and we’re always evolving!
Owner, Quack’s 43rd St. Bakery