Word of Mouth Bakery


Word of Mouth Catering has been serving Austin for over 30 years, but you may not know about their cafe! 

THE LOCATION Word of Mouth Bakery is located at 917 W. 12th Street in Austin. The business is located close to the intersection of W 12th and N. Lamar. One side of the building is for the cafe and the other is used for catering. The building has a parking lot next door with several spots. 

THE INTERIOR Upon entry you’ll notice a cozy cafe vibe, chalkboard menu offerings and cases of mouth watering baked goods. We happened to visit the cafe during one of Austin’s freakishly cold April days and the cafe instantly warmed our spirits.  

They offer counter service, so you walk right up to the front where they have their full menu available for you to peruse. Place your order,  pick a table and your food is sure to arrive at your table with polite conversation and a smile!  

THE FOOD All of the food, including cakes and pastries are made from scratch the same day with natural ingredients. Of course, we had to be somewhat responsible and order some nourishing menu items before getting right down to the treats. 

We shared the Lemon Kale Salad with grilled chicken and Pecan Pimento Cheese Croissant. My love of a hearty salad was met with Word of Mouth’s carefully crafted bowl of greens. The tang from currants placed on top paired with the crunch of the kale and little bits of crouton heaven sprinkled throughout were what really sold me! 

Executive Pastry chef, Liz, has been perfecting her recipes for more than 30 years and when we raved about the lightness of the croissant to cafe manager, Gabrielle, we were told time has been spent in France to craft proper croissant technique. We thought the Pecan Pimento Cheese was an incredibly playful way to mimick the textures and flavor profiles of chicken salad while using local pecans and offering a unique vegetarian option.  

We sampled many sweet items from mini cheesecakes to their signature ‘Gold Digger’ bar and were wildly impressed. Word of Mouth Bakery truly spares no details when it comes to their creations. 

CONCLUSION I need many, many trips back to Word of Mouth Cafe. I would love to meet my husband on a lunch date, chat with a friend over coffee and pastries or take our daughter for a mommy and daughter date. Oh, and I cannot forget about the custom cakes! My mind is already brainstorming all the future events I could utilize their cakes, baked goods and catering. All of the menu items we tried were outstanding, so I am pretty stinking sure they do everything with the same finesse! 

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