The Steeping Room

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings

11410 Century Oaks Terrace #112, Austin, TX 78759

(512) 977-8337

Easy to make with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix

83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    1 ratingAugust 26, 2015

    Visited during a business trip to Austin at the request of family who used to live in the area and was comforted by outstanding reviews. Unfortunately, I wasn't super impressed with service although they were busy but it seemed almost inconvenient asking what was recommended from the menu. No matter, I ordered one of their "service" options that samples a little bit of everything. GF scones were out and it sounded like management was hesitant to fill in a substitute that normally came with an upcharge but I was already forfeiting scone, spread and tea cake... Server appeared to work it out and a plate was served with my sandwiches, tort and cookies. I eyeballed the cookies as I definitely enjoyed the sandwiches and tort. When asked, my suspicions were confirmed: not one of those cookies were gf and now I began to worry about the berries I ate off them and the bread that was supposedly rice bread but was a bit too light and fluffy to be true. The server kindly brought me gf cookies to go and it looks like I was comped a bit on my check. I'm fortunate in that I merely feel ill when "gluten poisoned" versus more serious reactions I've heard tales of but it still prevents me from enjoying the cookies I took and the rest of my stay in Austin. I should note that the tea was indeed amazing.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2015

    Excellent not only do they have knowledgable servers who actually ask if you have an allergy and alert the kitchen when you ask for GF bread. They have treats galore and an 8 page tea list.

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2015

    Delicious food and exquisite service. When I eat out, even gluten free I often do not feel well afterwards. I have not felt so well and been so happy with my food eating out in a very long time. I am very impressed!

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2015

    My friend, Jenny and I love this place so much that it is a weekly destination. Staff are wonderful, and the GF offerings are all great. I highly recommend.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2015

    So many dessert options! Love it here, the food is good, the GF options don't limit you, and the servers are always nice.

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    1 ratingOctober 05, 2014

    The wait is too long for the quality of food. If you have children with you, the wait magically becomes even longer.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    They are very careful and ask each time if you have a gluten allergy when you order GF items so that they are sure not to cross contaminate. Their GF DESSERTS are AMAZING, and my husband didn't even know he was eating a GF cupcake. Their sandwiches are top notch! This is my FAVE GF spot.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2014

    Nestled inside a lovely shopping center sits the Steeping Room. it is a small shop with a sit down dining room adjacent. I got lost trying to find the room (first time in Austin) so I arrived 10 mins before closing. All they had left of the GF goodies were scones and carrot cupcakes. Which was cool cause I love carrot cake. got the GF cupcake and loved every crumb. It was moist, dense and ultimately satisfying. The coffees and teas were awesome too. I got spiced chi latte and hubby got a light Bolivian roast both brews were beyond expectations. Planning on going back tomorrow to have thre full spectrum of their GF options. Love love love the Steeping Room!

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    4 ratingMarch 09, 2013

    This tea room is not dedicated but they will flag your order in the kitchen. They have a wide array of lunch items including pastries and teas. A definite gem tucked north of 183 & MoPac. Must try!!

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    5 ratingDecember 02, 2012

    Lots and lots of GF options both on regular menu and dessert menu. Staff was very knowledgable and accommodating to check items for other intolerances I had as well. Sandwich bread was great, held together well (I would guess its Rudi's sandwich bread). Oh, tea selection is great too :)

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2012

    lots of GF options. excellent breakfast dish & love that they specialize in teas, (altho coffee drinks are still available). will definitely return. great locals cafe~indoor & outdoor seating, but not much

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2012

    Great breakfast, terrific staff. Very GF educated and accommodating.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2012

    Nice gluten-free options on the menu. Staff seems well trained and aware of celiac needs.

Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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