From pastries to pizza, Abby Jane Bakeshop bringing treats to Dripping Springs

Abby Jane Bakeshop held a soft opening Jan. 16-17 in Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Abby Jane Bakeshop held a soft opening Jan. 16-17 in Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Abby Jane Bakeshop held a soft opening Jan. 16-17 in Dripping Springs. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Abby Jane Bakeshop has outdoor seating. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Abby Jane Love previously worked at Dai Due in East Austin. (Courtesy Abby Jane Bakeshop)
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Abby Jane Bakeshop offers pizzas made to order. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The bakery offers croissants, cakes, cookies, brownies, quiches, loaves of bread and scones. (Courtesy Abby Jane Bakeshop)
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Abby Jane Bakeshop is located behind the Treaty Oak Distilling parking lot. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Abby Jane Love, a pastry chef with 13 years of experience—including time in Boston, Virginia and at East Austin restaurant Dai Due—is bringing her passion for baking to Dripping Springs.

After a soft opening this past weekend, Abby Jane Bakeshop will officially open Jan. 21 at 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, sharing a building with Barton Springs Mills and located right next door to Treaty Oak Distilling.

Love said the bakeshop’s menu was crafted with options for breakfast, lunch, snacks and afternoon drinks in mind. The bakery offers croissants, cakes, cookies, brownies, quiches, loaves of bread, scones and fresh baked pizzas. Coffee and espresso drinks are also available, and beers are on tap.

“We designed the menu to have a lot of options using local grains and seasonal produce to be a fresh, healthful but also an indulgent little neighborhood spot in Dripping Springs,” Love said. “I want to make this a really great bakery that people will want to come back to as regular customers.”

Within the bakeshop, you can watch the team of chefs in action behind the counter, creating baked goods for the next day and and pizzas to order. Through a window on the interior wall, customers get a look into the neighboring Barton Springs Mill at work.

The mill, which is owned by James A. Brown and opened in 2016, partners with farmers in Texas to grow heritage and heirloom grains and provides the flour and grain for the bakeshop as well as others in the community.

“I wanted it to be an open kitchen, where on one side it’s the flour being made and on the other the flour being turned into what you eat,” she said. “Everything we bake is made from those grains and flour, so I consider us a kind of showcase for what Barton Springs Mills is doing.”

Abby Jane Bakeshop will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking for the bakeshop can be found behind the Treaty Oak Distilling parking lot. Outdoor seating is available on the shop’s patio as well as at picnic tables out front.

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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