TRAVIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Iconic bakery, Texas French Bread, on Rio Grande Street in Austin, Texas, was substantially damaged in a Tuesday morning blaze.

The bakery, which opened in 1981 and was previously a live music venue that hosted some of Austin’s most iconic performers, like Stevie Ray Vaughan, suffered major fire damage Tuesday morning.


The business posted a GoFundMe to help rebuild the iconic structure. At last look the page had receive around $20,000 in donations.

From GoFundMe:

Texas French Bread had a devastating fire in the early morning of January 25, 2022.

Their beloved staff got out safely, but the building that has been home to the family-owned bakery for decades is destroyed, along with everything inside.

Any help you can offer will go directly to help support staff. Beyond that, it is unclear what TFB’s operating costs and insurance reimbursements could be going forward.

Thank you for supporting one of our most treasured community hubs during this difficult time.

AFD said there was $1.1 million in damage to the structure and $500,000 in damage to the contents of the building.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Travis County is a county in south central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,024,266; the estimated population in 2019 was 1,273,954. It is the fifth-most populous county in Texas. Its county seat is Austin, the capital of Texas – Wikipedia.