As soon as you turn off 38th you notice the quaint wooden buildings. The front porch offers window views that dazzle and invite. Upon entering the Menagerie, you are struck by the layed out table displays that would impress any dinner guest, and the walls displaying silver, crystal, and china of finest quality. The kind staff greets you and bids you to wander the shop at your leisure, and what a wonder it was. The only problem was deciding on which exquisite piece to buy for my friend's wedding, and even there the staff was helpful while still sublime. One of Austin's greatest pleasures.
Pros: ambience, parking, service, displays that inspire, great taste
Cons: this is high end shop - would be like a Tiffany or Neiman Marcus in price