This longtime Austin institution gracefully straddles the line between being part practical hardware store, part high-end home and garden furnishing supplier, and certainly is anything but typical. While seasoned staff in the hardware department will happily walk first-timers step-by-step through a routine plumbing repair, an array of colorful Le Creuset cookware, china, silverware, and glassware line the shelves just a few paces across the store. Established in 1970 by Truman and Ann Breed, Breed & Co. is still owned and operated by the Breed family, and offers one of the finest and most practical tabletop collections in Austin, along with registry services. High-end brands Wustoff, Shun, Breville, Cuisinart, Bodum, and Nespresso are neatly nestled among an inspiring collection of cookbooks, linens, cutting boards, and just about anything else your kitchen or tabletop could possibly require. Whether you’re itching to update your entertaining aesthetic or selecting housewares for the first time, Breed & Co.’s trained staff offers consultation services of practically every variety.