Val and I spent her 9th day in Austin continuing the adventure. And since I hadn’t shown her much of the East Side, we headed that way. We pulled up to a the Eastside Cafe, greeted by a simple sign in front of an understated bungalow, wanting more than just a delish brunch. Seriously, I wanted to move in. If I had to settle on a dream home, this would be it.
We showed up just before 11 AM and were seated immediately in a cozy dining room. The friendliest of servers brought us our coffee and tea, delivered a basket of unexpected and delicious jalapeño corn muffins, and steered us in the right ordering direction.
Val went with the apple almond Belgium waffle, which had a presentation that couldn’t be beat. A mound of freshly whipped cream, a bowl of apple compote, a mini pitcher of pure maple syrup – beautiful I tell ya! I reached across the table and snagged a bite. An A-Mazing bite for a savory breakfast lover and an even more A-Mazing meal for the sweet loving kind.
This savory breakfast girl ordered the eggs florentine, which was served with a heaping stack of homefries. They won me over with the use of fresh spinach that was only slightly wilted from the heat of the egg. And the homefries, well, each square was cooked to homefry perfection.
Eastside Cafe quickly became my favorite brunch spot in Austin. The food, the service, the atmosphere – the place was spot on in every instance. The cafe alone is worth venturing over to the East Side, but the fact that they have such awesome neighbors makes the trip even more exciting!
I’ll be seeing you soon, Eastside Cafe!