What’s brunch without crispy bacon, spicy sausage, or maybe some brisket hash?
If you’re at Bouldin Creek, you’ll find that brunch is exactly the way it should be.
Bouldin Creek Cafe has been providing Austin with uniquely delicious vegetarian options for 14 years now, most of which can also be made into vegan dishes. During its lifetime, the artistically inclined cafe has developed quite a brunch following made up of vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Coffee with a Conscience
Start brunch off right with an expertly made cup of fair trade, organic coffee. Keep it classic with a Creek Tweek (drip coffee with a shot of espresso), or get fancy with a Nutella Mocha Freeze. If coffee isn’t your jam, they’ve still got you covered with 25 different hot teas, a Lavender Mate Sour, a Hippy Shake with hemp powder or a Sake Screwdriver.
Veggie Based Brunching
Once you’ve settled on a drink or two, order yourself a slice of the homemade blueberry cornbread as you decide what else to eat. Go simple with a bowl of Kick-Ass Granola (that’s the name, y’all), and take your pick between milk from a cow, a nut or a grain.
Or check out the well-known Renedict, a spin on (you guessed it) Eggs Benedict with tofu bacon, spinach, cage-free eggs and a vegan Hollandaise. Vegans rejoice: you can replace the cage-free eggs with a locally made tofu scrambler in any dish. I hear it’s great, but have yet to forego the chicken-produced version.
Speaking of which, the Joe’s Smokin’ Omelet is a solid choice as well, due in large part to the chipotle-pecan pesto that’s poured on top. My Bouldin brunch favorite, though, is the Oven Cake Breakfast: homemade blueberry cornbread with agave syrup and a side of those eggs (or tofu).
Brunch is made even better at Bouldin Creek by the local art splattered across the walls, which is rotated out monthly. They also have a spacious dog friendly patio at their current location, located just three blocks away from the original house where it all started.
With a laid back, Austin-focused atmosphere, amazing blueberry cornbread and enough vegetarian omelets to make your head spin, Bouldin Creek Cafe (1900 S First Street) wins a well-deserved spot in the sixth edition of my Battle of the Brunches.
What’s your favorite vegetarian friendly spot for brunch?