Brentwood Social House in the Media
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By Emily Beyda
BRENTWOOD SOCIAL HOUSE: In most parts of the U.S., afternoon tea is a lost art. Not so at the Brentwood Social House, where their afternoon tea ritual includes a three-tiered stack of sweet and savory British specialties like tea sandwiches, scones, and diminutive sweet treats, served on mismatched vintage china, which is a cozy touch that makes you wonder why you don't take the time to do this for yourself every afternoon.
Near-ideal settings for a successful book group meeting, with food and drinks, decent acoustics, and seating that allows for spirited discussion without having to shout
By Melanie Haupt
BRENTWOOD SOCIAL HOUSE: Perfect for afternoon meetings; discuss the latest fiction from genteel locales over tea and pastries.
The ten best ways to indulge in a carbohydrate bomb by a bevy of talented local bakers and pastry chefs
By Melanie Haupt
Fat Rascal Scones Not too sweet, with a tangy bite from currants, and heckin' buttery. Blow your diet and die happy.
by Michael Barnes of Austin 360
Brentwood Social House.
1601 W. Koenig Lane. 512-362-8656. brendwoodsocial.com. 7 a.m.-6 pm. Monday-Sunday. Surface parking off Arroyo Seco. Decaf, teas, chai. Very quiet.
We were quite surprised to learn about this comforting and popular Brentwood spot from a source for a completely unrelated story. The smallish house on busy Koenig probably started in the 1930s when this was on the edge of town, then was renovated in the 1950s or ’60s to give it a whimsical modernist twist. The owners, Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano, have made it all their own with well chosen colors and decor, including a capacious dog-friendly patio out back. Olano specializes in English pastries as well as French-inspired food — all worth trying. Daniels, among other things, makes sure service at the bar and elsewhere is prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. This was sort of a coffee house desert for a while, so we welcome the Social House with open arms. (We’ll also add it to our Burnet Road list.)
by Kimya Kavehkar of Austin Monthly
Anglophiles will dig this British-themed coffee shop that serves such delicacies as cheese pasties, sausage rolls, curry pies, Bakewell tarts, and Victoria sponge cakes. Basically, it’s every Great British Bake-Off fan’s dream. There large space features multiple rooms and a patio, and plays host to events like live music, petting zoos, a new moms social hour, and, of course, afternoon tea.
by So Much Life
The name says it all…Brentwood Social House. It’s an adorable bungalow-turned-coffee house in the Brentwood neighborhood of Austin. A place to gather. Co-owners Sarah and Suzanne created this cozy space after receiving overwhelming feedback from their online neighborhood community: “yes, we want a local coffee house!”
by Elisa Regulski of Only in Your State
What happens when Texas charm meets classic English tea? You’ll get Brentwood Social House, a delightfully cozy tea house full of scrumptious pastries and refreshing drinks. Taste the delicate puff pastry sourced from Belgium and sip on some house-made chai. Brentwood Social House’s outdoor patio becomes even more charming as Autumn creeps in. This cozy tea house in Austin is picture perfect for a fall day.
by Kelly of Discovering Austin
Brentwood Social House is a little house that has been converted into a coffee shop. They left the walls, all the rooms, everything. Now, there are tables and chairs in each space so there’s plenty of work space. It feels like working at home! But your kitchen has baristas ready to fuel you up. They serve a bit more than coffee, including tea and small bites (like quiche). I also love their style. They have an awesome mural depicting the Brentwood neighborhood inside their hip black and white exterior.