SOLD OUT :: Sparkling Holiday Afternoon Tea

SPARKLING Holiday Afternoon Tea

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Please check out our Afternoon Tea calendar for available dates for our traditional Afternoon Tea service.


SPARKLING Holiday Afternoon Tea

Sunday, December 16th
Tea starts at 3:00pm
$45/person

At Brentwood Social House we serve a 3-tiered stand of crafted sweet and savoury items, in keeping with the traditional English Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea). Ours is a casual, cozy Afternoon Tea with mismatched vintage china pieces set in a quaint coffee house.

MENU

SAVORY
Triple layer cream cheese and pumpernickel tea sandwiches
Caramelized onion and blue cheese tart
Holiday turkey, butternut squash, and cranberry tea sandwiches

DEVONSHIRE SCONE
Scone with butter and seasonal preserves

PATISSERIE
Eggnog mini tarts
Housemade chocolate truffles 
Parsnip spice cake

INCLUDES
Individual pot of tea
and prosecco!

— $45 —

We do ask for advance payment.
We can accommodate 20 guests and spots fill up quickly.
Gratuity is not included.

Playscape Update

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UPDATE!

With the combination of the donations to our playscape fund from our amazing friends and family (that includes the many people we have met throughout the year and now consider friends) and our own contribution, we purchased the awesome ship playscape at the former in.gredients space. That means we are getting to reuse a wonderful part of the East Austin community here in Brentwood!

Installation will happen within the next few weeks. We have to pay to move the playscape, but this is a SIGNIFICANT reduction in costs from our previous plan of building a brand new playscape.

While the playscape is paid for, we are still seeking additional funds to build a perimeter, put in kiddie cushion wood mulch (or rubber mulch for an additional $1300), and add lights/seating.

We would LOVE and APPRECIATE your support! Read more about the project and donate at gofundme.com/playscape-for-brentwoodsocial.

Needing your caffeine fix?

Brentwood Social House has coffee!

There is a city-wide water boil notice but Brentwood Social House has coffee, tea, and chai! We have been up and running since Monday with all coffee-related drinks. This includes drip AND espresso drinks.

Our closed-loop water system allows us to turn off the City water supply and add bottled water to the tank that flows to all our machines. We don’t have ice, but we’re good with everything else!

We are also serving beer, wine, and our full menu.

We’re open until 9:00pm Thursday-Saturday and 6:00pm Sunday-Wednesday.

Playscape for Brentwood Social House

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As many of you may have noticed, our picnic tables are gone from the backyard area. Why, you ask? We recently learned that in order to have the outdoor seating extend into the yard area, we would need to increase the number of parking spots we have. Since a 2-story parking garage is not going to happen anytime soon, we thought this is the perfect opportunity to REALLY make Brentwood Social House a community space for all ages and install a playscape (YAY!) in that big empty area. However, we need your help to make this vision a reality. Please click on the link below to read more about the project. We would LOVE and APPRECIATE your support!!

Spilling Tea with The Queens

Spilling Tea with The Queens

Spilling Tea with The Queens

Saturday, August 25th at 2:00pm
$45/person

Good heavens! It’s almost time for tea! Yes, dearies, you heard me correctly. Lace up those corsets and wear your best bonnet because the Brentwood Social House will be hosting Afternoon Tea with The Queens - Louisianna Purchase and Honey St. Claire! Join the upper echelons for something bold, full-bodied, delicious, and also there will be tea! We’ll have a special menu that’s sweet as honey and spicy as Louisiana.

While we won’t hold dressing for the occasion as sacrosanct, if one chooses to wear their best hat and gloves we’d be positively delighted!

High Society has never stooped so low.


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BSH on Fox 7 Austin's Good Day

Celebrating royal wedding at
Brentwood Social House

It's not just people in the United Kingdom and around the world that will be celebrating the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Celebrations will be happening right here in Austin too. Brentwood Social House owner Suzanne Daniels has more on what they're doing in honor of the special day.

View story here: http://www.fox7austin.com/good-day/celebrating-royal-wedding-at-brentwood-social-house

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House

This event has sold out!
Please check our calendar for other available dates for Afternoon Tea.


Celebrate mom at our
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea!

We will have a special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea event to celebrate the wonderful mothers in our life. Included is a lovely gift for mom!

At Brentwood Social House we serve a 3-tiered stand of sweet & savory items. The table is set with a tablecloth, vintage tableware and flowers so as to allow all those who partake to enjoy a very special and memorable Afternoon Tea experience.

Serving Afternoon Tea Everyday!

Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House

Enjoy Afternoon Tea during the week! We are now offering Afternoon Tea service at 2:30pm, Monday through Sunday. 

Our Afternoon Teas offer the perfect setting for bridal and baby showers, special occasions, or fun gatherings to catch up with friends. Tea service includes three delicious tiers of finger sandwiches, scones, and patisseries while you sip tea from vintage China. 

Since all of the baked goods and sandwiches served at Afternoon Tea are made in-house, a minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required. You can book your reservation below!

BSH Is Seeking an Experienced Barista!

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Brentwood Social House is now accepting resumes for an experienced barista. We are looking for someone who is positive, efficient and has customer service skills. We are very team orientated and work together to make shifts run smoothly. The ability to multitask and focus during busy times is essential while providing the customer with exceptional and friendly service. 

Hours of operation are 6am-7pm, seven days a week. This position will be up to 30+ hours a week and will include Saturdays and Sundays.

Must have:

  • experience as a barista making hand-crafted coffee and tea drinks
  • an outgoing, friendly attitude
  • ability to keep calm under pressure
  • flexibility, 3 to 5 shifts per week with weekend availability
  • current Food Handlers Certification (registered with the City of Austin)
  • current TABC Certification

Send your resume to info@brentwoodsocial.com!

8/6: Tiny Tails Petting Zoo at Brentwood Social House

Sunday, August 6th from 2pm to 4pm

Bring your kiddos (and your young at heart) to Brentwood Social House on Sunday, August 6th from 2:00-4:00pm for some cuddle time with tiny, fuzzy (and scaly!) animals! 

At the Tiny Tails petting zoo you will get one-on-one time with small animals such as bunnies, chicks, a guinea pig and a hedgehog. Admission is $10.00.


Avoid the wait and purchase your time slot ticket in advance. 
Please arrive 5 minutes before your allotted timeframe. Advanced ticket sales will be available online until Saturday, August 5th.

Learn more about Tiny Tails to You!

Coffeehouse Explorations (ed. 3) by discoveringatx.com

The following post is copy and pasted from discoveringatx.com's article here: https://discoveringatx.com/2017/07/14/coffeehouse-explorations-ed-3/


Coffeehouse Explorations (ed. 3)

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Kelly

The following blog is one of many in a set called #CoffeeHouseExplorations. Click the hashtag to see them all. I’m a teacher and I don’t like doing school work at home. I need home to just be for home. Since my KIPP campus is way out in east Austin, I pass by SO many cool places on my way home. I’m exploring them one at a time.

Today’s features include Brentwood Social HouseMonkey Nest Coffee, and Zhi Tea (not coffee, but close enough).

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.


Monkey Nest Coffee was an excellent find. They have a huge space with a ton if individual tables. It’s clear Monkey Nest was made for people do to work at. They also remind me a bit of Cuppa Austin because of their MASSIVE drink menu. They have everything you could want, and then some. Very impressed. They also serve little pizzas, sandwiches, everything you’d need to spend a very comfortable day working there.


Zhi Tea was another awesome find. Their location may seem out of the way (4607 Bolm Rd), but there’s quite a bit popping up around them! I plan to go back to visit SaTen, the Bento Kitchen Kiosk, Juice by Daily Greens, and a few others. Zhi Tea is a tea house. They have a ton of fresh, loose leaf tea to choose from. You can get it hot, iced, a whole pot, or as part of a tea tasting tray. If you like tea and tea tasting, you have to check this place out. They also sell loose leaf tea in little bags. I like the small bags because I feel like I rarely use all the loose leaf tea I buy.

Beer and Wine Are Here!

We are now selling beer and wine at Brentwood Social House. 

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Wine Menu

Chateau Souverain Chardonnay
Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
Ca’Bolani Pinot Grigio
Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
Storypoint Pinot Noir
Septima Malbec
Michael David 7 Deadly Zins
Baron de Ley Rosé
Lamarca Prosecco


Beer & Cider Menu

Real Ale Fireman’s 4 (Blonde Ale)
Oasis London Homesick (English-Style Ale)
Uncle Billy's Lazy Day Lager ( Pale Lager)
Twisted X Later Days IPA (Session IPA)
Big Bend Hefeweisen (Hefeweisen)
Circle Envy (Amber)
Real Ale Gose (German-Style Wheat)
Austin Eastciders Texas Honey

Beer and Wine Coming Soon!

BIG NEWS!

Our license has been approved and we're getting everything in place to start serving beer and wine within the next couple of weeks at Brentwood Social House! Soon you'll be able to drink a local, cold brew or sip on a refreshing red, white or bubbly on our back patio. Speaking of wine come by Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm for a wine tasting and help us choose which Chardonnay you'd like us to serve! 

A Notice on Parking at BSH

Protecting the residential character of Brentwood is important to us. We love being a part of this wonderful neighborhood and we want to be respectful neighbors. In an effort to work with our neighbors to create a safe space for residents, we ask that you do not park on or use McCarthy Circle (area indicated in purple) for turning around. There are many children who live and play in this cul-de-sac.

We also want to remind you that parking within 20 feet of an intersection or in front of a Yield sign (area indicated in red) is illegal. We would hate for any of our guests to get a parking ticket while visiting us.

Thank you for helping us be good neighbors!

Tiny Tails Petting Zoo at Brentwood Social House

Sunday, March 19th from 1pm to 3pm

Bring your kiddos (and your young at heart) to Brentwood Social House on Sunday, March 19th from 1:00-3:00pm for some cuddle time with tiny, fuzzy (and scaly!) animals! 

At the Tiny Tails petting zoo you will get one-on-one time with small animals such as bunnies, chicks, a guinea pig and a hedgehog. Admission is $5.00.

Learn more about Tiny Tails to You!

Austin Monthly: Where to Eat in Austin Now :: January 2017

Austin Monthly: Where to Eat in Austin Now :: January 2017

FIVE RESTAURANTS WORTH LEAVING THE HOUSE FOR THIS MONTH
BY KIMYA KAVEHKAR  |  Published: January 27, 2017

Taco Bell Cantina
I am a food lover. I am not a food snob. We each have our hierarchy of fast food joints, and Taco Bell ranks highly in mine. When I learned the new Taco Bell Cantina on the UT campus serves alcohol, I made my way to the Drag as fast as I could. It’s the loveliest Taco Bell I’ve ever seen. Mosaic tile surrounds its semi-open kitchen. Through windows you can see exactly what the cooks/assemblers are doing in there. But, let’s get real, the star of the show is the booze. There are three flavors of slushy—margarita, fruit punch, and Mountain Dew Baja Blast (of course)—and you can mix in shots of vodka, rum, and tequila. For locavores, they serve Tito’s Vodka, Treaty Oak Rum, and Tequila 512.
2000 Guadalupe St.

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
A lot of local food bloggers and journalists are saying that Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, from the team behind—you guessed it!—Ramen Tatsu-Ya, is one of the best restaurants to open lately. The Texas-Japanese small plates menu relies heavily on barbecue, and classics are given fun twists: takoyaki (fried octopus) serves as the base for Frito pie, and pecan pie is topped with an azuki bean whip. Adventurous eaters are encouraged to try the “squid marinated in squid guts,” but for something everyone will enjoy, the brisket and gouda “hot pocketz” and the “TX Butter” dipping ramen are divine. I’m still thinking about them three weeks later.
2713 E. Second St.

Brentwood Social House
I’m a huge fan of Great British Bake-Off. I’ve watched numerous seasons not really knowing what they were making. I guess I understood the concept of a Victoria sponge cake or a Bakewell tart, but I’d never tasted them—until I went to coffeehouse and cafe Brentwood Social House. They’ve got all the fancy British goodies, with ingredients shipped from England and Belgium for maximum authenticity. A personal favorite is the cheese pasty, which is a savory delight wrapped in puff pastry.
1601 W. Koenig Lane

Juice Society
For a quick and healthy working lunch, Juice Society has launched a menu of toasts, including avocado with pesto and alfalfa sprouts and spiced banana with almond butter, cinnamon, and bee pollen, both on local sourdough. They are rolling out more menu items soon, like raw pad Thai with spiralized zucchini in place of noodles, quinoa tabbouleh, and raw chocolate tart made with dates and avocado cacao. The food and drinks are delicious, but I’m a huge fan of the multitude of outlets, which make snacking on the go easy.  
1100 S. Lamar Blvd.

El Burro
Right next to Juice Society, and for a vastly different dining experience, there’s El Burro, from the team VOX Table. I’m still on the fence with how I feel about expensive Tex-Mex when cheaper and equally delicious options are plentiful in the capital city, but El Burro does have delicious food and cocktails. I ordered the beautiful (and very strong) Frida Kahlo made with rum, tequila, strawberry hibiscus and lime, which started the meal off on the right foot. Everything we ate—guacamole, cheese enchiladas, and chicken quesadillas—was excellent. The most memorable part of the meal was the guava dipping sauce that came alongside the churros. Hoping that a happy hour starts there with some discounted dishes.
1100 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 1125

See article on Austin Monthly website

Austin.com: Burnet Road Is Blowing Up! Here Are 10 Eateries We Love

Burnet Road Is Blowing Up! Here Are 10 Eateries We Love
OMMER BRUGAL  ::  FEBRUARY 23, 2017

New restaurants, bars, and businesses are popping up all around town — it’s hard to keep up! While it might seem like the boom is focused in Austin’s growing eastside, truth be told the entire city is developing.

We’ve been hearing a lot about Burnet Road as of late, though, and we wanted to give the busy street a shout out. Here’s a list of our favorite Burnet Road eateries that recently opened their doors, or will be opening soon, for business — we hope you love them as much as we do.

The Local Post Pub

 Photo via The Local Post website.

Photo via The Local Post website.

From the group that brought you The Park on South Lamar, Somersault Cocktails, and a few Rock Rose staples, The Local Post is Burnet Road’s newest sports bar and kitchen. The restaurant and bar serves Texas comfort food (the bar dubs it “elevated pub grub”), a large patio for lounging, and a number of TVs, a game room, and a daily happy hour. It’s a family-friendly restaurant by day, and a 21-and-older destination by night. The Local Post Pub opened mid-January and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Flyrite Chicken

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Flyrite Chicken opened its second location just about a month ago in mid-January, complete with indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-thru option, as well. This fast food joint sets itself apart from the rest by using “ingredients you can trust,” like all-natural chicken raised without antibiotics. The restaurant also avoids artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, and MSG. Like the East 7th location, the menu features fried and grilled sandwiches, wraps, creative salads, breakfast tacos, beer on draft, wine, and house-made sauces to boot. The new Brentwood location is open daily.

DeSano Pizza Bakery

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, DeSano Pizzeria Napoletan opened its doors on Burnet Road at the end of October. This pizza shop might have southern roots, but sources everything from Italy (yes, the country), so you’re guaranteed that delicious, Italian flavor. And if you thought that was commitment to taste, the dough is made in a dedicated dough room. With 12 communal tables and an open kitchen, the décor encourages conversation. Pizza lovers can choose from specialty and traditional pies, meatballs, salads, calzones, and special Italian desserts. Don’t forget the Italian wines and beers.

Oskar Blues Brewery

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Ok, ok. This spot barely made the cutoff: it opened just about six months ago and is located just off Burnett Road. Still, though, we couldn’t help but include it. Oskar Blues Brewery, Austin’s first Colorado-born brewery features a taproom, on-site food trucks, and live music. There’s ample space for lounging both indoors and outdoors, and visitors can watch where the magic happens during their visit — the brewery includes a full canning production line. Grab a group of friends and make an afternoon of it.

WAT ZAB Thai Food

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

After operating in San Marcos for three years, WAT ZAB Thai Food opened their food truck on Burnet Road in October. The menu, a combination of classic Thai dishes like yellow curry and pad Thai, also includes dishes like pineapple fried rice and nam tak moo, a spicy grilled pork seasoned with fresh Thai herbs. Most dishes have a nice, spicy kick and made using the freshest ingredients.

Way South Philly

This Northeastern-style deli began as an east Austin food truck in 2011, but opened the doors to its first brick and mortar location in mid-January. Since its opening, Way South Philly’s has been serving their famous cheesesteaks, tater tots, Italian sausage rolls, and other deli-menu staples. The deli’s casual environment also features video games. Stop by daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a meal that will make you cheese.

Citizen Eatery

For those living (or craving) a meat-free diet, make Citizen Eatery your go-to restaurant on Burnet Road. The health-conscious café serves all-day breakfast, meat-free burgers, and other menu standouts like parsnip waffles. The vegan and vegetarian eatery also offers specialty cocktails made with cold-pressed organic juices and spirits, house-made syrups, tea infusions, herbs, and more. Settle your non-meat cravings seven days a week.

Brentwood Social House

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Brentwood Social House is the perfect medley of European charm and Texas hospitality. The cozy coffeehouse ventures away from traditional coffee shop eats and offers British-inspired baked goods and savory pies, in addition to French-style quiches and salads. While some ingredients, like the puff pastry, are brought over form the UK, other items, like seasonal fruits and vegetables, are sourced locally in Texas. Stop by for an afternoon tea, and be sure to pair it with a pastry — you’ll want to taste that handmade pie crust before leaving.

Opening Soon

Bonhomie

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Bonhomie hasn’t officially opened its doors, but we’re already excited to try this neighborhood restaurant. The idea behind the restaurant is a cross between French bistro and American diner, and features menu options like French onion éclairs, hash browns with foie gras gravy, and a Tunisian carrot salad. Stay tuned for updates on this casual eatery.

Fluff Meringues & More

 Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Fluff Meringues & More has been adding a touch of sweetness to Austin for the past few years via its catering service and regular pop-up events. And the time has finally come for Austin’s favorite meringue shop to open its first brick and mortar on Burnet Road. It’s slated for later this spring, and we couldn’t be more excited. These are treats you can feel good about, too. Owner Kristin Collins uses only the finest ingredients, like local, pasture-raised, vegetarian-fed eggs, 100% pure cane sugar, and high quality extracts. Get your sweet tooth ready; the menu will also feature scones, biscotti cakes, and pavlovas.

See article on Austin.com website

Local Sugar: Enjoy a British Bakery Breakfast at Brentwood Social Hous

Enjoy a British Bakery Breakfast at Brentwood Social House

01.12.2017 by: Tom Harris

From Local Sugar's: Enjoy a British Bakery Breakfast at Brentwood Social House

Is British cuisine world-class? To those whose concept of the cuisine ends at bangers and mash and kidney pudding, the answer might not be very positive. But those typical dishes don’t tell the whole story. The British Isles are renowned for their esteemed baking tradition, which include an exquisite array of sweet and savory pies, tarts, quiches, frittatas, scones, and breads. This aspect of British cuisine is indeed world-class, perhaps even without parallel, and Brentwood Social House turns out British baked goods with the best of them.

 

 I can attest that this display encourages impulse buying.

I can attest that this display encourages impulse buying.

Brentwood Social House is a cheery, homey spot in - you guessed it - Brentwood. Walking in, you’re greeted with the warm aroma of baking bread as Brentwood Social House turns out fresh pastries throughout the day.

 Brentwood Social House’s espresso machine, always in heavy use.

Brentwood Social House’s espresso machine, always in heavy use.

I arrived with friends for breakfast one morning and, because of my enthusiasm for all things wheat-based and our large group, we ended up ordering virtually the whole menu. In short: There wasn’t a single thing we sampled that wasn’t, at worst, very, very good. Because of this, selecting highlights is frankly somewhat arbitrary, but I’ll do my best:

 A scone that makes me want to rhapsodize about scones.

A scone that makes me want to rhapsodize about scones.

Calling the Fat Rascal, with its firm, crisp crust encasing a fluffy, buttery crumb studded with currants and almonds, a scone is like calling Buckingham Palace a domicile. The thing is pitch-perfect, with an understated sweetness that never overstays its welcome.

 The British answer to the breakfast taco.

The British answer to the breakfast taco.

The Breakfast Pie is what you might imagine—roasted potatoes, onions, tomatoes and eggs wrapped in a flaky pastry crust. Savory and satisfying, this was probably the table’s overall favorite.

 A Cheese Pasty (left) and a Sausage Roll—the magic is inside.

A Cheese Pasty (left) and a Sausage Roll—the magic is inside.

Biting into a Cheese Pasty, with warm cheddar from Antonelli’s oozing out of a finely layered imported Belgian puff pastry not unlike a croissant, is a rare pleasure indeed.

 The Sunny Mediterranean Tart, with seductive fresh ricotta from Antonelli’s.

The Sunny Mediterranean Tart, with seductive fresh ricotta from Antonelli’s.

For more hearty dishes, try one of their tarts like the Sunny Mediterranean Tart made with sweet potatoes and zucchini or a seasonal frittata made with vegetables of the season and potatoes. When you feel like indulging, try one of their handcrafted meat pies like Chicken, Veggie Currie or Steak and Ale - a recent daily special.

Brentwood Social House on a recent winter’s morning.

Brentwood Social House uses fresh, local ingredients (with the exception of some imported from the UK) in their sweet and savory items. Espresso, locally brewed coffee and tea from Zhi Tea offer the perfect beverage accompaniment to the sweet offerings you'll find at this lovely British bakery.