Playscape for Brentwood Social House


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

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.

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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!


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!

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

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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. 


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!


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

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 Burnet Road Is Blowing Up! Here Are 10 Eateries We Love

Burnet Road Is Blowing Up! Here Are 10 Eateries We Love

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


 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.

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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.

Do512 Family: Brentwood Social House - Tea, Pastries & Family-Friendly Space

Austin’s newest hot spot for hot tea is also a very family-friendly community space. Brentwood Social House is a charming neighborhood cafe that opened in November on West Koenig Lane. Entering this cafe feels like you’re entering a friend’s home, where you can explore its many rooms, back patio or front porch to find a cozy spot to settle into. There is also a room designed for families, equipped with a train table and a selection of books, toys and board games.

Co-owners Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano wanted Brentwood Social House to serve as a place that not only offers a great spot to sip tea, but also for special events such as story times, yoga classes, International nights, and many more programs to come.

The Do512 Family crew has met here several times for work meetings and enjoyed the free wifi and all of the big tables to chose from. We’ve also been in with our kids, and find it a great place to meet up with other parents for a cup of coffee. In addition to the family room, the back yard includes several trucks that the kids can push around while you catch up with friends.

The food at Brentwood Social House is quite different from your usual coffee shop menu. Sarah Olano is originally from England and wanted to introduce Texans to traditional English pasties from her home country as well as French food, inspired from living and working in France and Quebec. The cafe menu includes items such as savory tarts, sausage rolls, cheese pasties, scones, lemon tea cake, and assorted pastries such as the decadent Millionaire Bar. Beverages include Zhi teas and coffee from Greater Goods Roasting Company. You can either dine-in or just pop by and take your treats to go.

Brentwood Social House is also hosting afternoon tea service on January 29, by reservation. If this event sells out, don’t worry. They will be adding more dates for high tea to come.

Learn more about Brentwood Social House on their website and Facebook page. Be sure to check their events page to take note of any special happenings for the community.

Zagat Austin: 13 Best New Brunches to Try in Austin

From Zagat Austin's: 13 Best New Brunches to Try in Austin

  • Bullfight
    Spanish flavors meet American brunch every Saturday and Sunday at Shawn Cirkiel's Hyde Park restaurant. The menu consists of tapas, grilled open-faced montaditos, egg dishes and several specialty cocktails.
    Must-order: Don't leave without trying the baked eggs with chickpeas, spinach and braised duck (pictured), best accompanied by a spicy gin Bloody Mary.
    4807 Airport Blvd.; 512-474-2029

  • June's
    There's so much to love about the brunch at this SoCo spot, including a picture-perfect pastry spread, croque madame, niçoise salad, chicken pallaird and French onion soup. Plus, brunch service runs until 3 PM all weekend.
    Must-order: Try the matzo ball soup (pictured, at right), which is given a Texas twist with jalapeños, avocado and cilantro.
    1722 S. Congress Ave.; 512-416-1722

  • Foreign & Domestic
    This winter, Ned Elliott launched Sunday brunch at his North Loop mainstay, blending classics like biscuits and gravy with newly imagined dishes like braised baby octopus. And fans of past Bake Sale pop-ups (which gave Jodi Elliott her start) will be happy to see Bribery Bakery cinnamon rolls represented on the menu as well.
    Must-order: You won't be disappointed by the breakfast burger, which is topped with aged cheddar, fried egg, pastrami, pork belly and pickles.
    306 E. 53rd St.; 512- 459-1010

  • L'oca D'oro
    Satiate all your sweet and savory cravings at this supper club turned Mueller brick-and-mortar, where the brunch ranges from an egg sandwich with rabbit sausage to brioche bread pudding French toast with blueberry compote and crème fraîche.
    Must-order: Do it right with the "Full Italian," which includes poached eggs, prosciutto cotto, slab bacon, grilled tomato, mushroom conserva, arugula and toast.
    1900 Simond Ave.; 737-212–1876

  • Forthright
    Sometimes you want chia pudding and other times you want pork belly hash. Good thing you can have all that and more in Forthright's sun-soaked dining room or tree-shaded patio.
    Must-order: You can't miss with the signature waffle sandwich, filled with smoked bacon, Gruyère, an over-easy egg and maple syrup. Pair with with Dublin iced coffee, amped up with Tullamore Dew and Guinness.
    98 San Jacinto Blvd.; 512-433-6155

  • Sophia's
    This West Sixth Street supper club brings brunch with an Italian twist (think pancetta in lieu of bacon, polenta instead of grits) to the 'hood, plus Prosecco cocktails like Bellinis and more.
    Must-order: Chef Mark Sparacino's take on eggs in a basket comes with focaccia, poached eggs, pancetta and sun-dried tomato beurre blanc.
    500 W. 6th St.; 512-580-9990

  • Second Bar & Kitchen at the Archer Hotel
    SBK recently launched a new weekend brunch at the Domain location in the Archer Hotel. Choose from greatest hits like the classic Congress burger or go healthy with new dishes like the fried egg and avocado over grains and greens.
    Must-order: Take brunch to the next level with SBK's fried chicken and bacon cheddar waffles with maple gastrique, brown butter and black pepper aïoli.
    3121 Palm Way #101; 737-300-4800

  • Citizen Eatery
    It's always technically brunch at Citizen Eatery, since the new meat-free cafe's breakfast and lunch menus run all day. Choose from scrambles, toasts, salads, burgers and more.
    Must-order: The gluten-free parsnip waffle can be ordered sweet, with nut butter and fruit, or savory, with barbecued pulled "pork" and wilted greens.
    5011 Burnet Rd.; 512-792-9546

  • Brentwood Social House
    This neighborhood cafe and coffee shop features an all-day menu of housemade pastries, quiches and pies, both savory and sweet, accompanied by locally roasted Greater Goods coffee and Zhi tea.
    Must-order: The breakfast pie is only available until 11 AM, so plan accordingly to get yourself the potato, tomato and onion pastry topped with a fresh farm egg.
    1601 W. Koenig Ln.; 512-362-8656

  • The Factory
    This adorable Allandale cafe specializes in fried chicken, waffles, pastries and coffee, but don't let the short menu fool you. Prepare to settle into a pillow-strewn corner with friends and stay awhile.
    Must-order: The fried chicken waffle is definitely the thing to get, but be sure to try one of the housemade "pop-arts" and a matcha drink while you're at it.
    7718 Burnet Rd.; 512-888-9766

  • Vinaigrette
    This South Austin restaurant, known for its many plant-based options, pays homage to its New Mexican roots with a brunch menu focused on red and green chiles plus veggie-packed cocktails like the Kale Mary.
    Must-order: The savory-sweet cilantro-corn pancakes, griddled with green chile and onion and topped with a fried egg, lime crema and red chile maple syrup, is unlike any other brunch plate in town.
    2201 College Ave.; 512-852-8791

  • Delicious
    Ever wake craving a lobster roll, Korean fried chicken wings and a burger all at once? Fulfill your dreams at this Lamar Union counter-serve joint, where the new brunch menu offers all that, plus eggs Benedict and toad-in-the-hole French toast.

  • Must-order: You can't go wrong with a #1, an English muffin egg sandwich made with Canadian bacon, pimento cheese, fresh arugula and housemade hot sauce.
    1100 S. Lamar Blvd. #1105; 737-802-3807

  • Patika
    This popular South Lamar coffee shop recently launched a menu of tasty toasts, bowls and sandwiches to accompany its coffee and tea program.
    Must-order: The Not A PBJ toast, topped with peach compote, candied pecans and ricotta, makes for a perfectly delicate, yet filling snack any time of day.
    2159 S. Lamar Blvd.; 512-535-3955

February 12: Afternoon Tea


Join us for Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea) seating!


SUNDAY, February 12th


Coronation Chicken Naan
Smoked Salmon
Cucumber and Cream Cheese

Vegetarian Options:
Curried Egg  |  Feta and Carrot Chutney

Scones Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam

Vanilla Custard with Brandy Snap Biscuit and Rhubarb
Cherry Pie
Handmade Chocolate Truffle

Unlimited Pot of Tea

— $34 —
We do ask for advance payment.
We can accommodate 20 guests and spots fill up quickly.
Click below to reserve your spot!

This event has passed.

Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?
From Wikipedia: Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 and 6pm. Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes. It had become ubiquitous, even in the isolated village in the fictionalised memoir Lark Rise to Candleford, where a cottager lays out what she calls a "visitor's tea" for their landlady: "the table was laid… there were the best tea things with a fat pink rose on the side of each cup; hearts of lettuce, thin bread and butter, and the crisp little cakes that had been baked in readiness that morning."

For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by delicate savouries (customarily cucumber sandwiches or egg and cress sandwiches), bread and butter, possibly scones (with clotted cream and jam, as for cream tea), and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg cake or Victoria sponge). The sandwiches usually have the crusts removed, and are cut into small segments, either as triangles or fingers (also known as tea sandwiches).