11900 Metric Blvd # K
Austin TX 78758
Home cooked American fare.
Original Review Date: 08/25/2005
Parking is a bitch--small lot of mostly "Compact Car Only" spaces. I had to circle a few times until I got a spot. It was worth the trouble, as it turns out. The cafe was crowded, but I was seated promptly. There are several booths and tables, as well as some counter seating.
I had gone in thinking I'd have some soup, but then saw some breakfast platters going by that looked mighty tempting--they serve breakfast all day I discovered. So I succumbed to the "Java Special"--two eggs, hash browns, bacon, toast and coffee (or tea), for only $4.99.
It came out really fast--I was surprised. And it was a perfect breakfast. My over easy eggs were cooked perfectly (runny yolk with fully-cooked whites), and they use my preferred style of hash brown--the shredded potato (as opposed to "home fries" and other less worthy variations). Bacon was crisp. All in all, a perfectly executed eggs-and-bacon breakfast. And the place has a friendly feel to it. Service was very good.
I'm sure their salads and sandwiches are also worth trying. Will have to return for more.
Update: Went back 9/19/2005 and had the Turkey BLT with potato salad. Was good. Was much better than the equivalent offering at Bear Rock Cafe.