[toc]Every few months or so, I get together with a group of friends for lunch and conversation. We recently met at Eastside Cafe for Saturday brunch. Seated in one of the Eastside Cafe’s cozy rooms in the front of the old house, we were presented with lots of tasty choices.
Elaine’s Blue Plate Special
Two poached eggs over smoked salmon and shrimp cakes, topped with chipotle hollandaise and served with home fries and fresh strawberries. That’s as far as I got on the menu. It was the right choice as the meal more than exceeded my expectations. The eggs were the cooked perfectly, the salmon and shrimp cakes were a perfect texture and the hollandaise sauce was just the right amount of spicy. The fresh strawberries were sweet and the fries warm and tender.
Migas and Salads
Cathy opted for migas — eggs scrambled with tomatoes, green bell peppers, onions, and corn tortilla chips. Topped with cheddar cheese. Served with black beans, homefries, salsa and flour tortillas.
My two other friends ordered the fresh mixed green salad — one with grilled chicken and the other with grilled chicken and beets.
Always Room for Dessert
Not only are the desserts delicious, they are presented beautifully.
Bootsie’s Buttermilk Pie
Bootsie’s buttermilk pie – crispy top with a warm gooey center. Topped off with more of those sweet, fresh strawberries. Yum!
Eastside Cafe Carrot Cake
Carrots, walnuts, and pineapple layered and topped with cream cheese frosting.
About Eastside Cafe
2113 Manor Rd.
Austin TX 78722