I happened to wake up early, so I drove around and checked out the State Capitol as the sun rose.
I’ve come across this bakery’s branding by LAND (www.workbyland.com/#/random) on several blogs before. The gold script logo (on the front door) and interior graphics were really nice to see in person. The plain and almond croissants were equally fantastic!
Had to on our last day. We shared the green chile queso, and since I got The Democrat last time, I thought I should try The Republican: grilled jalapeno sausage, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, and poblano sauce. It was a bit on the salty side -- I liked The Democrat a lot more.
Our final cafe stop was just one that we saw along the road, across from the Gourdough truck. This cafe is just five months old, which would explain why I didn’t come across it during my trip research. I really like the bright and open interior, and appreciate the black flag logo with a bit of typeplay. The staff was super nice... the barista made me a delicious cup of hot cocoa after informing me that they were out of decaf. It was milky, chocolate-y goodness without being overly sweet or heavy. We hung out for a bit before we had to head over to the airport.
Though the weather was less than ideal, we had a great time eating our way through this quaint city, and enjoying some of its cultural offerings. Thank you ATX, for treating us so well!