My best friend Frankie recently moved to Austin. And as friends do, it was my duty to arrange a trip over ASAP to check it out. It was seriously just good timing that she was in New York the same time as us, so our hanging out time was doubled.
Frankie is a very understanding friend. Although it must have been hard when her meat-loving sidekick was taken away from her, she happily organises veggie restaurants that she knows I would absolutely love. That was the destination for breakfast.
How cute is this place? It’s so freaking hot in Austin (I thought New York was bad but I was actually melting here) so I thought we’d sit outside and make the most of the heat.
Everything looked so good (I get so excited at veggie places because you no longer have to scan for the ‘v’ sign, you can eat EVERYTHING).
Look at all these tacos!
I needed to calm down and get myself a cup of coffee.
What do I order when I have a menu full of goodness? I picked my top three dishes and quizzed the waitress.
She was very happy to tell me that my top choice, the Tamale Breakfast, is absolutely golden. It’s two cage free eggs with two sweet potato and pecan tamales, warm tortillas and home-made salsa. Also, any egg dish can swap the eggs with Bouldin’s own special tofu scramble for an extra 50 cents, so that’s what I did.
She asked me if I wanted any sauces, and Sriracha seemed like a suitable choice.
Frankie went for a Potato Leek Omelette – 3 organic, pasture raised egg omelette. With caramalised potato shreds, leek and gruyere topped with black pepper sour cream and scallions.
All of the omelettes come with two sides – Frankie went with toast and fruit.
She said hers was delicious, but back to my dish for a second.
ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?
They are wrapped in corn husks before they are steamed, so remember to unwrap them before you assemble your masterpiece.
No Sriracha needed. It was the perfect amount of spice for the morning already (get my metabolism going, you know what I’m saying).
After we fuelled up, Frankie, Toby (her dog) and I drove to Turkey Creek for a wee hike.
As we got there, we met a lovely lady who walks dogs, and she was walking this beauty called Bella. Since we started off at the same time, we pretty much ended up walking together. People here are so friggin nice.
I am so in love with Toby. You can probably tell by the 28147210913 pictures I took of him (I’ve only put a select few in the post, I swear).
Frankie told me that often the water comes up so high that once she wasn’t even able to cross. The water was pretty low today so it was easy, and Toby got a swim.
HE IS SO CUTE I CAN’T DEAL.
Oh, and the food – great veggie/vegan stop, would definitely return for breakfast and would be keen to see their lunch/dinner offerings!