Café No Sé (Austin)

IMG_5719 Austin, Texas delivers yet again; this time, in the form of a minimalist, West Coast-inspired oasis with clean, crisp accents and perfectly ripe avocados.

Prior to a day of SXSW panels on food trends, creative capital and digital influencers, I clicked "accept" to an Uber Surge in order to properly kick off my day at Café No Sé in the heart of South Congress at the to-die-for boutique hotel. The refreshing experience was well worth the surge.

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From an interiors perspective, the café masters textural elements, incorporating light oak tables, raw wood walls, curvacious chairs, and mint tile. An area of the space is dedicated entirely to coffee + pastries--the large countertop boasts piles of almond croissants, chocolate scones and butter croissants. Diners in a hurry can walk right up and order. A to-go cup of French Pressed coffee wonderfully compliments a late morning walk among the antique stores and boutiques on South Congress.

My waiter guided my ordering process since I (per usual) struggled to make a decision. The menu options are delicate, offering just the right number of ingredients per dish without overwhelming the concept. My café scramble, which I couldn't help but photograph from ten angles, folded in spinach and toasted pine nuts with a small dollop of fresh ricotta.

The side of avocado called my name to complement the eggs--Best decision of the weekend yet.

Alas, my plate was a sectioned dish from heaven: avocado slices, grilled whole wheat toast, arugula with a sea salt and olive oil, and the egg scramble. Breakfast has never been so good.

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