Brunch and Beignets at Epicerie

04.09.2014 by: Leah McGarry
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What could be more charming than this small neighborhood café with its bright and cheerful interior, cozy patio and French grocery store vibe?  Well, not a whole lot, and that’s why Austinites are flocking to Epicerie for its French-Louisiana inspired cuisine, great selection of cheeses, and beignets.  I repeat – BEIGNETS. 

Interior of Epicerie {Photo via Facebook page}

Shaded patio at Epicerie {Photo via Facebook page}

Epicerie has quickly become one of Austin’s favorite brunch spots.  If you don’t get there right when they open at 10:30am, be prepared to wait for a table.  (Even if you do get there right on time, you might still find a line out the door.) 

Although the brunch menu isn’t huge, we’re big fans of the selection, from classic items like quiche and eggs benedict to more unique choices like pastrami hash.   Naturally, they also serve French and Louisianan favorites like croque madame and shrimp and grits.   One of the most talked about items, though, is simply the buttermilk pancakes, a huge portion that is both light and fluffy.

    

"Mad Dog" buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup

      

Biscuits and gravy with house made bacon

        

Huge portion of croque madame and frites {Photo via Facebook page}

Many patrons flock to Epicerie just for the beignets.  For just $5, you’ll be transported to New Orleans with three rather large beignets and an impressive portion of powdered sugar.   

            

Beignets

We’re excited to head back to Epicerie for lunch, with choices like chicken liver mousse, smoked boudin, oxtail stew, and chicken terrine. 

If you don’t have time to wait you can always call in your order, or stop by the mouth-watering cheese display to pick up a selection of cheeses for your next dinner party or special date.  Epicerie is even offering a wine and cheese class for just $30 on Sunday, April 13 at 5pm.  

                

Cheese case {Photo via Facebook page}

{Epicerie official website}

TAGS : Allandale/Rosedale/Brentwood , Epicerie Cafe & Grocery