Snooze

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As you can probably tell from the name of this restaurant, Snooze is not open for dinner.  From 6:30 – 2:30 each day they serve a variety of sweet and savory breakfast dishes, like pancakes and french toast to breakfast burritos and six kinds of eggs benedict.  They also have sandwiches, salads, and soups on their menu if you are feeling more like lunch than breakfast.  These include things like grilled cheese and tomato soup, reuben or Cuban sandwich, and a salmon cobb salad.   Plenty of choices on the menu, making it very difficult to decide what to order.

My husband, daughter and I had breakfast at Snooze (located at 1700 S. Lamar Blvd.) one morning in September 2016.   While we looked over their menu my daughter and I ordered a mimosa…

I chose the regular mimosa with orange juice (in front), while my daughter opted for one made with pineapple juice.  Both were good!  Oh, and by the way, even choosing a mimosa flavor is not an easy task here because they also offer Grapefruit, Apple, Lemonade, and Cranberry mimosas!

Then we had to buckle down and make our entree decisions.  My daughter couldn’t decide between the six kinds of eggs benedict, but then she saw the Benny Duo… Can’t decide?! Choose half an order of your two favorite benedict offerings. 

1/2  order of Ham Benedict III – The classic evolved with our signature English muffin topped with shaved hickory smoked ham, perfectly poached cage free eggs and smoked cheddar hollandaise

And 1/2 order Chile Verde Benny – Slow cooked pulled pork over a stack of green chile sauced tortillas and melted cheese with poached cage free eggs and green chili hollandaise, pico de gallo and cotija cheese.

The Ham Benedict was good, but the Chile Verde Benny was better!

I was also having trouble deciding between their many pancake choices or french toast so went with a Pancake Flight (Choose any three pancake flavors (or french toast) and get the best of all worlds!)…

From left to right: Drunk’n Monkey French Toast (Griddled slice of custard dipped banana bread topped with rum toffee sauce, toasted walnuts, whipped mascarpone cream and a bruleed banana), Peach Pie Pancake (Buttermilk pancake filled with fresh peaches and almond streusel then topped with vanilla cream and whipped raspberry mascarpone), and Sweet Potato Pancake (Our signature sweet potato buttermilk pancake topped with homemade caramel, candied pecans and ginger butter)

Another look when the sun finally peaked out from behind the clouds (we were seated outside)…

The french toast was just okay, but the pancakes were good…especially the sweet potato!

As for my husband, he enjoyed this entree…

Snooze Breakfast Burrito – Burrito Filled with scrambled eggs, hash browns, house black beans, cheddar & jack cheese, topped with pico de gallo and green chili sauce

He also added pulled pork to this burrito, which was one of several meat options that could be added for an extra charge.  The others were bacon, sausage, ham, chorizo, and chicken sausage.  You could also add these veggies too (arugula, caramelized onions, basil, cilantro, jalapeño, onion, pico de gallo, poblano peppers, wild mushrooms, red pepper, roasted garlic, spinach, tomato, and avocado).

For the few things we tried, we would give Snooze a rating of 4 stars.  However, we would award them another 1/2 star for having so many options on their menu plus the flexibility  to combine items.  So overall we gave Snooze a rating of 4 1/2, same as the reviewers on Trip Advisor.  Also on Trip Advisor, Snooze ranks #132 of all the Austin restaurants reviewed there.  Yelp reviewers though rated Snooze a little lower, giving them 4 stars but ranking them similarly at #139.

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