Best Place to Find a Hearty, Savory, Sweet & Boozy Breakfast or Lunch is Snooze
If you snooze, you will never lose at this A.M. eatery. Early and late risers will find Snooze an A.M. Eatery the best place to find just what they are looking for at breakfast or lunch. And now with two locations in San Antonio and a third soon to open, most of us won’t have to travel too far to partake of all their delicious offerings.
I was recently asked to check out their newest winter menu. I have been meaning to get into their Vineyard location at 1305 N. Loop 1604 W since they opened last summer and now I would finally be able to join them. I went in about noon on a Friday and the first thing I noticed was I am probably the last person in San Antonio to give this place a try. The restaurant was completely full with not a table or chair vacant. Apparently the word is out about Snooze and it is the place to be at brunch. The second thing I noticed is the bright, eclectic atmosphere with a whole lot of energy. Lots of hustle and bustle going on making sure patrons were serviced and happy. It seemed many diners were taking the time to sit for a spell to visit with friends & family around the cutest circular tables in the middle of the space. As I looked around, I noticed that this is a happy place with much laughing and smiling going on. All this was enough to lift my spirits as soon as I walked through the door. And the smells drifting out of the kitchen didn’t hurt either.
Asked if we wanted something to drink when we sat down we said we could sure use a coffee drink while we read the menu. I opted for a vanilla Latte and my guest went for a Cappucino. They serve Godoy’s coffee, which is sourced in Guatemala and delivered fresh to locations weekly. The coffee is excellent here and I guess that’s why!
So glad we ordered the coffee first thing because, when looking over the menu for the first time, we were a little overwhelmed. So many choices and they all sounded so good. I did come in to try the winter menu though, so I wanted to be sure I ordered something from those selections. And there were a couple of choices that stood out. First was the Ancient Grain Benny. I am a fan of eggs Benedict so this was pretty much a given. However this was a big twist on the original with a poached egg atop a roasted vegetable farro cake topped with a house made tomato ragout. This was then topped with drizzled cream cheese hollandaise with toasted quinoa and black rice for some crunch. But then I saw I could do a Benny Duo, a choice of two Benny offerings. So I chose the Smashed Avocado Benny as my second choice. With the signature English muffin, it was topped with fresh smashed avocado, Parmesan cheese, vine-ripe tomatoes, a poached egg and covered with a smoked cheddar hollandaise sauce. I liked both selections, but hands down the Ancient Grain Benny was the best. It had so many great flavors to take in that my taste buds were singing. I hate to think this won’t be on the menu once the seasons change. I will miss this dish!
My guest had The Snooze Classic with farm fresh cage free eggs, ham and whole wheat toast. Both entrees came with house Hash Browns.
We also decided to try a couple of their savory sauces which we were told come from a company, Yellowbird, out of Austin, Texas. We tried the Serrano & Habanero hot sauces which both had bold, great flavor. These sauces aren’t for the faint of heart though, so if you don’t like much heat, use them sparingly.
I also couldn’t pass on trying the Sweet Cannoli Cakes. But again, when I saw they had a pancake flight (who ever thought of this was a genus) I realized I could try three of their pancake dishes all at once. I usually say, “so many choices, what to do” but today I was saying, “so many choices, let’s go for the pancake trio”. Their pancakes are buttermilk cakes with to-die-for toppings. Definitely not your Grandmother’s pancake stack.
- The sweet Cannoli Cake with house made maple butter sauce, a deconstructed cannoli with sweet ricotta, pomegranate seeds, mocha crumble and a chocolate drizzle.
- The Blueberry Danish Cake which was topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream and almond streusel surrounding a center of lemony cream cheese filling.
- The Chocolate Cake with chocolate chips inside, topped with a chocolate ganache, cream cheese icing and brownie crumble.
The pancakes came with a side of pure Vermont maple syrup. I loved all three equally and each gets a gold star from me. And they were a pure sugar rush. OK, no judgement here, you know you would have done the pancake flight too! You can opt for the “healthier” Sweet Potato Cakes if you wish!
Snooze has a full bar, and even though I didn’t try them, there are a couple of drinks also on the winter menu that are worth mentioning:
- Abri-ca-lav-ra Mimosa.
Snooze Sparkling, Abricot liqueur, fresh lavender, honey and lemon juice.
- Hot! Hot! Hot Toddy!
Snooze coffee, Copper & Kings brandy, seasoned with white cloves, star anise, honey and a cinnamon stick.
Snooze is community driven and strives to be a part by giving back to their communities. In fact they make sure that 1% of their sales from each location make their way back into the community. Snooze also believes in doing the responsible thing for people and the planet. Each month their Snoozers learn about a different aspect of being Green. From composting and recycling about 90% of our waste to focusing on resource conservation and using responsible materials, they’re working to help create a better world for future generations.
Location: Vineyard, 1305 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, Texas 78258
Other San Antonio Locations:
The Quarry, 255 East Basse Road Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78209
The Strand at Huebner Oaks (coming soon)
6:30 am – 2:30 pm