Upscale Dining Found in Lincoln Center Cafeteria at Infusa Cafe
**Full Disclosure: I received lunch in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
When you think of eating at an office building cafeteria, you don’t usually think of fresh, healthy, eclectic meals made to order. But at Infusa Cafe, that is exactly what you will get. Chef Hsu (pronounced Sue) Ying Wong, along with her husband Xavier, pride themselves in being able to incorporate organic foods in traditional recipes bringing you loads of flavor in everything they create. (If the names sound familiar it’s because they owned the only organic food truck in San Antonio, UMAMITA.) Like UMAMITA, at Infusa you will find real food made with an artistic touch. Everything that comes out of the kitchen not only feeds your body with healthy ingredients, it also appeals to the palate. Infusa provides healthy & delicious plant based, vegetarian & omnivorian foods and can cater to any special dietary needs.
Infusa Cafe serves breakfast & lunch and offers both cold and hot dishes inspired by fresh local ingredients of the season. The menu changes 3 times a year but certain items that have become customer favorites are staples year round. Infusa also offers daily specials. Today was Taco Tuesday with either Pastor or Fajita tacos. And you get a free drink! Today’s soup special was a warm inviting Creamy Kale & Potato. There was also a Breakfast Happy Hour (any breakfast taco on a corn, cactus & flax seed tortilla for $1 until 9:00 am).
Infusa Cafe offers different ethnic cuisines letting patrons explore a variety of tastes and textures. But no matter the cuisines, you can expect healthy, organic goodness. First I tried the Berry Nut Salad with spring greens, cabbage, pecans, cranberries, tomatoes and strawberries with a balsamic dressing. This is a fill-you-up dish. Add chicken if you need a little more than just salad but still want something light.
The Chicken Salad Croissant is literally stuffed with chicken in a mayo base with pecans, cranberries and celery. The croissant is fresh and flaky and the salad is creamy yet light making this the best sandwich I’ve had in a long time. You can also get a small side salad to go with the sandwich.
OK yes, I had to try the Pork Tacos de Pastor. The tender pork was topped with red cabbage, cheese, cilantro and avocado salsa. The tortillas for the dish are corn, cactus and flax seed that are found in Chef Hsu’s home town of Piedres Negres, Mexico, a town just south of Eagle Pass, Texas. These tortillas are soft, moist and plenty delicious with their corn forward taste. Hsu and Xavier are always looking for the best, healthy food to put in our body and enliven our palate.
Want some comfort food? The grilled cheese on wheat with the soup of the day should do the trick.
How about a little Asian cuisine? The Chicken Stir Fry with fresh Asian vegetables in a soy base will have you wanting to eat here often! The cafe uses organic chicken in their dishes to ensure you are getting only the best. Try the Blackberry Mineral Water to go with your meal. It has no sugar and uses fruit for more flavor and eye candy.
Just a note here but you should read the sign as you walk into Infusa written by Hsu and titled “I Believe in the Organic”. She truly does believe in being responsible for what she serves and when you eat here, you will get it.
Bet you would like a little something sweet now! Well are you in luck because Chef Hsu loves to bake. She makes some of the most amazing cakes, cookies, cupcakes and pies. Today’s dessert was either a brownie or a Pecan Peach Amoretto cupcake.
I also encourage you to stop in for a delicious coffee and dessert. They offer Caferros Coffee, a family owned, small batch coffee roaster in the Alamo City which uses only hand-picked Colombian beans. Utilizing the pour over method, you get a smooth, rich cup of Joe every time. You can even buy bags of this aromatic 100% naturally produced coffee to take home or back to the office.
Infusa has three locations to serve you. All three are in office buildings but are open to the public as well as office personnel. They do offer dine-in space but you can take your order to go as well. Phone in your order and it will be waiting for you to pick up, or order through Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub or Postmates and get it delivered.
Call Infusa to inquire about their catering options.
Note: This review was done in the Lincoln Center location.
7800 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78230
North Frost Center
1250 NE loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209
8023 Vantage Drive, San Antonio, TX 78230
Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7am – 2pm