A couple weeks ago, Jack and I decided to splurge on Sunday brunch at a classy little downtown cafe, Annie's. The cafe is located in the center of downtown on Congress street. Despite the intrigue, we hadn't tried Annie's, because finding parking on one of the busiest streets in the city always feels like a daunting task. However, we finally decided, no more excuses.
Annie's Cafe was everything I hoped it would be and more. The cafe has a classic elegance to it yet still manages to feel warm and inviting for the casual Sunday brunch. I picture Audrey Hepburn doing her stroll past the Tiffany's windows and walking straight into Annie's for a little breakfast and coffee.
The cafe decor is both simple and elaborate with incredibly high ceilings and large windows that fill the space with natural light. Brick walls and tall mirrors surround the modern bar which boasts an impressive cocktail selection. Annie's is the oldest restaurant downtown and manages to hold true to that heritage while maintaining a fresh modern twist to both the decor and menu.
I happen to love all things Hollandaise and decided to try the eggs benedict plate with wedge potatoes. The Hollandaise was unlike any I've had before. I still can't quite place my finger on what made the sauce so unique but the creamy texture and hidden kick definitely allowed this dish to shine.
The coffee was fantastic and quite possibly the largest cup I have ever seen.
Annie's is the absolute perfect Sunday brunch location. We haven't tried out their lunch or dinner menu but judging by the atmosphere and quality, it's sure to be a win.
From Austin, With Love