Coffee Monday

Good morning!

I have ran posts in the past about my visits to Blanco, Texas. It is the half way point for my sister/best friend and I to meet for coffee, lunch, dessert and more coffee.  We usually stop at the Redbud Cafe (which we did), but we also found a new to us coffee house called The Bean & Biscuit.

The Bean & Biscuit Blanco, Texas

The Bean & Biscuit Blanco, Texas

 

We were immediately drawn to the colorful and welcoming exterior.  The interior is bright, clean and filled with art .   It has the feel of an internet cafe, with patrons sitting at  the tables by the windows drinking coffee and working on their laptops.

The room that I call the reading nook at The Bean & Biscuit. You can see another small room and table to the back.

The room that I call the reading nook at The Bean & Biscuit. You can see another small room and table to the back.

 

The room that I designated the reading nook has an atmosphere that invites one to sit, relax, read or visit in a more intimate space.

The menu includes sweets, quiche, sandwiches and various specialty coffee drinks. The lunch special of the day when we were there was chili.

The front counter. The special this day was chili.

The front counter. The special this day was chili.

We had planned on eating at the Redbud Cafe so we decided to come back for coffee and dessert.   When we returned I chose a cinnamon roll.

Cinnamon roll

Cinnamon roll

I love the hearty sweet dough and the sweet cinnamon filling .  I also chose a plain coffee.  The coffee is self serve as are the pastries, which you can see in the photos.

The self serve pastry area near the counter. We enjoyed the art displayed throughout the cafe. We especially liked the one with the peaches, which you can see in this photo.

The self serve pastry area near the counter. We enjoyed the art displayed throughout the cafe. We especially liked the one with the peaches, which you can see in this photo.

The self serve coffee area is to the right as you come in the door near the reading nook.

The self serve coffee area is to the right as you come in the door near the reading nook.

Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will be trying it again on one of our future visits to Blanco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We cannot come to Blanco without stopping at the Redbud Cafe and Brieger Pottery. Today we enjoyed their portabella burger for my vegetarian friend and my nod to a low carb diet was satisfied with the Angus blue cheese burger sans the bun.  I have not been strict about my diet throughout the holidays and decided to enjoy myself and have a chocolate chip  pecan cookie with my coffee.  Definitely not low carb, but oh so yummy.   In the photo you can see a box of coconut macaroons. My family says that these are the best they have ever had and request that I bring them whenever we visit.

Chocolate chip pecan cookie with coffee and coconut macaroons to go.

Brieger Pottery

Brieger Pottery

We went to browse at Brieger Pottery and they had some fun items. they always have fun items. It is a wonderful place to shop. Here are a few I found.  If you happen to be in Blanco, be sure to stop by and check them out.

Lovely beaded ornaments

Lovely beaded ornaments

Cool pottery balls

Cool pottery balls

An unusual pottery piece

An unusual pottery piece

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