Yesterday I took a road trip to Blanco, Texas to visit my sister of the heart. We have been friends for forty years. So, yes, she is my sister. As often as we can manage, we meet for breakfast. We picked Blanco because we like the town, it has a good feel and it is between where we both live. This week we decided to eat at the Redbud Cafe market & pub.
They serve a breakfast (brunch) on Sunday. They have Quiche and croissants and sweets for breakfast the rest of the week. Here is a link to their Menu. We met about 10:45 and opted for lunch instead. We have had coffee and dessert here several times but today I felt like trying something different. My friend is vegetarian and they have a nice selection of options to choose from. We both had the hot portabella mushroom sandwich. I had fresh fruit with mine and she had their homemade coleslaw. Unfortunately I did not get photos of the food. We were too busy talking and sharing photos and stories of what has been happening in our lives and eating. I forgot, but it was delicious.
They serve specialty coffee drinks as well at the self serve coffee bar with their own Redbud blend and today they had a Brazilian blend as well. If you prefer real half and half in your coffee, they have it. (I am very happy about this myself)
The Cafe is directly across from the courthouse on the square. You can sit outside and chat with passersby or just enjoy the fresh air.
Exterior of Redbud Cafe market & pub.
Inside is open and inviting. The tables are covered with oil cloth in an array of bright and cheerful patterns.
Interior of Redbud Cafe market & pub
They have a great selection of locally brewed beer from Real Ale Brewing
as well as their handpicked selection of local wines.
Redbud Cafe Bar area
Real Ale Brewing at redbud Cafe market and pub
and Live Music on the weekends.
Music schedule at the Redbud Cafe for June 2015
One wall is used for art exhibits. They are currently featuring artist, Melanie Fain
‘Bluebird’, Etching by Melanie Fain
One of the fun and interesting items on permanent display is a series of rainfall table starting in 1900.
Rainfall totals for Blanco Texas 1900-1920
Rainfall totals for Blanco Texas 1920-1940
Rainfall totals for Blanco Texas 1940-1959
Check out the rain totals for September 1952. yikes!
The owners of the Cafe, Jon and Jan Brieger, also have Brieger Pottery next door.
They have a wonderful assortment of pottery, handmade items, locally made as well as imports (beautiful selection of items from Peru) including textiles, jewelry, soaps and cards. They have clothing, imported and vintage, plus used books, various antiques and knick-knacks. Be sure to explore their selection of lavender products. Blanco is known for their lavender festival which is happening next weekend: 11th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival
interior of Brieger Pottery
Rolls of the beautiful Oil Cloth that covers the tables in the Cafe.
Here are some close-ups of some of the patterns:
Black oil cloth with floral circles
Yellow Oil cloth with flowers in circles.
Red Oil Cloth with Flowers
Black oil cloth with animal patterns
Black oil cloth with flowers
Black and White Oil Cloth