Bouldin Creek Cafe

A couple of Saturdays ago we were running errands in preparation for our move, and before we knew it we hadn’t eaten dinner — and it was after ten. Most vegan restaurants in Austin do not open past that time, and we really did not feel like going back home to cook. No matter the situation, when hunger calls you’ve just got to eat! That said, we were forced to dine at the only vegetarian/vegan sit-down place that stays open late: Bouldin Creek Cafe. Bouldin Creek Cafe was one of the first vegetarian and vegan spots we visited during our first week in Austin. However, we only visited for a bowl of oatmeal and never went back. I don’t know why we never went back but we regret not doing so, because this place is our new favorite spot. With only a week and a half before we leave Austin, we have been visiting Bouldin frequently to try more of their dishes — and desserts! Their mostly organic menu is filled with many dishes, ranging from an all-day-breakfast menu to daily dinner specials. What we’ve found out about Bouldin Creek is that they have the best house-made beans in town. Their house red and black beans have a different twist to them, filled with a smoky cinnamon flavor, and their house refried beans, which Nick absolutely loves, is spicy and smoky. Both are delicious, but I prefer the red and black bean mix because it’s less salty. And although I do not have pictures to share of the desserts they provide, they really do have an amazing array of sweet and tasty choices. Nick had their apple pie and peanut butter cookie one night, and I’ve had their cinnamon roll, hot chocolate, and gingerbread and vanilla “ice cream.” All very scrumptious, but I’m sorry I don’t have pictures to show for. You’ll just have to take my word for it!

As I’m writing this post now, we’ve already dined at Boulder for dinner three times, and here are some of the things we have had on our last two visits.

On my second visit, Farmer’s Plate: Sweet potato and pecan tamales, house red and black beans, tortillas and the works, with a side of steamed broccoli.

Our last visit, I tried a new dish. Nick stuck with the same dish from our second visit.

Autumn Enchilada: Sweet potato, pecan chorizo and spinach enchiladas with a Chipotle beer sauce, with red and black beans and a side of steamed broccoli.

With the food being so good, I had to give Bouldin Creek Cafe a review to spread the word about their delicious food. Based on the pictures I’ve shared, it may seem like there are only Mexican dishes, but they do have a plethora of other dishes. And if you do visit, I highly recommend their beans!

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