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by DS

Review: Kudos to this restaurant for serving breakfast during the week. Many veggie places in other cities only have breakfast/brunch on the weekends. On Sunday, we sat down and were given complimentary vegan biscuits (yum) with little packets of Smart Balance and served some pleasant coffee with a box of soy milk. After inhaling two servings of biscuits, out came our breakfast. We ordered a few different things to see what would be to our tastes. The first item, vegan pecan pancakes, was delicious. This place makes the best vegan pancakes I have ever had, and I make some pretty mean ones myself. We also sampled a vegan carne guisada breakfast taco. This was one of the best mock meat products we've ever had as well. The third item was vegan migas. They came with some re-fried beans and red potato sticks. I found the migas to be a bit under-seasoned and they only came with two corn tortillas. We had to order two more to assemble all of the migas. (Mr. Natural in Austin makes excellent vegan migas with soyrizo; I can make some good ones too!) Nevertheless, we were satisfied with our meal and had outstanding, prompt service. We returned the next day, happy to see the same waitress who took delight in our scarfing down of the food. We ordered coffee and OJ this time (they give you a bottle of Odwalla). There were no complimentary biscuits today. We ordered the sweet potato pancakes which were delicious. It was a regular pancake with little chunks of sweet potato here and there. It may sound strange but it was surprisingly tasty. We also ordered ham and tofu and chorizo and tofu tacos. They were out of ham so we did regular sausage. Unfortunately, they made the tacos with egg the first time around so we sent them back. When we got the tacos, there was no appreciable difference between the regular sausage and the chorizo. They have a nice salsa that goes well with the tacos. Our second visit concluded with a to go order of four vegan cupcakes. The chocolate strawberry shortcake was outstanding - a moist chocolate cupcake topped and stuffed with real strawberries and strawberry frosting. The cookies and cream featured the same chocolate cupcake and an oreo buttercream. It was quite good, though the frosting was a touch buttery. The same could be said for the chocolate orange and the vanilla margarita. All in all, they are an above average veggie restaurant with good service, and dishes that range from perfunctory to excellent.

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