First Weekender

When I was driving down 6th Street one evening last week I spotted the cutest little spot with the cutest little name: Walton’s Fancy & Staple.  Later in the week I couldn’t for the life of me remember what it was called, but when I described it to my Austin foodie friend, he knew exactly which place I was talking about.  It’s that cute.

Also last week, my friend Nathan that lives in Dallas asked me if I was ready for my first visitor.  My response was somewhere along the lines of “umm heck yeah!”.  I’ve been dying to dive into the Austin restaurant scene (for all 8 days I’ve been here) and knew that eating my way around town with Nathan all weekend would be the perfect kick-off to this new life of mine.

First stop?  Walton’s!

Nathan started with a carrot cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting and darling little veggie art.

I’m not too fond breakfast sweets, so I stuck with a bite of cupcake and a piping hot cafe au lait.  I typically take my coffee black, but something about this soggy, gray morning called for froth.

Just as the last of the cupcake crumbs disappeared, our meals arrived.  Nathan’s plate was hearty bacon centric.  I mean, look at that stuff!  I hadn’t had bacon in ages, but reached over and broke myself off a piece.  Meat is going to happen for me at restaurants in the foreseeable future because, well, when in Rome?  There are too many amazing restaurants in this town to limit my living.

And for me?  Irish oats.  Although satisfying in the flavor department, both Nathan and I were a little disappointed that the oats were over-cooked.  I look forward to the chewy-ness of Irish oats and that was totally missing.  I pretended they were ordinary oats and kept on keepin’ on til the bottom of the bowl was staring back at me.

Now that we’re full-bellied, it’s time to get our shop on!


  1. What a great spot! The coffee looks so reasonably priced too – when those deals are there, it’s hard to go with a straight cup of black!

  2. What a cute little place! That bacon looks phenomenal – and how adorable is the little carrot on that cupcake?!
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  3. I love cute cafe’s like Walton Fancy & Staple. The intimate ambiance is worth the dining experience alone! And when the food is fantastic, well, then you’ve got a true winner. Bummer the oats weren’t great, but that bacon looks pretty amazing. :) I say, when in Texas, eat meat! :-p

  4. Add to your brunch list: Olivia’s on South Lamar & Oltorf. Trust me. :)
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