Cafes in Hillcrest

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Most know that the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Today's Groupon for Nicavid's artisanal bakery stimulates your gentle iguana heart with a sensational menu. Made-from-scratch pastries ($1.20–$2.40) include croissants, Danishes, sausage-stuffed kolaches, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and sticky buns. For lunch, Boar's Head meats and cheeses are artfully sandwiched between such delicious handles as flaky buttered croissants and flavorful beer bread and can be customizable creativity vessels ($7.25 for whole, $5.65 for half) or Nicavid's own established creations. The charming café is known for its Monterey chicken sandwich—homemade chicken salad served with bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and avocado on a croissant ($7.95 for whole, $6.15 for half). The Tuscan roast beef ($8.25 whole, $6.38 half) rolls over the tongue like an Italian romance novel with blue-cheese crumbles, sautéed mushrooms and onions, lettuce, tomato, and honey-balsamic vinaigrette on toasted beer bread. Well-composed soups ($2.95–$3.95) and salads ($2.95–$6.95) are also delicious, such as the rabbit and redhead favorite: carrot-ginger soup.

5115 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

What?s Your Flavor curates classic American concession-style treats filling cups with syrupy shaved ice, sprinkle-topped ice cream, and a range of chips smothered in nacho cheese. Like Dr. Jekyll?s online dating profile, the menu features two distinct personalities. One half emphasizes frosty options such as smoothies and banana splits, and the other focuses on hot nachos and plates of spicy Cheetos topped with melted cheese. Alongside these nostalgic treats, the shop also sells a range of grownup salads and sandwiches.

4961 NW Loop 410
San Antonio,
TX
US

Lenny?s Sub Shop specializes in regional staples such as an authentic philly cheesesteak, as well as other traditional deli sandwiches. They slice meats and cheeses to order, bake bread and cookies fresh each day, mix chicken and tuna salads from scratch, and serve a house-blend hot-pepper relish. They assemble 18 cold and hot sandwiches, ranging from classics including the meatball, italian, and grilled-beef or chicken philly cheesesteak subs to house creations such as a buffalo-chicken philly cheesesteak and a barbecue melt with turkey, ham, and roast beef. Each regular-sized sandwich cradles up to a half-pound of meat and cheese, and large subs hold up to a full pound.

2425 Babcock Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US