Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with gingerbread-biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of café eats and baked treats at Flour Power Café. If you redeem your Groupon during breakfast Tuesday–Friday, you'll also get a free cup of coffee.
Flour Power is a triple play of healthy, inventive breakfast, lunch, and bakery eats. Sunrise suppers can satisfy syrup cravings with warm griddle fare such as pancakes ($6.75), fancy pancakes (stuffed with blueberries, bananas, or pecans, $7.50) and french toast from house-made cracked-wheat bread ($6.50). Carbophobic pre-noon partakings include classic omelettes and egg sandwiches or spicier Mexican chilaquiles ($6.85). Specialty lunch plates illustrate Flour Power's eccentric professor's approach to cuisine—the onomatopoeic BLAT combines the bacony goodness of a BLT with the creamy good-fat of avocado ($6.50), while the Greek chalupa tantalizes with a delicious Frankenstein's monster of chalupa shells, feta, and a host of Old World/New World additions ($6.95).
Without its bakery, a Flour Power by any other name would not smell as sweet, nor as floury. House-made doughy dalliances include cakes, cookies, and muffins. Classics such as cheesecake and carrot cake ($4/slice) compete with unique creations such as the chocolate dobos tort, an eight-layered, swoon-worthy concoction of chocolate cake and chocolate-cinnamon mousse frosting ($4/slice).
Flour Power Café received a positive review from the San Antonio Current, and was named one of the best places in San Antonio for pancakes in an article on MySanAntonio.com. Ten Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and 75% of more than 50 Urbanspooners recommend it:
- And although the menu has that please-all appearance common to many soup, salad, and sandwich places, there are rewards to be reaped in the wrap, panino, and burger categories. – Ron Bechtol, San Antonio Current
- I can say with complete confidence it's the best [French toast] I've ever had. Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, with generous thick slices. – christina v., Yelp
- …the Panini I had probably was the best I have ever eaten. Coming from a Panini connoisseur, that's saying something. – Allison F., Yelp
- Ingredients are fresh and nothing is skimped. Both veggie lovers and carnivores will find favorites. Full flavored sandwiches, delicious bread! – Jenn O'Syde, Urbanspoon
2211 Northwest Military Hwy.
San Antonio, Texas 78213Get Directions