A good café isn't just the perfect place to practice close-up magic on unsuspecting patrons—it's also a great spot to meet friends and share Burton Gilliam gossip. Gorge on fresh, gluten-free café fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of breakfast, lunch, baked goods, and gourmet drinks at The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe, a carby kingdom serving loaves that are rumored to make customers weep tears of joy and drool salivas of happiness.
A former registered nurse, Rita Sturzbecher mastered the art of preparing allergy-friendly eats to accommodate the specific dietary needs of her five children. With the aim of applying her talent to a larger scale, she opened the bakery with fellow registered nurse John Apostolovic, and now has quite a friendly staff to keep the place running. Stop in before 5 p.m. for yummy lunches, such as the soup of the day ($4.95 cup, $5.95 bowl), house salad ($8.95), or fresh-baked aged-cheddar quiche with salad ($10.95). The Little Aussie also serves heartier entrees, including the big bloke sandwich with roast beef or chicken, meat gravy, and melty baby swiss ($9.95). Sip some triple-industrial-strength coffee ($1.95) or cap off the meal with one of the bakery's decadent desserts.
On Sundays, look forward to a well-edited brunch menu, featuring gluten-free versions of such morning staples as waffles with berries and cream ($8.95 for a single, $12.95 for a double), french toast ($9.95), or eggs and bacon Down-Under style ($9.95). The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe is open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (add $1 more to all food purchases other than pizza after 5 p.m., kitchen closes at 9:30 p.m.), and on Sunday for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The breads are very good, the service is excellent, and the menu has something for everyone. The desserts are quite delicious. – Wayne M., Urbanspoon
- "The waiter that we had was very informative and helped answer lots of questions. He knows the regulars and made all of us that were there a fan of this place from the very beginning!!! " – Laura M., Yelp
3610 Avenue B
San Antonio, Texas 78209Get Directions