Neighborhood cafés provide a relaxed setting to catch up with friends, share gossip about community figures, and demonstrate close-up magic by concealing toast inside a deck of cards. Make hunger disappear in a puff of smoke with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of home-baked, gluten-free goods and gourmet drinks at The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe.
Started by two former registered nurses, The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe perfects the art of allergy-friendly eats with a sterling menu of gluten-free sandwiches, pizzas, and sides. Fill marsupial pockets with a hearty entrée, such as the Big Bloke sandwich with roast beef or chicken, meat gravy, and melty baby swiss ($9.95). Pizzas waltz onto tables sporting unconventional attire, such as bacon, greek feta cheese, spinach, and cuff links in the shape of Burton Gilliam.
On Sundays, look forward to a well-edited brunch menu, featuring de-glutenized 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), and eggs and bacon Down Under–style ($9.95). Sip some triple-industrial-strength coffee ($1.95), or cap off the meal with one of the bakery's decadent desserts, then thumb your nose at gluten as it stares sorrowfully in through the front window.
3610 Avenue B
San Antonio, Texas 78209