Before breakfast was the first meal of the day, it was part of a midday supermeal—Dinner, Breakfast, Nash & Young. Give breakfast’s solo work its proper respect with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of breakfast fare at Waterloo Ice House. Today's Groupon is valid at the 38th Street, Southpark Meadows, Escarpment Boulevard, Bull Creek, and Burnet Road locations. A venerated daybreak-dining destination, Waterloo Ice House is famous for launching the careers of such stars as Lyle Lovett, Uncle Walt’s Band, and cinnamon-pecan pancakes. Sip a cup of locally roasted coffee ($1.98) while you peruse the extensive menu of fluffy omelettes, fluffy pancakes, and harder-to-snuggle but equally delicious breakfast tacos. Satiate border-crossing taste buds with the huevos rancheros, a palatable platter of eggs dressed in ranchero sauce and love matched with bacon, sausage, or ham, under a canopy of refried beans and tortillas ($6.95). Or, soothe a screaming sweet tooth with a full stack of blueberry pancakes made from scratch daily and served with a side of guilt over having forgotten the pan's birthday once again ($5.95).
Waterloo Ice House was named best restaurant in the Austin Chronicle Best of Austin 2010 Readers Poll. Yelpers give the Escarpment Boulevard, 38th Street, Southpark Meadows, Bull Creek, and Burnett Road locations an average of three stars.
- They say the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Actually, these days it seems like the cradled rule the world. The cradled (aka children) have spoken, and the icehouses have it. – Austin Chronicle
- Their breakfasts are really well done and they have a great selection. – David A., Yelp, Bull Creek location