ACL weekend is upon us! After a few long days of sun, music, eats, drinks and endless walking, I needed a little recharge to get ready to do it all again on Sunday. We took a stroll over to Walton’s Fancy and Staple on this chilly morning, for the first time feeling like cooler weather may soon be upon us.
Walking into Walton’s, much of the décor from the century old grocery and feed store was maintained in the design of the restaurant. The brick and restored wood beams are charming and southern. There are options for everyone, ranging from a long display case of pastries, brownies and macaroons, to traditional brunch dishes like biscuits and gravy and French toast. They also serve up a large variety of lunch items like sandwiches, salads, soups and have specials, daily.
Walton’s serves coffee from Cuvee, a craft coffee company that roasts their beans right outside of Austin. Grab a cortado if you want all your wake up in a shorter shot or a cappuccino to sip with your brunch.
~Keeping with the tradition of sampling one sweet and one savory dish, we tried the shrimp and grits and the challah French toast. Four jumbo blackened shrimp served on top of a large portion of jalapeno cheddar grits were perfectly spicy and cheesy.
Dipped in a crème brulee batter, the Challah French toast was surprisingly light and fluffy. The fresh tangy blueberries and blackberries balanced the sweetness of the sweet batter and maple syrup.
Very popular for brunch, come early like we did, or grab a mimosa and be prepared to wait a bit.