Two members of my family eat gluten free, so we are always on the lookout for restaurant options that will accommodate their diet when traveling. On a recent trip to San Antonio I read several positive reviews about The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe so my wife and I decided to give them a try.
The facility is rather small and has about 8-10 small tables inside the restaurant, and two small tables out on the front porch. Ordering is done at the counter before being seated. The lady who took our order was very friendly and answered several questions we had about the menu, as well as additional to-go items that are available for purchase. My wife ordered the waffle and I had the french toast. The waffle was a traditional Belgian waffle which she said was very good. The french toast was rather unique as it was fried and had a similar taste and consistency as a churro (anyone from Texas will know about churros if you have been to a local fairground). I will say that the portion was quite large and had a small amount of whipped cream, a few berries and syrup.
One thing that really surprised my wife was when she ordered her drink. She asked the cashier if they had juice for sale, and was told that they had orange and pineapple juice. My wife ordered pineapple and was handed a small can of dole pineapple juice and a cup. We have found that many restaurants which are health conscious tend to have fresh squeezed juices, so this was a bit of a head scratcher.
We decided to purchase an apple pie to take with us as well as a few slices of Italian Cream cake and share with the family. The pie was so-so, but the cake was very moist and creamy. Cakes are quite expensive ($50-55 each), but if you long for a delicious, gluten free cake, it seems you can't go wrong here.
If you are want to order a specialty item or cake, it is highly recommended to call in advance, as the selection of cakes in the display is a bit limited, compared to what is on the menu. We were told the eclairs were quite good, and should have thought to call in advance to had some made for our arrival.
I would definitely like to go back and try the lunch menu as there is a large selection of breads and sandwiches available, all of which are gluten free.
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