The Social Butterfly gals and I made plans to get together for brunch and a brainstorming session for the many exciting things we have coming up this summer, including our Women Empowerment Movement event. Unfortunately, a popular spot at The Rim we originally planned to meet at had an hour long wait so we decided to try a neat looking place just across the street called The Rustic- to say we were pleasantly surprised is a total understatement! Upon arrival we were greeted by a smiling host and an airy atmosphere with a wall of floor to ceiling windows and doors that opened up to a delightful back patio area equipped with a stage, picnic table seating and colorful swinging arm chairs.
We were seated at a cute u-shaped booth facing out towards the cute patio where we enjoyed finding new, fun details to explore once we were done with our meal. Also pleasantly surprising was the brunch menu! On Sundays they feature a neat Brunch Menu with a list of items that are featured and served family style with enough portions for your party for just $16.95 a person. This was a great option for us because it took the guess work out of ordering and allowed for more time to plan, brainstorm and socialize. Of course it’s brunch and what’s brunch without a mimosa (or 4)?! They had classic mimosas and also mimosas with Rose’. “Which one would you like to try?” the waiter asked, and after a quick look at each other we all almost simultaneous replied, “both!” Our carafes arrived promptly and were served with fresh orange slices. As we sipped down the yumminess we set dates and exchange ideas.
Soon our platters of food arrived and we were all beyond pleased with the array of food: perfectly crispy and spicy hot fried chicken, thick and fluffy cuts of vanilla custard soaked toast (like French toast, but even better!), jalapeno and cheese polenta cakes on a bed of gravy, crunchy slices of avocado toast sprinkled with cotija cheese, perfectly creamy country baked eggs with cheese and spinach, a skillet piled high with bacon and sausage links, a bed of seasonal greens tossed in a vinaigrette, a cheese and fruit tray, and our absolute favorite part – the assorted mini donuts!
Everything was amazing and so perfect for our meeting/outing. We chatted and took notes while effortlessly choosing items from the delicious spread to create our own heavenly little brunch plates. Once we were done eating and sipping our perfect brunch we headed out to the patio for some great photo-ops- the swinging arm chairs were especially fun and make for a fun Boomerang. We ended our outing with a pitstop at an amazing wall of art right next door to the the restaurant for a few more fun photos. It was the perfect end to a very productive brunch. All in all, we had a delightfully delicious brunch experience at The Rustic- San Antonio, and would highly recommend it for a neat, out of the box brunch!