Last week I was lucky enough to stumble upon the Blue Dahlia, off I-35 in E. Austin. I didn’t really stumble upon it, since I was meeting my Latinitas editor and colleagues, but I like to pretend I’m a daring connoisseur.
Anyways, stepping into this bistro, I felt like I was in some intimate cafe in France, or maybe a small town in Belgium or something.
They use only locally grown organic products, and food-goers sit at long wooden tables, so you’re a shoulder away from your neighbor.
I only tasted items from the breakfast menu, including a frittata and a croissant, which was still delish. But I saw their open-faced sandwiches, tartines, and my mouth instantly watered.
Best part? It’s uber-cheap. The most expensive item on the menu is $16 and the average price for a meal is around $8.