The Statesman’s Matthew Odam didn’t find much to cheer about at the Austin outposts of the Colorado-based Snooze chain. While Rocky Mountain transplants and brunch lovers have been rejoicing over the hot spot’s all-brunch, all-the-time mission, Odam found that reality didn’t stack up to the frenzy:
The pancake and French toast listings are as aggressively cheery as the service, but most of the offerings were better on paper than on plate. Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes ($7.75) advertised caramelized pineapple chunks and cinnamon butter, but we only found what appeared to be canned pineapple chunks and a sad dollop of underwhelming cinnamon butter. Blueberry Danish Pancakes lacked body, and the blueberry coulis was a treacly mess ($7.75). And Snooze’s OMG! French Toast may be the greatest misuse of that acronym...
And what about avoiding that already infamous wait for a table? Odam suggests visiting on a weekday around 1 p.m where you might not have to wait in the heat—if you’re okay with a table on the patio.
THE BLOGS — Papercity declared Odd Duck a contender for the city’s best brunch, The Austinot raised a glass to Duchman Family Winery, Girl Eat World previewed the new Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon on South First (tip: order the shrimp tostadas), and Taste of Koko recommended Fresa’s frozen prickly pear margaritas.
- Snooze not worth waking up for [Statesman]