There’s a new restaurant in SA that will be serving brunch seven days a week! Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, opened Wednesday, March 1st in the Quarry. As someone who could easily eat brunch seven days a week, I was elated when we received an invitation to preview Snooze before the doors officially opened.
The first Snooze opened in 2006 in Denver, Colorado. Since then, numerous locations have opened up across the country including Houston and Austin. Snooze not only serves up amazing pancakes (as you will see in this post), but they also donate one percent of sales back to the community and work with local farmers to dish out the freshest ingredients possible.
When I think of brunch my mind immediately visualizes pancakes. And coffee. You can imagine my excitement when I opened the menu and my eyes landed on the words – “pancake flights”. Yes! Pancake flights feature three pancakes of your choice and my first choice was the Molten Chocolate Pancakes. This pancake could easily replace your favorite molten lava cake. Next, Blueberry Danish Pancakes topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream and almond streusel surrounding a center of lemony cream cheese filling. I initially thought the blueberry hotcake was going to be my favorite but this was before I took the first bite of the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes – buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, house made vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter.
One entree kept popping up as I did my research via social media – the Breakfast Pot Pie. Snooze’s homemade rosemary sausage gravy smothers a flaky puff pastry, topped with an egg your style. The pot pie is paired with hash browns and makes for a very filling meal.
Snooze’s menu is broken up into sections including the Art of Hollandaise. What is sure to be a San Antonio favorite – the Chilaquiles Benedict – is composed of barbacoa beef over a stack of ranchero sauced tortillas and melted cheese, with poached cage free eggs, roasted poblano hollandaise, pico de gallo and cotija cheese. While I enjoyed the barbacoa, I preferred the Bella! Bella! Benny which featured slices of prosciutto (my weakness), Taleggio cheese and perfectly poached eggs on toasted ciabatta, topped with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze (my other weakness) and arugula. If you’re more of a savory brunch goer, this is the dish for you!
Time for the sammies. Yes, we ordered something from every single section. Don’t worry, we took it home to share with our familia! This luscious sandwich above is known as the B.E.A.T Sandwich. Tender bacon, a cage free egg, organic arugula and sliced tomato come served with bacon-tomato aioli on a toasted ciabatta roll. If you haven’t noticed yet, hash browns are a Snooze classic.
While Snooze features various meals that aren’t exactly calorie friendly, conscious eaters need not worry. If you’re looking for a flavorsome but low-cal meal, flip to the “Light as a Feather” section in the menu. Here you’ll find solace in the Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, Egg White Frittata or The Lower East Sider (pictured above). The Lower East Sider Power is Snooze’s take on bagels and lox except the bagel is rustic bread and the cream cheese is switched out for a herbed goat cheese spread. I ate the goat cheese by itself. I’m not ashamed – it was fantastic.
We’re ending the post with a brunch favorite – cocktails. The unique breakfast cocktail menu features unique drinks like Bacon and Eggs – a bacon infused whiskey mixed with house sour, frothed egg white, bitters and more bacon. You can even booze up your coffee with Irish Cream, Cruzan Rum and more.