Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Guenther House

One of my favorite things about vacation is going out for breakfast/brunch. It's a treat because we rarely make it out to breakfast/brunch when we're at home. One place I wanted to try while in San Antonio: Guenther House. It's an historic house, built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, who came to the United States from Germany. He settled in Texas and built a flour mill on the San Antonio River and then built this home for his family.
Today you can tour the home, hold an event here, dine at the restaurant, or shop for baking mixes/gifts in the store. The house is not accessible, but the outdoor patio area is. It was another really hot day, so I was a bit worried about being too hot, but the area is covered to shield you from the sun and there are lots of fans to move the air.
There wasn't a long line when we arrived on a Wednesday morning around 11 am, but it was busy so we had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table.
I had a pot of Earl Grey tea & SP had the Tea of the Day, a Blueberry Hibiscus iced tea that was a very vivid, beautiful color. And yummy.
SP got the Pancake of the Day Platter. The pancakes were pumpkin spice and he chose sausage. He said they were delicious pancakes.
I chose the Pioneer Pancake Platter - A short stack of two San Antonio River Mill Brand Sweet Cream pancakes with your choice of Applewood smoked bacon, pork sausage patties or chicken sausage links. Served with fresh seasonal fruit. I chose bacon. These were tasty pancakes, but I didn't receive any butter and some butter in addition to the syrup would have been nice. I'm not a big syrup person.

We got an order of Apple Strudel to take back to the hotel. I didn't take a photo of it, but it was really tasty apple strudel.

We both really liked our brunch at Guenther House. Despite the heat, it was pretty comfortable outside on the covered patio. It was definitely relaxing. Our server was terrific. I'd definitely go back next time we're in San Antonio.

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