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Cuban Sandwich Cafe: Run By Cuban Chef From Miami Florida

scrumptiouschef | Feb 19, 2011 02:07 PM

I'm in the latter stages of a 49 part series of articles on the state of tacos in Austin Texas. My current topic is bacon egg and cheese so I've been rumbling around Austin trying to find the very best.

Which is how I stumbled upon Cuban Sandwich Cafe in the old Dora's Fried Chicken room on Briarcliff Road in Northeast Austin.

It's a lovely little cafe with a scratch pastry case filled to bursting with all sorts of baked goods courtesy of chef/owner Enrique Reyes.

A Cuban gentleman from Miami, Chef explained to me that he's been cooking his entire life and finally opened his own restaurant last September; Cuban Sandwich Cafe.

I can tell you his prices are certainly reasonable as he offers a burger/fry combo for under 5 dollars and huge tamales for a buck fifty.

I think my breakfast taco was $1.50 but I bought several items so I'm not sure.

I sampled a cream horn from the case and it wasn't the freshest one I've ever had but was good and the pastry cream was outstanding.

My bacon egg and cheese breakfast taco was plump and nicely prepared albeitly served on store bought tortillas.

Service was quite friendly and the place was abustle with neighborhood folks hunkered down over big plates of steaming Cuban food.

Free Wi-fi for those into that sort of thing.

American and Cuban Coffee.

Milkshakes-Mamey, Blackberry, Pineapple, Guava

Cubanos

Tortas

Tacos: Al Pastor, Barbacoa, Chicken, Beef Fajita, Ground Beef, Pork, Carne Guisada

Emapanadas- Beef, Chicken, Ham and Cheese

Daily plate lunch specials

Fried Catfish

Croqueta de Jamon

Gorditas

Open 7 days

1804 Briarcliff Boulevard
Austin, TX 78723
512-501-6651

Look below for pic of Chef and his baked creations

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