On a pretty morning in May, Don and I found ourselves in the town of Gonzales.
This curious town has a pretty courthouse and an enormous flag with a canon. The "Come and Take It" words were supposedly spoken by the residents of Gonzales in 1893, when the Mexican army demanded the town return the canon they'd given to the community. It's a feisty little quote.
Feisty Little Business
We ended up having breakfast at a cute little place right the old square.
Come & Crepe It is sort of a fitting name for a cafe in this tough little town. This business was also pretty bold and feisty, since they opened in November 2020, right in the midst of the pandemic. That takes courage.
Sweet Old Building
The cafe was housed in a building that goes way back.
I don't believe this old brick structure, is quite as old as the Texas Revolution, but it was built in the 1800's. I love eating in old buildings!
Cozy and Clean
The building was old, but the atmosphere felt fresh and new.
The business was only 6 months old, when we visited.
In the Window
Don and I took a seat at a high table in the window.
Twinkly lights kept us from nodding off, before we got our big cups of coffee.
Alex and Our Crepes
The owner Alex, looked like he'd been making crepes a lot longer than a half year.
He was pleasant and chatty while he whirled my crepe around on the "crepe cooker" or whatever you call that little thing.
Don's Prestige Crepe
Don loves a little salmon, at any time of day.
He went for the Prestige, which had smoked salmon, cream cheese, spinach, creamy dill sauce and capers. He let me sneak a bite and it was a fun savory choice.
Come & Take It Crepe
I figured since I was in Gonzales, I should choose the "Come and Take It" crepe.
Ordinarily, I would not choose chicken and bbq sauce at breakfast time. But I am a When in Rome sort of person. Mine was incredibly yummy with bacon, mozzarella and creamy dill, as well. If only we'd had room for a sweet crepe for dessert! Next time!
Wall in the Back
Before heading out, Don and I took a good look at the brick wall towards the back. There was a nice assortment of historic photos and images of Gonzales. Alex saw that we were intrigued. He came over to point out a photo showing horses with old cars and a 3-story bank in the background.
He pointed us in the right direction and we had a fun time walking off our breakfast. We spotted the beautiful bank on the corner and snapped a pic before heading out of town.
What a nice visit to Gonzales. A friendly cafe with big city flavors and small town prices!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.