Monday, March 30, 2009

Scoot on down to the Root Cellar Café

If you walk the streets of downtown San Marcos and really pay attention to your surroundings you will see there is much more to the dusty sidewalks and historic brick buildings than what you originally thought. Just a few small steps away from the square are a ton of small restaurants neatly tucked away in these vintage buildings which have been restored to reflect fine dining venues. An example of this is the Root Cellar Café. This establishment’s American bistro style menu gives you fresh gourmet food at the fraction of the cost than most specialty food restaurants. My favorite is brunch; their quiche (not usually listed on the menu) and hearty frittata is divine with each bite bringing in a new sensation of flavor. Everything is made-to-order, freshly picked and prepared. If you need a little pick-me-up, try a delicious macchiato or con pana from their coffee bar. Eating at the Root Cellar is like tasting a good glass of wine, it is full-bodied, robust, smooth and long lasting.

Not only is the food grandiose, but so is the climate. Per its name, the Cellar is located in a quaint basement off the busy streets in downtown San Marcos. This 50-seater restaurant is surrounded by old masonry brick and filled with paintings from local artists. Each of their antique tables and chairs do not match, but somehow they bring out the uniqueness and quality of this establishment to life. Also, this is the perfect restaurant to dine at if looking for a quiet place to catch up with loved ones. If you have some time to spare and are looking for something to do one weekend take a morning drive to the San Marcos city limits and let your worries wonder away at the Root Cellar. (Root Cellar Café, 215 N LBJ, San Marcos, TX 78666)