Review: Ate. Cafe

ate. cafe menu

Recently out in the Lakeway area during the lunch hour, I had about an hour to spare when I saw ate. cafe at Lohman’s Crossing and RR 620, near The PJ Shop.

Seeing its European bistro feel with an outside patio, I decided to pop in to see if there was anything that looked tasty.

A quiche lorraine caught my eye, but since it was packed with ham, that was out. I asked the young man behind the counter if they had any other quiches and he pointed me toward the fugazzetta ($8), which looked much like a slice of pizza, but tasted more like a savory tarte filled with grilled onions, red bell peppers, asparagus, oregano and mozzarella cheese.

Although it was already prepared, the waitstaff heated the pastry-filled goodness along with a light side salad.

I thought I’d be starving afterward, given it was just a slice and a small side salad, but I was very fulfilled by the last bite.

Fugazzetta with a side salad1

There isn’t a lot of seating outside, but since the weather has been so balmy lately, the iron patio furniture out front is a nice place to meet a friend and pop into a few of the local shops within the shopping center. I enjoyed the friendly waitstaff, delicious food and relaxing atmosphere.

The menu consists mainly of sandwiches, salads, tarts, breakfast items, coffee, wine, beer and desserts.

Ate. cafe, owned by Rodolfo and Jesica Buonocore, serves breakfast lunch and dinner Tues.–Wed. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and is closed Mondays.

ate. cafe
2127 Lohman’s Crossing, Ste. 310
512.263.4933
www.atecafe.com