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I stopped by Edloe St. Café for lunch on a sunny afternoon with my fiancé while we were in the area, and I am so happy that we did! Edloe St. Café is located on (you guessed it) Edloe St. which is situated in the heart of the absolutely gorgeous neighborhood of West University. Upon driving up, you can see a red awning with “Edloe St.” written in big letters, so you can’t miss it!
Just outside, there is an area with wrought iron chairs and tables with umbrellas, and since it was a gorgeous day, we decided to enjoy our food on the patio. One thing I noticed was that there was a little water bowl sitting outside for your pups to drink from, which automatically won some points from me and my doggies.
When we stepped inside to order, we walked up to the counter where we were greeted by a very friendly hostess who explained some of the great parts of their menu. My fiancé ended up ordering the Certified Angus Burger and fries, while I went for the Chicken Enchiladas.
If there is anything you need to know about my fiancé it’s that he is a huge burger snob, and he LOVED Edloe St. Café’s Certified Angus Burger. Luckily, I got to try it before it disappeared! It came topped with mayo, mustard, red onion, lettuce, and tomatoes. For a little extra, he also added bacon and cheese. What I think really sold us on this burger was not just the obviously high quality of the beef, but also what held it all together. The bun was soft and had a perfectly light texture, which is something you don’t find everywhere. The French fries that came with the burger were lightly seasoned and just the right combination of crispy and fluffy. Also, how often do you get a burger that is quite as photo-ready as this one?
I absolutely love enchiladas, but I’m usually not one to order them at a restaurant because I make them at home, but today I was in the mood for something ‘Tex-Mex’ and decided to go for it. Definitely the right choice! These enchiladas are stuffed with chicken and Monterrey jack cheese rolled up in a corn or flour tortilla topped with cheese and a generous amount of white jalapeno sauce. Each bite was a perfect balance of cheesy and creamy. The taste was absolutely phenomenal. The sauce was unlike any sauce I have ever had and it complemented the enchiladas perfectly. They were served with black beans topped with sour cream, a Mexican style rice with diced tomatoes, cilantro, and a little bit of red cabbage, and a red salsa that had a great fire-roasted flavor.
All in all, Edloe St. Café is a cute spot with a relaxed atmosphere and a mouth-watering and varied menu. It’s the kind of place you’ll want to keep coming back to, which won’t be hard because it’s very conveniently located. I can’t wait to return and taste the rest of their menu!
PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERTA BLACKMER