This bright and retro Denver-based chain has made it’s way to San Antonio! Boy it’s magnificent. Snooze A.M. Eatery is an eclectic breakfast and brunch joint that started it’s journey in Denver, Colorado back in 2006. What I loved most about this place is that the ingredients are all organic and come from local companies and farmers. It opened it’s doors at the Quarry Market on March 1st, and on March 2nd we showed up and enjoyed the service of the “Snoozers”.
Kevin overwhelmed me with the responsibility of picking a place to eat for breakfast and dinner. (Which for dinner, I will get into a little later.) So I was like “Hey! Snooze is opened now, let’s hit it up!”. We got there around 10 o’clock and got seated immediately. Definitely didn’t expect that for a 2nd day. One thing that bothered me about the seating is that it was really close together to other tables, so you can literally listen to other folks conversations and vise versa. We did meet a gentleman with great insight on the place, so it worked out somewhat well. The atmosphere is very vibrant and retro. The decor reminded me of The Jetsons for whatever reason. I’m somewhat shocked that Rosie the robot maid didn’t roll out and bring me my eggs benedict. Instead, it was Jane. (Not George Jetsons wife.) She was super quirky and sweet. Very attentive.
To drink Kevin and I ordered some apple juice, some of the tastiest apple juice I’ve ever had in my life. I had to ask if it was freshly pressed it in the back. It wasn’t, but it did come from a local organic company. I was very pleased with that alone.
The menu was very overwhelming, but we finally decided on a variety of eggs benedicts. They have several eggs benedict variations to choose from. Thank God they offer the “Benny Duo”. Pick two benedicts from their selection if you can’t decide! Yes!
Kevin ordered the benny duo with the Chilequiles Benedict and the Benny Goodman. The Chilequiles Benedict consisted of barbacoa beef over a stack of ranchero sauced tortillas and melted cheese, with poached cage free eggs, roasted poblano hollandaise, pico de gallo and cotija cheese. The barbacoa was great, very flavorful and moist. The second of his benny duo was the Benny Goodman. It consisted of lox style salmon and cream cheese served over toasted rye and topped with poached cage free eggs, cream cheese hollandaise blended with a sun dried tomato and caper relish. This was quite delicious, the cream cheese hollandaise is superb.
For my benny duo, I chose the Ham Benedict III and the Bella! Bella! Benny. The Ham Benedict III is Snooze’s take on an original eggs benedict, just with small twist. It starts off with a classic English muffin topped with shaved hickory smoked ham, perfectly poached cage free eggs and smoked cheddar hollandaise. I must admit, as outstanding as they all were, this one was my favorite. The Bella! Bella! Benny had thin slices of prosciutto, Taleggio cheese, and perfectly poached eggs on toasted ciabatta, topped with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze and arugula. Which was so amazing, I loved the touch of arugula and the balsamic glaze. It was the perfect accompaniment for this benny. Both dishes came with a nice set of hash browns, which I thought were great, Kevin didn’t fancy them much.
I asked for some hot sauce and Jane brought us this delicious brand called Yellowbird. It was so yummy. It came in habanero and serrano. It’s made in Austin and I swear I’ve got to get me a bottle of some of this. It was a nice touch to Kevin’s Chilequiles benedict.
I was full as ever. Kevin finished his breakfast off with a tasty cortado, a delicious cuban espresso shot with a touch of warm milk. He really enjoyed that. The perfect ending to an amazing breakfast.
I had an overall incredible experience at Snooze. I strongly suggest you stop by. It’s located at the Quarry market and opened daily from 6:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.