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- Brentwood - Highland, Brentwood
Mother Pacha Inc
- Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee & Tea, American Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: American, Coffee House, Latin American, Diner, Cafe, Omelets
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
06/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I just moved to Austin from Dallas, where I am used to Starbucks being on every corner and only a few cool, locally-owned coffee houses in existence. Austin is replete with these, and some of them are every bit as pretentious as a Dallas Starbucks, but in that singular ""Austin"" way; and don't act like you are not every bit as pretentious than Dallas, Austin, but in a different and more fun way. This place seems to have a bit of that ""I am hipper than you, more artsy than you, listen to more live music than you, and am more well-read than you so don't make eye-contact with me"" vibe that seems prevalent since moving here.
HOWEVER....the coffee is excellent, the food is reasonably priced and tastes great, and they even have some vegan options-yes, Dallas lost one of it's five or six vegans when I moved here! I was quite put off when I was told that they will not take credit or debit cards for a purchases under five bucks, but it was well worth it when I came back with cash. Well done Pacha! I look forward to many more stops.
10/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The atmosphere here suits me very well, as it is eclectic (with a funky southwestern vibe) and comfortable. Makes a great 'third place' to hang out (besides @ home & work). There is some outdoor seating on front & back porches.
I especially enjoy the soy chai and pacha lattes, but the fruity/acai smoothies are also very good and the baked & savory treats alike are often tempting & satisfying.
Inquire about upcoming special dinners that are held approx. monthly. The chef is great puts obvious care into each course of the meal. Reservations required for those dinners.
08/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
These folks payattention to details: incredible, flavorful, fair-trade coffees and teas; a breakfast special that includes eggs, scrambled with spices and colorful vegetables, served on a portobello mushroom, accompanied by incredible black beans, fresh cherries, and small pieces of exquisite bread. A skilled chef (husband to one of the sister-owners), prepares the wonderful food, which is nutritious, tasty, and beautifully presented. Once a quarter, they host a fancy dinner, $28 each, that features a choice of entrees, soup/salad, and desserts, similar to what one would receive in a 4-star restaurant, served in authentic, intimate surroundings.
11/13/2002Provided by Citysearch -
This is one of the few coffee shops in town that understands true hospitality. The owners, two sisters, pay attention to every detail of their business, from the tasteful, folk-painted furniture to the handmade crafts for sale. But the best thing about Pacha by far is the drinks. They make everything from scratch--including loose leaf tea and french press coffee--and have an extensive food menu. The Pacha Latte is dee-licious, and the breakfast tacos are the best I've found west of I-35. Definitely a place to spend some quality time.
07/29/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I LOVE Pacha and have no idea why it has not caught on more. The coffee is good and the treats are unique - south American - empanadas, saltenas. There is also a great back patio when the weather is nice. Many south American treasures are sold there as well - although the prices are pretty high. I have been there when local folk musicians have been there and it is wonderful. This is a locally owned shop (two sisters) and they do a good job. If you like coffe (or tea) try it out! Also, the Pacha Mama smoothie is wonderful!