Gourdough's is located in a little trailer park on trendy South First Street with colorful picnic tables. It is BYOB and patrons bring their own wine or other beverages for a great night out. If you're in a hurry or want something light/healthy, this is NOT your place. They make everything to order so the wait has been up to forty minutes long when I've been. Note- earlier in the day, they're not as busy and more kid/pet friendly. The employees are super nice, willing to split charges and do accept credit cards. The food itself is AMAZING. These are no ordinary doughnuts. Each doughnut is bigger than my open hand, is made to order, and is topped with any combination of sinful and tempting toppings. I usually split my order with one or two others and walk away plenty satisfied. The best experience ever was going with a group and sharing several different flavors. Their website includes photo of every menu item so you can get a good idea of what you'll be ordering! The Dirty Berry is the perfect blend of chocolate and grilled strawberry. It is very rich but I could not. stop. eating it. Miss Shortcake was also equally delicious- with a generous spread of cream cheese icing and pile of strawberries. The Flying Pig is a personal favorite. It was coated in just the right amount of maple syrup icing and covered with 7 or 8 pieces of bacon. Porkey's with Canadian bacon, cream cheese and jalapeno jelly sounds like a really odd combination but is DIVINE. This one I devoured all on my own. Seriously, I would probably order this one over any of the dessert ones, and I am a huge fan of any kind of dessert.
My boyfriend and I stopped here for breakfast around 10:30am on a Saturday and they were moderately busy. By the time we left, there was a line from the counter to the door. I had read some good reviews from Yelp on this place so I decided to try it out. Personally, I wasn't that wowed, but my boyfriend really liked it. I have a restricted diet and asked if I could just have an extra egg in my breakfast rather than the other stuff, and the girl said that they couldn't do that. My request actually made the meal cheaper rather than more expensive for them to produce with me paying the same price, and I wasn't asking them to go out of their way to add something completely different. So I tell the girl to just leave my sides off, and she asks my boyfriend if he wants them instead. I didn't hear any of that, so when my plate comes out, I've got the sides on it anyway. I'm still giving this place what I would consider a decent rating because everyone there was nice (though not very accommodating by my first experience). The place had a nice ambiance and was clean. I ordered the ham omelette which was OK, but nothing spectacular. For the same money, you can get a much bigger omelette from other places like Kerbey or Magnolia and with two sides. The toast was a very nice thick sliced bread and came out with an assortment of mini jam jars. The drip coffee wasn't that good, but it wasn't any worse than Kerbey's or Magnolia's either. Why can't anyone in this town make decent drip coffee?
I just tried this location out for the first time, and of course, the ice cream is as good as it always is. The guy who was helping was a really cool too. He kept trying to get us to figure out the quote of the day for a free crush'in, but despite his valiant efforts, we were too big of ding-dongs to figure it out. This place is probably the best location for kids because it has a playground. It's also good for big groups because the outdoor tables are big and round. On a nice, cool night, sitting outside is very pleasant. However, I would imagine that at the height of the Texas heat, this location would not be a good pick because there's no indoor seating to escape the heat. That's why I gave it 3 stars. 4 is my default unless there's something spectacular about a place. Then, it goes down from there. I love outdoor seating, but for an ice cream shop, I think they should still have indoor seating as an alternative to beat the Texas heat.