Thanks to pal and Downtown commercial Realtor, Carl Daywood, I had opportunity to discover a terrific new little eatery in the Sixth Street Historic-Entertainment District. It’s called Carrob’s Cafe on Sabine, between 6th and 7th, essentially behind The Boiling Pot, where the former Texas Picnic Company was housed.
The name Carrob is derived from a combination of the owner’s first names, Carol Mitchell and Robert Barnes, a delightful couple who welcome guests with relaxed down-home friendliness, Austin style. It’s a bright and cheerful space with large windows looking out to both Sabine and Waller Creek.
The menu is basically all-breakfast all-the-time! And since that’s my favorite meal I couldn’t wait to dive in for a sampling. I had a couple of excellent breakfast tacos that were served in toasted tortillas and packed with my choice of 3 ingredients from among 21 selections offered — for only $1.99 each no less! Other options include egg platters, omelets, pancakes, biscuits & gravy and some killer-sounding breakfast burgers and club combinations.
In the drinks department, my iced mocha latte was also delicious and nicely made. The menu has all sorts of yummy coffees, teas, lemonade and sodas.
The full menu can be viewed here with an extra click-through: Carrob’s Menu.
For now, they are only open daytimes, 6 days a week: 7-5 Mon-Fri and 9-5 Sat; closed Sundays. Hopefully Carrob’s will quickly build enough traffic to warrant opening on Sundays too. And they would probably do well from midnight to 4am on Saturday and Sunday mornings if they actively promoted their existence up and down Sixth to the bar crowd to sober up before heading to their cars.
Stop by and check ’em out with a warm welcome to the neighborhood. I’ll add a photo or two as soon as I make it back by (which will be soon!) and remember to bring along my phone/camera.
And, yes, I did stop by for breakfast and did mention about downtownaustinblog 🙂
Omelet was good, pancake was nice too, latte was just ok. The owner, Rob, and the staff were very nice and friendly. I think the interiors require a little face-lift but overall a good thing for this side of the downtown. And I agree with Jude that the future appears to be very bright for this part of downtown. With little bit of a help from City/County, it can do even better!
Was curious about the place, thanks for the write up, I will stop by this place for breakfast and tell the owners that downtownaustinblog is actually getting them more traffic! 🙂
Jude Galligan says
This is great. I’ve not yet been there but will check it out this week. This seems to fills a need. We need more open for breakfast restaurants east of Congress Ave.
Many of us who live downtown are early risers, and visitors need a place other than their hotels to eat. I remember how excited I was a couple of years ago when El Sol y La Luna brought breakfast to my part of town.
I-35 makeover + Waller Creek + Sabine Street promenade + breakfast…. the future is very bright for this segment of E 6th Street!