Although not a true vegan by any stretch, I love the idea of healthy eating...especially when visiting Austin. I had read all the glowing reviews of CDL and decided to ck it out. Not a TOTAL disappointment but.... almost.
Already knowing the ""pay first"" drill, that was not a shock. Not being able to find a place to sit, kinda was. Since it was 103 outside, the idea was not too appealing. But I plunked down the way overpriced $14/pp Sunday Bufett total and decided to stay positive...or try. I felt like I was paying admission to a museum...as there is little or no service expectation here so don't think you will be catered to.
First, the only seemingly available drinking vessels were coffee mugs...seems they were out of glasses.....oh and apparenly one cant get ice here.? Odd. Nothing like lukewarm tea in a glass.
I guess im just not an extreme vegan or health nut. Dont even think of looking for sugar. :)
The food was decent and consisted of salad, greens, and rice, soup. I wanted to get a glass of water later...oops...no glasses ....again. Seeing the cooks nibbling on what they were cooking didn't help either.
I know people love this place (cult following I guessss) but I can't say that I'll return. Just not for me.
At $14 a head for some warm tea, greens, pinto beans and to sit in the heat....I think I got burned out :(
The best part of the whole place was the walk out thru the nice gardens. I should have just brought a sack lunch and sat out there :((