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Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe - 9 Reviews - 1501 S First St, Austin, TX - People Watching Reviews - Phone (512) 416-1601

Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe

1501 S First St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 416-1601
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The new coffeehouse is very clean and has excellent food, coffee, and many different teas.


To the Bouldin Creek Owners/Mgmt.: I mentioned these two situations to an employee today (Mon., Sept. 15, 2008). 1) Smoking. I know nothing can be done about the smoke coming from...

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/1/2012

So much love for this all-vegetarian hipster mecca! Ren tacos, Kool summer sandwich, giant omelets, and the nutella latte are just a few favorites. more

Great coffeehouse and cafe! 2/15/2011

The new coffeehouse is very clean and has excellent food, coffee, and many different teas. more

chill vibes, great conversation, even better food 11/19/2009

i love bouldin. they have amazing hummus and salads. it's nice sitting outside and contemplating life's mysteries over a cup of chai iced tea with some good friends. good area. more

i love this place! 7/22/2008

excellent food! fast courtious staff who always gets the order right. it reminds me of how austin used to be... hopefully the gross condo going up next door doesnt change the crowd or atmosphere of the place. its like the original spider house but with staying power. never change and keep up the good work guys. Pros: great menu, atmosphere, parking, staff, on and on... more

Second-hand smoke is disgusting; aggressive dogs need to leave; customers wonder if wi-fi is turned off to free up tables? 7/14/2008

To the Bouldin Creek Owners/Mgmt.: I mentioned these two situations to an employee today (Mon., Sept. 15, 2008). 1) Smoking. I know nothing can be done about the smoke coming from the other side of the building when the wind's coming from that direction, but please do something about smokers who stand not five feet outside the back porch door. I know they think they're being considerate by stepping outside, but the smoke comes right back in the screens, across all of us. Same with the front door. If there's no smoking within 15 feet of entrances, why is there a large ashtray right next to the front door? Why not move it 15 feet away? Bouldin Creek is one of my favorites, but I won't spend money there and I'll tell friends to avoid the place if the smoke problem is not fixed. Situation 2) Aggressive dog. I showed up today at 11:45 a.m. with my non-aggressive dog, and I wanted to sit on the front ""jail"" porch, but there was a man there with his dog, and the man told me his dog was aggressive and didn't like other dogs. Yes, I know I should have told the man, ""Your aggressive dog is not my problem,"" alerted the manager, and sat on the porch anyway, but there was plenty of room on the back porch and his dog was relentless (growling and snapping at my dog), so after making sure dogs are allowed on the back porch, I took the easy way out and sat back there. An easy fix: This could be added to the ""dogs must be on leashes"" signs: ""No aggressive dogs allowed. If your dog becomes aggressive, it must be removed from the premises."" As I said, I brought these situations to an employee's attention. If the problems are fixed, I'll raise the two-star rating I gave. Especially if the management teaches the staff how to keep the wi-fi working. (One customer told me employees act clueless when asked about it. Constant loss of wi-fi makes folks wonder if it's intentional...) This is 2008. At least one staffer needs to know how to work the wi-fi, or perhaps a wi-fi upgrade is in order. Pros: Great vegan food, relaxed ""people-watching"" place Cons: Cigarette smoke, an encounter with an aggressive dog, wi-fi frequently ""disappears"" more

Best tofu scramble in town! 3/15/2008

I absolutely love this place! The staff is awesome, the food is great, and the atmosphere is really welcoming and community oriented. It's like going to a friend's house for a dinner party. Pros: Inexpensive, delicious veggie food, dog friendly, community oriented Cons: parking more

The food is worth the wait 1/12/2008

Bouldin Creek is the most amazing vegetarian restaurant in Austin. And I think that's what confuses people about the ""speed"" of the service-- Bouldin is built like a coffeehouse, but it's really not. It's a restaurant that serves coffee (and beer and wine...). When it's busy, yeah, you wait a while to get your food, but the wait isn't any longer than Magnolia's when they're busy. Regardless, the menu is fantastic and the food is great. The veggie-rizo tacos can't be beat... sub tofu for egg and you've got heaven. I've had everything on the menu at least once and it's all amazing. Pros: Vegetarian, dog-friendly, ecclectic crowd, friendly service Cons: limited indoor seating more

Best vegetarian food in Austin 4/29/2007

We love eating at Bouldin Creek for any or every meal of the day. The veggie royale is hands-down the best veggie burger in Austin, and I find myself craving the tofu scramble at least once a week. The coffee and espresso drinks are not great, but the food is what really shines here. Pros: amazing veggie food, great south austin atmosphere Cons: coffee/espresso more

Great fresh food 1/14/2007

The food here is great. The kitchen is slow, but the food's quality makes up for it. Great place to hang out. Great outdoor patio area where doggies are welcome too. Pros: ambience, dog friendly, great menu Cons: slow kitchen more

Good Hangout 6/20/2006

I have actually never ordered anything here but I hear its great. Its a great place to sit and read the austin Chronicle and chat. Good atmosphere and friendly people. more
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  • In Short
    A funky lime green exterior splattered with colorful images and a hodgepodge of outdoor furniture catches the eyes of passersby unfamiliar with the area. Bouldin Creek...

  • 7/13/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7am-12am Sat-Sun 9am-12am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
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