Breakfast With Half of San Antonio

Croft emailed this morning to ask if I wanted to join them for breakfast before going to Camping World. He had Googled best breakfast in San Antonio, or something along those lines, and got the Magnolia Pancake Haus. It was out in the middle of seemingly nowhere and half of San Antonio was waiting for a table. We had to wait just over an hour to be seated!

Norma went to the spa next door to try to get her eyebrows done, but others had had the same idea and that place was packed, too!

We ended up sitting outside and chatted with the other people waiting. Everyone said that we were lucky to have found the restaurant and that it would totally be worth the wait.

When we finally got a seat, I was pleased that it wasn’t in a super crowded and boisterous dining room. We started off with absolutely delicious coffee, which is always a good sign at a breakfast joint.

Since this was a German restaurant, I made sure to try their sausage, and wasn’t disappointed! My ‘short stack’ of pancakes was light and fluffy. Yum!

Norma had the bananas foster French toast, which ended up being dense slices of banana bread served French toast-style with strawberries and black berries. I had a bite and it was really good! The portion was ridiculous, though, so she brought a lot home. She also enjoyed her two poached eggs on the side.

Croft ordered the specialty, which I will not attempt to spell. It’s a thin pancake stuffed with apples and spices. Really good too (yes, I sampled some of his also!), but there’s no way I could have eaten all that. I’ve really cut back on how much sugar I eat and one bite was more than enough for me.

If you’re into breakfast food, you really need to try Magnolia Pancake Haus in San Antonio!

We headed to the Camping World after. It’s in New Braunfels, north of San Antonio. I have been looking for knobs for my Atwood stove for years and keep striking out. This parts guy was at least able to get me a SKU # for Camping World so I can try to find some at another store along my route. Every other Camping World I’ve stopped at I’ve been told that they don’t have those knobs and good luck finding them.

With breakfast taking so long, we only just got in, at 4PM! I don’t think any of us are going to be eating tonight!

I’m paid up here at the RV park up to and including tonight. I’m pulling out late morning and am expected in Dallas dinnertimeish.

I’ve enjoyed my stay in San Antonio except for one irksome detail that never ceases to surprise me: the internet connection SUCKS. I’ve got full bars on my phone and I have slower than dial up internet! This is surprising considering how close I am to a major city. I had high speed internet on the beach! The other night, I had to download a 200MB file and ended up having to try four McDonalds and a Starbucks in between them to find a connection stable enough to let me download the file, and it still took two hours! I’m trying to do some research right now and sites keep timing out. I am really tired of losing so much time because of a crappy internet connection. Hopefully Dallas will be better!

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  • Cities are often slower because there’s too much competition for the bandwidth. Not as many people on the beach. Dave gets frustrated because sometimes my phone in the boonies is faster than his DSL in the apartment.

  • Forgot to say, we are going to just miss each other. I should be pulling into Austin shortly before you pull into Dallas. I expect to be in Austin several days getting various nuisance things taken care of on my RV. Thing you would undoubtedly do yourself. 🙂

  • Linda, that sucks! It would have been cool if our paths could cross at the right place for us to grab lunch or have a coffee!

    What sort of stuff are you having done?

  • Linda, I never thought of that! Thanks for that explanation!

  • That was probably the best restaurant breakfast I have had in a long time! For home made, it is hard to beat my son’s smoked salmon Eggs Benedict.

  • That place was featured on Diners, Drive In’s and Dives. I have never eaten there but might some day.

    I just got home from NE…pulled in at 1AM Sunday morning. Left Wichita, KS at 4PM and drove straight through.

  • Caroline, a lady waiting beside us mentioned the restaurant had been on that show, plus I saw an advertisement for it on a wall. Sounds like a fun show.

    Figures that you’re back in Austin on the day I’m driving right through! I’ll wave!

    Wichita to Austin in one day? Wonder if I’ll manage to do Dallas to Wichita in day in the rig…

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