The Guenther House: a great place to spend a lazy morning

16 11 2007

Well, I hate to give up one of San Antonio’s best kept secrets, but I am compelled to tell you about a place that I take my wife to for breakfast any time I can get a morning off. The Guenther House is located in the King William District, just south of downtown. It is the oldest historical district in Texas and is a fabulous place to go for a walk. The restaurant was the home of the Pioneer Flour Mill’s founder and was built in 1860 and is completely restored. It is one of the most serene places on the river, making a brunch on the patio a very relaxing experience. The restaurant and gift shop are open daily for breakfast and lunch, but it is the breakfast that has me coming back frequently.

On most mornings you will find a number of tourists as well as many local professionals taking in a slow morning with their colleagues. Be aware that on weekends and holidays, you can expect to wait as long as an hour if you arrive after about 9:30. Nevertheless, coffee is available while you wait and a stroll through the grounds makes things more enjoyable. Sitting inside is nice, but on a beautiful day you should sit outside. Heaters or misters make the temperature more comfortable and the birds always stop by looking for your crumbs. I’m a sucker for the same things here, so I’ll tell you what I am familiar with.

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