In case you missed it, Holy Roller opened last week, and we are beyond thrilled!
You’ll have to forgive us — we’re a little preoccupied with stuffing our faces with migas kolaches and imbibing in Jen Keyser’s fantastic libations, so we’re just now officially welcoming Callie Speer and her rock-star lady team to West 6th. The all-star team combines Speer’s brilliant pastry skills with her first public journey into savory offerings; pastry chef Britt Castro; award-winning beverage director Jen Keyser; and industry vet Sarah Bevil as general manager.
Holy Roller transforms the former Wahoo Fish Taco space (509 Rio Grande St.) into an elegant punk-esquian space with a “style reminiscent of a rock star’s high-end living room” (Claudia Alcaron, CultureMap). A mix of comfy couches for coffee and pastries or afternoon drinks, flea market finds, and traditional seating is the backdrop for iconic Austin relics like the Club de Ville crown and breakfast themed graffiti.
Noms wise, Holy Roller delivers a whimsical menu packed with flavor and texture. Good luck choosing between a variety of breakfast interpretations, sweet treats and inventive cocktails (and mocktails).
Hungry for breakfast all day? Holy Roller is the brinner lover’s paradise. Holy Roller has you covered with a variety of breakfast sandwiches, plates, salads, and desserts that are breakfast inspired. Try pancakes with fried chicken strips and Sriracha butter; massive kolaches stuffed with migas and queso; a Stiles Switch brisket biscuit; the grilled cheesus (buttered toast, gouda, mozzarella, cheddar, tomato jam, avocado); or, the Bombshell Burger (shaved ham, hash browns, American cheese, fried egg, house-made ketchup).
House specials are available during traditional brunch hours on the weekends. The “Sunday School” brunch menu features pastry and cocktail specials inspired by “seven deadly sins.”
Keyser once again delivers a brilliant (and seasonal) beverage selection with “drink all day” cocktails like the Lust for Life with Tito’s vodka with Ancho Verde liqueur, fresh lime, and Jarritos tamarind soda in a salted-rim glass and Topo-chico topped “shrub sodas” like peach-basil, grapefruit-habanero, and cherry-sorrel to cut the heat of summer.
Weekends bring spritzer and bloody mary pitchers (with a build your own garnish table) alongside plus their “Sunday School” menu featuring a ‘seven deadly sins’ themed pastry and cocktail selection. Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Even better, food goes late night, and the bar is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday with counter service started at 8 am (full menu available Monday thru Saturday.