12651 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7823029.563172 -98.585606
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Huntington Place
intimate affordable dining – I have been to the "Cool Cafe" a few times, its of the few decent privately owned spots amongst the many big box slop houses thronging 10 and dezavala and a nice place to take my wife for a quiet dinner. The dining room is warm, intimate and clean, and the prices are very reasonable. They have the hummus down and the other appetizers i've had were generally very good as well. I hardly order entrees here any more because they are always disappointingly under seasoned as are the wonderfully creamy roasted potatoes that accompany them. I've tried them for breakfast as well and was disappointed with a thin omelet resembling a crepe filled with, again, under seasoned veggies, coffee that tasted like it had sat on the warmer until it was bitterly burnt, and a side of salsa straight a jar, a veritable crime in this city. Really great potential here, execution could be better.
Good food, experience, and atmosphere! – This place has a great atmosphere, great food that's a good change from all the Usual Mexican food ALL over this city. Its a fun place to go and the owners are great people!
b u g s, and hair – So I walked into the Vance Jackson location, hearing a middle-eastern (who i later learn is one of the owners) speaking loudly to other employees about "Persian" "a$$, t!ts, and pu$$y"... I met a few friends there and not only was there HAIR IN THE FOOD, and R 0 A C H E S on the wall - ONE CLIMBED INTO MY SALAD! - After speaking to the owner, he simply said that was not enough to get any comps....
BEWARE - do NOT EAT THERE UNLESS YOU LIKE R 0 A C H E S, HAIR, AND HEARING ABOUT ABSURD THINGS SUCH AS "PERSIANS"
Furthermore, history/geographical lesson for all those who don't know yet, look at the globe, or any map, atlas, or anything for that matter... e-mail me when you find "Persia" on the map. Give you a hint: It's IRAN
Peace & Love, ROCK IT CHEER
Peace out cub scouts.
Awesome crepe experience – This was the first visit to Cool Cafe which had been recommended by a friend living in San Antonio. The cafe was easy to find. Kristian was our server for the dining experience. Kristian was extremely friendly, professional and helpful in her suggestions and/or taking of the order. Would highly recommend asking for Kristian as one's server if dining at Cool Cafe as she had just the right amount of interaction and friendliness with the diner to not be imposing but also not ignoring as well. Additionally, one could tell she was enthused about her job as she was willing to explain the different crepes and make suggestions. Just wanted dessert crepes for the occasion. The selection is very nice to choose from. The selected crepes were simply outstanding and well worth seeking out the place. Had the Chef's special which was very nicely prepared and presented on the plate. The crepe arrived at the proper temperature and almost addicting to the taste buds. Also had the pink passion smoothie, as the recommendation of Kristian, and the smoothie selection was excellent. The atmosphere of the cafe was light hearted friendly, but quiet for conversations, enough privacy that one did not feel as if everyone around them might be listening in on the conversation. The decor was simple and straight forward but nice. I would highly recommend seeking out the Cool Cafe for both savory and/or dessert crepes. The service was quick but not rushed. The pricing was extremely reasonable. Do not think about sharing because after one bite one is going to be thinking about asking maybe for another crepe as they are very good.
Great food, great service, YUM – I've been to the Cool Cafe twice, and I loved it each time! Honestly the food was excellent and the other 5 people that I went with were very satisfied as well. The atmosphere is very layed back and there are so many different foods to chose from on the menu, including a bunch of veggie options. I would highly recommend you check this place out and don't just take my or another persons word for it!!
Great hookah! Inconsistent food... – If you're visiting this place to lounge around and smoke hookah with some friends, I definitely recommend this place. There is outdoor seating so one doesn't get enveloped by hookah smoke. It's better than shishas in that there is no techno music blaring loud from the speaker and the place is overall well lit. However, on the occasions that I've dined in, the service and food weren't too impressive. One, the inside restaurant is never crowded but it still takes the waitstaff really long periods of time to get things done. The food is inconsistent. I ordered these mediterranean dumplings on two different occasions and they tasted completely different, one being incredibly dry and unappetizing. The reason for this according to our server was that the cook working in the back wasn't as good as the other cook who was off that night. DO NOT get anything with capers, as they completely overpower the meal and the spinach mushroom crepe definitely won't do anything for your tastebuds. The potatoes are good, as is the mint tea, which I recommend with honey. Overall, a pretty decent place.
Food is not good – Food was not good at all. Slow service but friendly staff.
Dont Waste your time or your Money!! – I went to the dezavala location with 4 friends the food was not that great and definitly overpriced. Our waiter showed up to us simply to take our order and it took longer than 30 min to get our food, he never checked in with us or even refilled our drinks. At the end of our meal we got our bill with an added gratuity of 18%. I spoke with a guy that claimed he was the manager and was very rude. I asked if gratuity was added because he thought we had 6 people because every resturant I've been to its 6 or more. And mentioned that it wasn't on the menu. He said it was because we had five people and its managers discretion if they want to add grat. I thought that this was ridiculous. Throughout all this trouble he finnally gave me the owners phone number. I left a message and the owner never replied back. A definite sign of bad business practices and low class service. This happened a number of months ago and havent gone back since. I recommend that you pick another place to eat. Or you can try it for yourself and see how bad this place is.
Stick with the appetizers! – This was my second visit fo this restaurant. My recommendation: if you are going there for dinner, stick with the appetizers,and drinks, which are delicious! I made the mistake ordering off the dinner menu We ordered a kebab, a rice dish and a sandwich, The kebab was good, but the rice was mushy and tasteless. We also ordered a rice main dish - also mushy without much taste.
Great food and atmosphere – Great place to go and and a good peaceful meal. Always meet new and interesting people. The workers and ownership are very pleasent people to be around, and the prices are very reasonable.
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