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Fearless Critic restaurant review
San Antonio
American, Baked goods, Vegefusion
Casual restaurant

Features Live music, outdoor dining, veg-friendly, Wi-Fi
Bar Beer, wine
Credit cards Visa, MC
Reservations Accepted


124 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
(210) 354-1559
Mon–Fri 8:00am–3:00pm

Uptown Central
6322 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX
(210) 822-2265
Mon–Fri 7:00am–9:00pm
Sat 7:00am–2:00pm
Sun 9:00am–2:00pm
Twin Sisters Bakery & Café
Healthy but not holier than thou

“Twin Sisters is comfort food the way it should be: healthy and delicious...those two adjectives can live together here,” raved one panelist, who went on to laud the chicken tortilla soup as “spectacular,” if occasionally a tad light on the chicken.

Serving healthy (by which we mean brown rice, the occasional tofu option) but not punitive or preachy fare since 1981, Twin Sisters is clearly doing something right; at the Alamo Heights location, lunch is as much a social occasion as it is a nutritional opportunity, and the comfortable, glassy setting appropriately seems almost an extension of somebody’s kitchen table. We tend to be happiest taking our tacos with at least a hint of grease, our salsas with more punch, but admit that there’s nothing inherently evil about whole wheat tortillas. The salads are among the best around, and the daily bean soup rarely fails to please.

A dissenting opinion: “My issue with Twins is that they make no effort to bring fresh energy to their menu. They seem to be on autopilot. Tattooed hipsters still wait tables at the 09 location [there’s also one downtown], but the clientele are mainly retirees who are there on doctors’ orders to eat ‘heart healthy’, popping beta blockers in between bites of the overly garlicky Caesar salad.”

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