If you’re in Austin, Texas, seeking creative health food made with locally sourced ingredients, I’ve got the place for you.
The exterior of High Note doesn’t exactly jump out as you drive past: it is tucked in a strip of other businesses and restaurants, and you almost have to know it is there to find it. On its floor-to-ceiling windows, the words “Start Your Day on a High Note” and “End Your Day on a High Note” are written in clean white print. There is a simple outdoor seating area, complete with colorful umbrellas to create shade, bright blue wire chairs, and plenty of lush plants that give privacy and a feeling of peace.
Inside, the space is incredibly colorful and and filled with natural light streaming in the windows. The sit-up bar boasts golden chairs, a bright blue tile back splash, and a plant-patterned ceiling with simplistic light fixtures. The main seating area has soft couches, contemporary artwork, and multi-colored lamps with wires artistically tangled around one another.
High Note serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything between. On this particular day, we arrived for breakfast, including the famous Healthy/Boozy Juice. Options among fresh-squeezed juices include Carrot, Celery, Kale, Beet, and Sweet Potato. Each bursts with flavor, and is a fantastic way to get nutrients and vitamins with your meal. However, you can add a little something extra to your juice for only a few bucks: a shot of liquor.
I ordered a combination of celery juice, ginger beer, and lime juice, made boozy by a shot of tequila. With a large hunk of celery plunged in the glass, it is a fun morning cocktail that I enjoyed to the last drop.
For breakfast, we ate Superfood Oats & Berries and a Breakfast Skillet. The former is served in a beautiful speckled bowl and is filled with creamy oatmeal, topped with half of a sliced banana, crunchy toasted nuts & seeds, sweet golden raisins, fresh seasonal fruit (mine had blueberries), a mint leaf, and my favorite part: a dollop of light cinnamon-whipped coconut cream. This dish left me feeling ready to take on the world.
The Breakfast Skillet is a take on classic breakfast food: a plateful of soft scrambled eggs, skillet-prepared kale, crisp home fries, slices of ripe avocado, and sauteed onions & peppers. Each element is cooked with care and patience you can taste in every bite. It is just right for customers looking for a healthy and filling start to their day.
In Austin, Texas, this definitely is the place to start (or end) the day on a high note.