High Note

Review by: Sara Griffith Dawson

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.

What To Eat

Superfood Oats & Berries

The Breakfast Skillet

Boozy Celery Juice with Tequila


High Note Recipes


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