If you’re around Austin, whether visiting or you live here, chances are you’ll want to take a jaunt out to the Hill Country for the gorgeous sunsets, to float the river and some serious R&R. I know I am always looking for an excuse to take a daytrip outside of town! If you stroll out to Wimberly, about a 45 minute drive from downtown Austin, you’ll find yourself nestled in the hills with some gorgeous restaurants and wineries. I had the chance to join a few of my friends for a mini road trip to check out Jobell Cafe & Bistro. The family run restaurant is serving up some of the freshest food in the Hill Country and sources from many local Austin vendors. It is the perfect place to try on your next trip!
Last week I went to Winflo with a few friends. The place was packed on a Thursday night but we had a reservation and were seated promptly.
As we sat down, the owner stopped by to chat with us. He was bustling around with an apron on and his enthusiasm for the restaurant was contagious. We sat inside, but the patio looked amazing. The lighted tree makes for a great atmosphere outside. The inside decor was classic and comfortable. The Italian dishes are familiar and portions are large.
My favorite was the Cozze en Bianco, mussels in white wine sauce. They had a little spice to them which I really enjoyed. The Artichoke Fritti were delicious, and the Calamari came with a citrus aioli that tickled the tastebuds.
I ordered the Cavatelli con Salsiccia. They had me at Gorgonzola cream. This is definitely big enough to share.
I didn’t try any of the pizzas but they looked divine and my friend recommends the Pesto di Pistacchio. We were too full for dessert.
I think this would be a great spot for happy hour on the patio on a nice evening.