Apothecary: Austin's Neighborhood Wine Bar
Up for a little cheese with your wine? Or maybe a charcuterie plate instead? The Apothecary Café and Wine Bar is located on Burnet Road near 45th Street in Austin, Texas. It was started and is currently run by friends, and that friendly attitude permeates the entire place.
Apothecary prides itself on being warm and welcoming. It has the look and food of an upscale establishment while maintaining the feel of a cozy neighborhood hangout. It has a truly relaxed, elbows-on-the-table sort of vibe. It just feels like home.
How is the food? Chef Johnny Romo creates some of the best food you’ll find anywhere. The menus are seasonal and items change often. Their specials rotate weekly and brunch is offered on Sundays. Feeling thirsty? Their wine list is as extensive as you’d expect it to be. With a cast of more than 50 players, there is sure to be something there to please every palate. And if you just can’t settle on one, the knowledgeable staff is always there to make a suggestion.
Oh, and let’s not forget the cheese plate. Some the tastiest cheeses you’ll find anywhere are included on their menu, and many of them come from local cheese monger Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. So after you stop in, and you will, you can then head over to Antonelli’s to pick up some great cheese for your own wine cabinet at home!