The other day we decided to attend a board games Meetup in North Austin at the Silver Grill Cafe. Our goal was a geek-happy afternoon playing games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. But what we found in the process was a great little cafe with low prices and delicious home-style food (including my new favorite, Migas!)
We got to chat with one of the restaurant’s two owners, Rehan Awan, while we ate. He told us the restaurant had been open for about 2 years, and that he had been involved in the restaurant industry for years. Their goal at Silver Grill, he said, was to make sure guests got food they loved in a place they were happy to be. He succeeded on both counts with us. From the large servings of fresh food to the all-you-want salsa and jalapeno bar (Yeah! A place that doesn’t charge extra for jalapenos!), we feasted until game time.
Mr. Awan said that several Meetup groups have chosen his place for their events. The large open floor plan and affordable food certainly made it seem like a natural to me. We had about 20-30 game players eating and playing board games in the restaurant, and it never felt crowded or noisy.
The restaurant also has a patio for al fresco dining and a large play set for younger diners to run off energy until the food is ready.