Whether you’re a local or a visitor to San Antonio, you’ll definitely notice the unique architecture in various neighborhoods. Walking through the Alta Vista area, anyone can easily spot the vibrant yellow brick house, known as Scratch Kitchen.
The house was once a family home but was remodeled to accommodate a full kitchen and table areas. The dining room screams vintage vibes. Decor such as old-school radios, antique paintings, and hand painted floral motifs fill the inside space. They’re constantly baking in the kitchen so you’ll have plenty of delicious smells floating your way.
Scratch Kitchen offers reasonably priced lunch options that range from salads, soups, sandwiches, and paninis. Lunch combos also include your choice of a miniature cupcake or cookie. They also offer weekend brunch with special menu items. And I can’t forget about the full bakery!
If you only order one thing, make it their signature chicken salad sandwich filled with chopped peppers and a slight Cajun twist. This sandwich has a hearty amount of veggies but doesn’t overpower the chicken to vegetable ratio. Every item has that homemade aesthetic to it with love baked into every bite.
The paninis are perfectly grilled with lots of mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. Their take on the Monte Cristo will have you feeling less guilt with grilled instead of fried bread. It still has plenty of powdered sugar to please the taste buds.
For those looking for something on the lighter side, they have lots of soups and salads. Believe me, you’ll want to save room for their dessert. The lemon bars are insanely good. I love how finely balanced they are with sweet and tart flavors. Imagine Beyonce’s Lemonade album was made into an edible dessert. Visit for a quick bite or satisfy your sweet tooth with their dessert choices. Scratch Kitchen is a judgment-free zone.
Scratch Kitchen (607 Russell Place, San Antonio, TX // 210.630.2220)