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best lemon bars?

budgethound Jul 12, 2009 02:50 PM

Recently had an excellent lemon square at Coffee-A-Deli on Lamar, about a half mile north of Braker. It's in the same center as Ross' Old Austin Cafe. They also had lime squares which had more of tart crust, with almonds.

  1. d
    danny_w Jul 14, 2009 09:38 AM

    Best lemon bars? The ones my wife makes.

    1. b
      budgethound Jul 13, 2009 06:03 PM

      They're closed on Mondays for now.

      1. bubbleboy79 Jul 12, 2009 10:52 PM

        Love the lemon bars at WF when they have them-- nice and sour-sweet, though sometimes with an overkill on the powdered sugar. Sweetish Hill's are interesting; they seem to vary almost daily in terms of tartness, but they can approach greatness. Walton's are more egg than lemon, but probably the cheapest of the lot. When I'm next in north Austin, I'll have to give Cafe-A-Deli a try.

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        1. re: bubbleboy79
          bubbleboy79 Jul 13, 2009 09:51 AM

          Coffe-A-Deli, my mistake. Regardless, thanks for the heads up.

          1. re: bubbleboy79
            budgethound Jul 16, 2009 06:30 PM

            Two corrections/updates:
            (1) The lime squares have a pecan crust.
            (2) Coffee-A-Deli will be closed on Sundays instead of Mondays.
            I almost called it "Cafe-A-Deli", too. Maybe we should tell them to change the name!

            I remember getting nice lemon bars from Sweetish Hill.

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