Nestled on Coulter Street and 34th Avenue in Black Forest Bakery’s former location, Girasol Cafe & Bakery offers a sunny retreat from busy southwest Amarillo. You can expect more than standard lunch fare at this light-filled, pleasant cafe.
Owner Jessica Higgins gets genuinely excited when she talks about her menu creations at the city’s newest artisan bakery. Higgins’ creativity is most evident in her flavorful, distinctive salads. Crunch your way through options like sweet potato kale salad with maple honey vinaigrette (shown above), The Square Root, which pairs red and gold beets, carrots, jicama, and roasted garlic chicken, topped with chile orange vinaigrette, or The Nancy, a sweet and savory medley of mangos, apples, sweet potatoes, avocado and radishes.
Hot entrees, quiche, kolaches, bierox and sandwiches round out the menu. You’ll find a rotating array of daily specials that is one part sinfully decadent comfort food, one part locally sourced and healthy. Feast on from-scratch items like meatloaf, New Mexico-style green chile chicken enchiladas, street tacos, ribs, or a turkey avocado sandwich (shown above) on multi-grain bread, baked fresh in-house and available by the loaf. Settle your craving for sweets with a handmade mini pie, tarts, brownies, bread pudding, or cookies.
Open Monday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday for brunch, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Born and raised in Amarillo, Michele has been with AGN Media for eight years. After spending years in freelance sales and as a makeup artist, she enjoys channeling her creative energy into Amarillo Magazine and a variety of other projects published by AGN Media.