We offer a delectable array of seasonal produce and local farm-fresh products to please every visiting palate. Our meals are served "Cook's Choice" each morning based on local flavors of the day.


Each recipe is distinctively created to incorporate Texas-based commodities and culture, as the history behind most popular Texas cuisine begins with the arrival of immigrants and their traditional foodways. We trust that the nourishment you receive here at Bryn Oaks will connect to you our remarkable history, the diversity of Texan cultures, and our beloved community.

"You get what you get and you don't pitch a fit!"   - Mothers Everywhere

As our loving mothers always reminded us, what’s served each morning at Bryn Oaks is “Cook’s Choice,” but below are some of the recipes we’re offering this season. If there’s something that you would just love to have served and you are booking more than a week out, leave a comment on your registration and we will try to accommodate your request!

Quiche – Our quiche offering includes a hearty breakfast meat and cheese option or a meatless alternative for practicing vegetarians.

Made-to-Order Omelets – Omelets are a popular go-to brunch option. Bryn Oaks offers farm fresh eggs, locally procured breakfast meats, local cheeses, fresh produce and fresh or locally produced salsas.

Jalapeño Cheese Grits – Cheesy grits are a tasty addition to any Texas-style brunch. This dish is certain to make any spice-loving guest kick up their heels.

Alcott-Era Buttery Biscuits – A lovely, light and fluffy buttermilk biscuit that is best served warm with fresh local honey and whipped butter.

South Texas Breakfast Tacos – A Lone Star staple, no breakfast would be complete without this Tex-Mex favorite. Farm fresh eggs, local sausage/chorizo, local cheese, fresh bell pepper, potatoes, and onions, fresh or locally produced salsas in homemade tortillas.

Lone Star Lox – For the gourmand visitor, this is a delicious twist on an old Jewish staple and modern foodie favorite. Cured or smoked salmon over a zesty cream cheese, topped with fresh avocado slices.

Holiday Harvest Biscuits – A savory award-winning biscuit that truly stands on its own made with fresh herbs, walnuts, Gruyere cheese, and dried cranberries. Best served warm with whipped butter.

Lemon Rosemary Muffins – Sweet and herbaceous, these muffins can be perfectly paired with a hot cup of tea.

Morning Glory Muffins – For someone who prefers their morning meal on the lighter side, these nutritious whole wheat muffins are packed with pineapple, carrots, tart apple, coconut, raisins, and Texas pecans.

German Puffed Pancakes with Seasonal Fruit Topping – A nod to the German settlers of Texas, this delightful pfannkuchen is served with a warm compote of fresh seasonal fruit and/or berries.

Gluten-free Muffins – A delicious gluten-free option will be offered for those with dietary restrictions.

Traditional Czech Kolaches – These popular breakfast pastries were brought to Central Texas and areas of the Midwest by Czech families in the late 19th century. This award-winning recipe was shared by a lovely woman from West, Texas, a town well-known for its Czech heritage.

Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Yogurt – A variety of local farm-fresh fruit with yogurt is offered depending on the season.

Cookies – Besides breakfasts treats, Bryn Oaks offers other treats including Homemade Oreos with Bryn Oaks logo, Hill Country Lavender Shortbread, High Tea Earl Grey Sugar Cookies, and Luscious Coconut-Lemon Layer Bars (vegan).

Missy Mae’s Best of Show Banana Bread – This stellar banana bread won best of show at the State Fair of Texas and in Missouri. Our nutritionist’s mother, Phyllis, developed this recipe over 10 years ago and it is still her most requested recipe. This treat is perfect for guests who like something a little sweet without having ‘dessert.’

*All meals are prepared seasonally and will vary based on availability. Not all items above are available at all times.



As a registered dietitian with a doctoral degree, Brenda enjoys being a food scientist. Brenda was accepted into the Army Medical Department's Long-term Health Education & Training program in 2012 and was recently appointed as the Command Dietitian for the US Army Training & Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Aside from her professional obligations, Dr. Bustillos has won numerous accolades in competitive cooking and baking contests. Developing the menu for Bryn Oaks has been a great honor and culinary pleasure for Brenda.

Cheers to all and bon appétit!

Brenda Bustillos nutritionist