KSAT Flavor Favs: Picnikins Patio Cafe

Roasted pobalano soup great way to stay warm during National Soup Month

SAN ANTONIO – January is National Soup Month, and what better time of the year than now to warm up with a bowl of soup.

Recently, we asked our viewers who had the best soup in town, and one place mentioned was Picnikins Patio Café.

The café opened in 1988 as a small take-out shop in the medical center, and six years ago, the family decided it was time to expand.

They now have two locations in San Antonio, one at 6901 Blanco Road and another at 5811 University Heights Boulevard.

“We serve lunch food during the day, so really fresh ingredients,” owner Geoff Bezuidenhout said. “Sandwiches, salads, soups, especially that poblano soup.”

It’s one of San Antonio’s favorite soups, the roast poblano soup. We can’t tell you the recipe, but after tasting the soup, you are instantly hit with great flavors.

“I’ve got to give credit. That’s my mom, straight up,” Bezuidenhout said. “She’s the one that created the soup.”

Bezuidenhout said that on average, both locations go through about 40 gallons of poblano soup a week.

Besides the soup, the menu is filled with other options, including a special dinner menu.

Picnikins Patio Café may have started out as a small place, but it has become a San Antonio staple.

“It shows that people care about us and care about the products that we serve and like it. That’s very impotant,” Bezuidenhout said.

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