There’s an unassuming trailer in a nondescript parking lot in a oft-forgotten part of town. In that no man’s land on Burnet Road, north of 2222 and south of Anderson, one trailer is making noise by offering an uncommon combination of tasty fare. The Hot Rod Coffee Trailer specializes in coffee to get you going in the morning, and then naturally shifts gears to serve up fancy-sounding hot dogs. Why? Well, why not. And to round things out, the trailer is all about motorcycles and muscle cars. Coffee, hot dogs, horsepower. I’m in.
I’ve been fortunate enough to start my day with HRCT’s coffee many times. Each and every time I’m greeted with a “Hey Mike” from the owner, Ken. He’s a
former biker and as it turns out, one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. He truly cares about making sure you get the best cup of coffee he can make. And he makes it well. Really well. To go with it you can grab a pastry delivered fresh daily from Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery.
Recently they’ve begun offering made-to-order breakfast sandwiches. Have it made your way. My way? English muffin with egg, ham, pepperjack cheese, and maple syrup. Sound good? Sounds great. It made me forget everything I knew about breakfast sandwiches, which is probably more than I’d like to admit. If you’re skeptical of my creation, there are countless other combinations you can piece together more to your liking.
Although the Hot Rod Coffee Trailer’s location may at first seem a bit off the beaten path, don’t worry about them. The morning commute and a healthy set of regulars keeps this trailer firing on all cylinders. But just to be safe, maybe you should get over there and try it out for yourself. I haven’t had a chance to taste one of their Nathan’s hot dogs yet, but if the online feedback is even half true, it’s sure to be a mighty fine lunch.
Check ’em out on Facebook and, of course, in person.
UPDATE: Here’s a little note direct from the owner of the trailer that I think is important to mention. It speaks directly to how much he cares about making you the best cup of coffee possible. Basically it means you have nothing to lose.
If you anyone tastes a coffee, espresso drink and doesn’t love it 100% we’ll either adjust it or make them something else. This is our 100% Policy. It eliminates the risk of trying new stuff. Our recipes is second to our customers pallet. Stay caffeinated!