Company Cafe’s menu is chock full of homey dishes prepared in better-for-you ways; for example, sweet potatoes and chicken are fried in olive oil. Ingredients are fresh and local — Oak Cliff coffee, Texas cheddar, East Texas sweet potatoes, Austin-made granola, Kuby’s sausage — and beef and buffalo are grass-fed. In addition to many of the baked goods, chicken-fried steak, bagels and waffles are gluten-free. Not to worry, though. Flavor and texture have not been compromised. A bowl of sweet potato fries comes topped with jalapeño rings, bits of bacon, a sprinkling of Texas cheddar and chives. We appreciate the juxtaposition of heat, sweet and salt, as well as the restrained portion of cheese. (Sorry, Snuffer’s.) Jalapeños lurk inside chicken and waffles, revealing themselves on second bite. Though the waffles lack a certain crispness, they sate our desire for a some starchy goodness, especially when doctored with a little butter and maple syrup. Fried chicken, however, properly crunchy and seasoned heartily with pepper, rocks the plate.