6 restaurants coming soon to Central Austin

Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar will open in the forthcoming Plaza Saltillo development this summer.

Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar will open in the forthcoming Plaza Saltillo development this summer.

As always, 2019 looks to bring a new crop of restaurants and bars to Central Austin. Here are six announced openings to keep an eye on in the coming months.





Wholy Bagel

South Austin spot Wholy Bagel will open a second location at 3637 Far West Blvd., Austin, in late January. The shop is owned by Richard Spiegel and uses a bagel recipe that is more than 100 years old. 512-899-0200. www.wholybagelatx.com






District North

A new restaurant from Amir and Ali Hajimaleki, the brothers behind Circle C restaurant District Kitchen + Cocktails, will open at 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, this spring. The second location, called District North, will expand the offerings from the original restaurant and will serve lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch. www.districtaustin.com






Epicerie at the Contemporary

A new cafe from the chef and owner of Rosedale restaurant Epicerie will open at The Contemporary Austin's Laguna Gloria campus at 3809 W. 35th St., Austin, in spring 2019. The cafe is part of the art museum's Laguna Gloria master plan and will serve a menu that includes sandwiches, salads, soups, baked goods, coffee, beer and wine. 512-458-8191. www.thecontemporaryaustin.com







Intelligentsia Coffee

Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee will open its first Texas location at 208 Nueces St., Austin, on the ground level of forthcoming luxury office building Third + Shoal in late spring. The company operates a training lab, which offers coffee education and classes, out of Revival Cycles in East Austin. www.intelligentsiacoffee.com






Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar

A Southeast Asian restaurant based in San Antonio, Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar will open a new location at the forthcoming mixed-use development Plaza Saltillo, an 11-acre site located along Comal Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, in summer 2019. 210-971-7774. www.pinchboilhouse.com






Lou's Bodega

McGuire Moorman Hospitality will open Lou's Bodega, an all-day counter-service bar and restaurant, at 1900 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin. An opening date has not yet been announced. The hospitality group recently opened Joann's Fine Foods at Austin Motel and Pool Burger on Lake Austin Boulevard. 512-660-5171. www.lousbodega.com