98 restaurants that opened in 2019 in Central Austin

The Meteor opened in South Central Austin in October. (Courtesy the Meteor)
The Meteor opened in South Central Austin in October. (Courtesy the Meteor)

The Meteor opened in South Central Austin in October. (Courtesy the Meteor)

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Spread & Co. opened at 1601 W. 38th St. on Oct. 22. (Courtesy Spread & Co.)
In 2019, Community Impact Newspaper reported on 98 restaurants opening in the Central Austin area. With so much changing so quickly in the local dining scene, we rounded up all the locations we reported opening within the last calendar year. Do you know of a new place coming to your neighborhood? Get in touch with us at ctanews@communityimpact.com.

Note: Some new restaurants may not be included if Community Impact Newspaper staff could not verify menu prices and additional information.

Average entrees

$: Up to $9.99

$$: $10-$19.99


$$$: $20 or more

B: Breakfast/brunch

H: Happy hour

K: Kids menu

North Central Austin

American

1. Cluck-n-Burger


5111 Airport Blvd.

512-520-8012

www.cnbatx.com

$S B K

2. District Kitchen + Cocktails

7858 Shoal Creek Blvd., Ste. B

512-284-7837

www.districtaustin.com

$$ B H K

3. Flying Pig Provision Company

1010 W. 56th St., Ste. 200

512-910-7117

www.homeofthepig.com

$$ B

4. Happy Chicks

6425 Burnet Road

512-467-4209

www.happychicks.com

$ H K

5. Jason’s Deli

2438 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. D5

512-419-9128

www.jasonsdeli.com

$ B K

6. Revelry on the Boulevard

6215 N. Lamar Blvd.

512-861-5685

www.revelryboulevard.com

$$ B H

7. Rosedale Kitchen & Bar

3800 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 170

512-729-0052

www.rosedalekb.com

$$ B H K

8. The Westwood Gastropub

5308 Balcones Drive

512-551-3494

www.thewestwoodtx.com

$$ H K Asian

9. China Family

6801 Airport Blvd.

512-520-4171

www.chinafamilytx.com

$$

10. Rice Ball Co.

6929 Airport Blvd.

512-433-6872

https://rice-ball-co.business.site

$

Bars

11. Long Play Lounge


704 W. St. Johns Ave.

www.thelongplaylounge.com

$ H

Cafes

12. Austin Kolache & Koffee Shop

7113 Burnet Road, Ste. 112

512-551-3115

www.austinkolache.com

$ B

13. Merit Coffee

4615 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 303A

737-212-0429

www.meritcoffee.com

$ B

Italian

14. Austin’s Pizza

5425 Burnet Road

512-982-6031

www.austinspizza.com

$$

15. Uncle Nicky’s

4222 Duval St.

512-222-8369

www.unclenickys.com

$ B H

Middle Eastern

16. Shishman Grill

7020 Easy Wind Drive, Ste. 150

512-243-5289

www.shishmangrill.com

$ K

Specialty

17. Spread & Co.

1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 1

512-814-2002

www.spreadandco.com

$ B H

18. Violet Crown Clubhouse

7110 Woodrow Ave.

512-565-0445

www.violetcrownclubhouse.com

$

19. Wholy Bagel

3637 Far West Blvd.

512-992-0003

www.wholybagelatx.com

$ B

Tex-Mex

20. Vamonos

4807 Airport Blvd.

512-474-2029

www.vamonos-texmex.com

$$ H K

Downtown, West Campus and South Central Austin

1. Hestia


607 W. Third St., Ste. 105

512-333-0737

www.hestiaaustin.com

$$$

2. Oak Sports Bar & Grill

3715 S. First St.

512-580-1190

www.facebook.com/oaksportsbar

$ H B

Asian

3. Bao’d Up


2222 Rio Grande St., Ste. 190

512-505-8080

www.baodup.com

$ H

4. Left Wing

2416 Guadalupe St.

512-798-3675

www.leftwingbar.com

$$ H

5. Sushi Junai Omakase

315 Congress Ave., Ste. 100

512-401-3822

www.sunconsulting.us

$$$

Bars/Breweries

6. Augustine Cocktail Lounge


86 Rainey St.

512-382-1254

https://augustineaustin.com

$$ H

7. Central District Brewing

417 Red River St.

512-993-4511

www.centraldistrictbrewing.com

$

8. The Coconut Club

310 Colorado St., Ste. B

512-900-6577

www.instagram.com/coconutclub.austin

$

9. Ellis: Fareground

111 Congress Ave., Bldg. 2

www.ellisofaustin.com

$ H

10. J. Stephens

214 E. Sixth St.

www.facebook.com/jstephensatx

$$

11. Kalimotxo

607 W. Third St., Ste. 105

512-333-0737

www.kalimotxoatx.com

$ H

12. Little Brother

89 Rainey St.

www.littlebrotherbar.com

$ H B

13. The Lost Lei

117 W. Fourth St., Ste. 101A

512-402-5518

www.lostleiaustin.com

$ H B

14. Nomadic Beerworks

3804 Woodbury Drive, Ste. A

512-587-9669

www.nomadicbeerworks.com

$

15. Punch Bowl Social

522 Congress Ave.

512-549-8937

www.punchbowlsocial.com

$$ H B K

16. The Stagger Lee

87 Rainey St.

512-220-9007

www.thestaggerlee.com

$ H

17. Valhalla Esports Lounge

710 W. Sixth St., Ste. B

www.valhallalounge.com

$-$$

18. Velouria

3801 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 116

512-898-9096

www.velouria.bar

$$ H

Cafés

19. Épicerie at The Contemporary

3809 W. 35th St., Ste. A

512-420-9441

www.epicerieaustin.com

$$ B K

20. Intelligentsia Coffee

607 W. Third St., Ste. 0110

www.intelligentsiacoffee.com

$ B

21. Merit Coffee

1105 S. Lamar Blvd.

512-906-0010

www.meritcoffee.com

$ B

22. The Meteor

2110 S. Congress Ave.

512-351-9541

www.espressochampagnechainlube.com

$$ H B K

23. Patika Luncheonette

100 Congress Ave., Ste. 125

www.patikacoffee.com

$ B

24. Plaza Colombian Coffee

3842 S. Congress Ave.

512-825-0738

www.plazacolombiancoffee.com

$$ H B K

25. Southbites Coffee Bar

1400 Lavaca St., Ste. 130

512-640-5416

www.southbitesatx.com

$ B

26. Swedish Hill

1120 W. Sixth St.

512-472-1347

www.swedishhillaustin.com

$$ H B

Cuban

27. Cuba512


906 Congress Ave.

512-373-3333

www.cuba512.com

$$ H

Fusion

28. Bar Peached


1315 W. Sixth St.

512-992-0666

www.barpeached.com

$$ B H

29. Chi’lantro

303 Colorado St.

512-580-4459

www.chilantrobbq.com

$ B K

Italian / Mediterranean

30. Brooklyn Pizzeria and Bar


2026 S. Lamar Blvd.

512-358-4663

www.brooklynpie.com

$$ H

31. Devil May Care

500 W. Sixth St.

512-767-6052

www.devilmaycareatx.com

$$-$$$ H

32. Italic: Fareground

111 Congress Ave.

512-660-5390

www.italicaustin.com

$$$ H

33. MezzeMe Turkish Kitchen

2530 Guadalupe St.

512-213-0451

www.mezzeme.com

$ K

34. The Peacock: Austin Proper Hotel

600 W. Second St.

512-628-1410

www.thepeacockaustin.com

$$$ B K

35. Roppolo’s Pizzeria

2604 Guadalupe St.

512-265-2121

www.roppolos.com

$ H

36. TLV: Fareground

111 Congress Ave.

512-608-4041

www.tlv-austin.com

$$ B

Mexican / Tex-Mex

37. Chispas

214 W. Fourth St.

512-551-2554

www.chispasaustin.com

$ H B

38. Comedor

501 Colorado St.

512-499-0977

www.comedortx.com

$$$ H B

39. Tacodeli

301 Congress Ave.

512-601-6631

www.tacodeli.com

$ B K

40. Vaquero Taquero

104 E. 31st St.

512-383-5582

www.vaquerotaquero.com

$ B

Seafood

41. Louisiana Crab Shack


3208 Guadalupe St.

512-614-4158

www.louisianacrabshackaustin.com

$$ H K

42. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

1101 S. MoPac Expressway

737-484-0095

www.salttraderscc.com

$$ H K

Specialty

43. Frozen Rolls Creamery

704 N. Lamar Blvd.

512-551-3764

www.facebook.com/frozenrollscreamery

$

44. Gelato Paradiso

1400 S. Congress Ave.

512-580-0094

www.gelatoparadiso.com

$

45. Insomnia Cookies

2323 San Antonio St.

737-204-1983

www.insomniacookies.com

$

46. JuiceLand

607 W. Third St., Ste. 115

512-356-9348

www.juiceland.com

$ B K

47. Nekter Juice Bar

222 West Ave., Ste. HR110

512-502-5086

www.nekterjuicebar.com

$ B K

48. The Soup Peddler

205 W. Third St.

512-444-7687

www.souppeddler.com

$ B

49. Tropical Dreams Hawaiian Ice Cream

2001 Guadalupe St.

888-888-8031

www.tropicaldreamsicecream.com

$ K

East Austin



American

1. Fowler’s Smokin Soul Food


5811 Manor Road

512-300-0226 | www.fowlerssmokinsoulfood.business.site

$$ B H K

2. The Front Page

1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Ste. F

512-712-4005 | www.thefrontpage.pub

$ B H

3. Halal Wings

1200 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Ste. 340

737-300-1000 | www.halalwing.com

$$ H K

4. Lou’s

1900 E. Cesar Chavez St.

512-660-5171 | www.lousaustin.com

$ B H

5. Sixth and Waller: East Austin Hotel

1108 E. Sixth St.

737-205-8916 | www.eastaustinhotel.com

$$ B H K

6. Snooze

1109 E. Fifth St.

512-886-1550 | www.snoozeeatery.com

$$ B

7. Troublemaker Drinks & Records

1209 E. Seventh St.

512-524-1448 | www.troublemakeraustin.com

$ B H

Asian

8. 1618 Asian Fusion

1618 E. Riverside Drive

512-462-9999 | www.1618asianfusion.com

$$ K

9. Kyoten Sushiko

4600 Mueller Blvd., Ste. 1035

512-666-1287 | www.kyotensushiko.com

$$$

10. Oseyo

1628 E. Cesar Chavez St.

512-368-5700 | www.oseyoaustin.com

$$ K

11. Sweet Chive

2515 E. Cesar Chavez St.

512-394-5557 | www.sweet-chive.com

$$

12. Uroko

1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Ste. C

512-520-4004 | www.urokoaustin.com

$$-$$$

13. Woko Loco

1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Ste. 1280

512-291-3737 | www.wokoloco.com

$ K

Bars/Breweries

14. Batch Brewery

3218 Manor Road

512-401-3025 | www.batchatx.com

$ H B

15. Central Machine Works Beer Hall

4824 E. Cesar Chavez St.

512-220-2340 | www.cmwbrewery.com

$$ K

16. Gin Bar; Arrive Hotel

1813 E. Sixth St.

512-399-1927 | www.arrivehotels.com

$$

17. Lefty’s Brick Bar: Arrive Hotel

1813 E. Sixth St.

512-399-1927 | www.arrivehotels.com

$$ H

18. Moontower Cider Co.

1916 Tillery St.

www.moontowercider.com

$

19. Pool Bar: East Austin Hotel

1108 E. Sixth St.

737-205-8917 | www.eastaustinhotel.com $ H

20. The Upside: East Austin Hotel

1108 E. Sixth St.

737-205-8915 | www.eastaustinhotel.com $ H

Cafés

21. Caffe Medici Roasting Shop

1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Ste. A

www.caffemedici.com

$

22. Cartel Coffee Lab: Arrive Hotel

1813 E. Sixth St.

512-399-1927 | www.arrivehotels.com

$ B

Fusion

23. Vixen’s Wedding: Arrive Hotel

1813 E. Sixth St.

512-399-1927 | www.arrivehotels.com

$$$ H

Mexican/Tex-Mex

24. Nixta Taqueria


2512 E. 12th St.

512-551-3855 | www.nixtataqueria.com

$$ B K H

Specialty

25. JuiceLand


1109 E. Fifth St., Ste. 110

512-579-0521 | www.juiceland.com

$ B K

26. Julie Myrtille Bakery

1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1

512-983-2641 | www.juliemyrtille.us

$ B

27. OMG Squee

4607 Bolm Road

512-435-9113 | www.facebook.com/squeeclub

28. Rebel Cheese

2200 Aldrich St., Ste. 120

512-382-0048 | www.rebelcheese.com

$$ B

29. Vida Pura Juicery

2610 Manor Road

512-220-1057 | www.vidapurajuicery.com

$ B K
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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