Five new spots to eat and drink coming soon to Central Austin

Old Thousand will open at the former location of Noble Sandwich Co. in December. Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper
Old Thousand will open at the former location of Noble Sandwich Co. in December. Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper

Old Thousand will open at the former location of Noble Sandwich Co. in December. Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper

Spokesman Coffee will open a new location in the forthcoming Crux Climbing Center at 6015 Dillard Circle, Ste. B, Austin. The location will offer coffee, tea, beer, other drinks and grab-and-go food items in a 1,000-square foot space within the climbing center, set to open in early 2020. This is the second location for Spokesman Coffee in addition to the spot in South Austin on St. Elmo Road. 512-586-9657.

Chinese restaurant Old Thousand will open at 4805 Burnet Road, Austin, in December, in the former location of Noble Sandwich Co. This will be the second location for the restaurant helmed by executive chef Jeff Brown and sous chef Rhys Davis—in addition to the location on East 11th Street. 737-222-6637.

Devil May Care, an underground lounge with Mediterranean dishes, will open Nov. 29 at 500 W. Sixth St., Austin. It is owned by the restaurant group Nova Hospitality, which plans to open Japanese restaurant TenTen downtown later in 2019.

Punch Bowl Social, a Denver-based restaurant and entertainment chain, will open a location at 522 Congress Ave., Austin, on Dec. 14 in the space previously occupied by Brooks Brothers. Punch Bowl Social also has a location at the Domain

Julie Myrtille Bakery will open Dec. 4 in the Springdale General development at 1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Austin. This is the first brick-and-mortar location for Myrtille, a pastry chef who has operated at farmers markets around the city since moving from France in 2016. 512-983-2641.
By Jack Flagler

Jack is the editor for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. He graduated in 2011 from Boston University and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in January of 2018.


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