Now open in downtown Austin and The Drag: Moody's Kitchen + Bar, three new coffee shops and more

Moody's Kitchen + Bar is now open along The Drag in Austin. (Courtesy Cassandra Klepac Photography)
Moody's Kitchen + Bar is now open along The Drag in Austin. (Courtesy Cassandra Klepac Photography)

Moody's Kitchen + Bar is now open along The Drag in Austin. (Courtesy Cassandra Klepac Photography)

See which coffee shops, restaurants and bars recently opened in the downtown and West Campus areas of Austin.

1. Civil Goat Coffee Co. opened a new location at 3423 Guadalupe St., Austin, on Oct. 19. Founder Chris O'Brien opened the shop's first location on Cuernavaca Drive—in between Westlake and Bee Cave—four years ago and said he was looking to expand. The new location will add beer and wine to the coffee and food options offered at the original.

2. Bikkle Jamaican Restaurant opened Oct. 1 for takeout orders at 3023 Guadalupe St., Austin, in the space that formerly housed Changos Taqueria. The menu includes Jamaican staples, such as jerk chicken; curry chicken, goat or shrimp; and stewed oxtail. 512-400-6033.

3. Moody's Kitchen + Bar is open as of Oct. 14 on The Drag at 2530 Guadalupe St., Austin. Owner Mahmud "Moody" Ugur previously operated MezzeMe Turkish Kitchen out of the location but said in a press release that he lost most of his student customer base when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The new casual spot will serve burgers, pizzas, wings, cocktails and local beers on tap with happy hour specials Monday-Friday and on Saturday during University of Texas football games. 512-213-0451.

4. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea opened its first Austin location just west of the Texas Capitol grounds at 316 W. 12th St., Austin. The nationwide chain of coffee shops first opened in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1993 and has since expanded to 13 states, including nine locations in Texas. 737-717-3103.

5. Codependent Coffee + Cocktails opened Sept. 24 on the ground floor of The Independent condo building at 301 West Ave., Ste. 110, Austin. The coffee bar by day and cocktail bar by night comes from Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors, the real estate sales and design firm that purchased all the ground-floor retail space in The Independent in 2019. Urbanspace also has a showroom at the same location. 512-206-8900.
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


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