Now open in South Austin: Tiny Grocer, Word of Mouth Bakery, new Google Fiber retail location and more

Google Fiber opened a new office on South Lamar Boulevard on March 15. (Courtesy Google Fiber)
Google Fiber opened a new office on South Lamar Boulevard on March 15. (Courtesy Google Fiber)

Google Fiber opened a new office on South Lamar Boulevard on March 15. (Courtesy Google Fiber)

Below, find the latest on businesses now open in South Central Austin.

1. Google Fiber moved its retail location from 201 Colorado St., Austin, to 701 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, on March 15. The new store is open for limited hours Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and customer occupancy limits are in place to ensure safety. The previous downtown location is closed to the public but remains an office space for Google Fiber's Austin team. 833-942-0059. www.fiber.google.com

2. Texas restaurant chain LA Crawfish opened this February at 500 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin. The restaurant’s menu includes seafood po'boys and baskets, oysters, chicken wings, pho, and noodle and rice dishes. This is the only LA Crawfish operating in Austin after a location on Anderson Lane closed. 512-520-5848. www.thelacrawfish.com

3. Noah Marion opened a new boutique Feb. 12 at 1606 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-981-6692. Specializing in “untreated, undyed, natural vegetable tanned leather,” the business started in owner Marion’s mother’s Barton Hills garage in 2006. The boutique offers wallets, belts, home goods, apothecary items and more. 512-981-6692. www.noahmarion.com

4. PhoMPH opened a new location Feb. 12 at 3715 S. First St., Austin. The restaurant specialized in Vietnamese pho and serves a range of Asian cuisines; menu items include Vietnamese subs, pad Thai, poke bowls and more. PhoMPH also has a North Austin location at 4616 Triangle Ave., Unit 203. 512-373-3309. www.phomphaustin.com


5. Tiny Grocer opened March 8 at 1718 S. Congress Ave., Austin, the space formerly occupied by Farm-to-Market. The store offers grocery staples including produce, wine, beer and coffee, as well as breakfast and lunch options at Tiny Grocer’s walk-up window and deli. 512-520-5379. www.tinygrocer.com

6. Word of Mouth Bakery opened its second location Feb. 12. Located at 1506 S. First St., Austin, at the former location of Seventh Flag Coffee, Word of Mouth offers a casual lunch menu with sandwiches, salads and soups in addition to baked goods. Currently, seating is outdoor-only. 737-443-8290. www.wordofmouthbakery.com
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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