Nearly a full year after Turnstile Coffee, Beer and Spirits temporarily closed one day after it opened due to the coronavirus pandemic, the North Austin watering hole has announced it is expanding its operation.

The cafe is taking over the building next door to its location at 10025 Burnet Road, Austin, and will turn the former Gringa’s Tacos space into a full kitchen to serve customers, Turnstile owner Mark Harris told Community Impact Newspaper in an email.

The expansion into the kitchen next door will add 1,200 square feet of outdoor dining spread across six tables. Harris said dine-in tables will not be added to the building, but customers can use the new building’s drive-thru and walk-up windows. Dine-in services will continue to be offered in Turnstile’s original bar next door.

Turnstile’s new kitchen will serve breakfast sandwiches made with high-quality ingredients such as goat cheese and arugula, Harris said. Incoming chef Chris Howard will further bolster Turnstile’s menu with gourmet burgers, vegetarian dishes, salads and bar snacks.

Harris said he expects renovations on the new building will finish in about two weeks. Both of the buildings will operate under the Turnstile name.

Turnstile Coffee, Beer and Spirits

10025 Burnet Road, Austin

512-373-3273 |