From miniature golf to loaded hot dogs, here's the latest on seven East Austin businesses.

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Cafe Corazon

The cafe’s menu features over a dozen specialty drinks, including pistachio lavender, honey cinnamon, Nutella and PB&J lattes. They also offer cookies that pair with the special latte flavors, such as the pistachio lavender white chocolate chip cookie and Nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookie. All Cafe Corazon items are made using natural ingredients, and vegan and gluten free options are available.Barber Ties Barber Studio

Owner Josue Ballejo opened the Mueller barber shop in late 2023. Barber Ties offers services for men, including haircuts, hair designs and nose waxing, along with trims for eyebrows, beards and mustaches.Filthy Dogs

Owner Sophia Cruz offers Mexican-style hot dogs loaded with Cheetos, cotija cheese, pineapple, grilled onions, bacon and other toppings. The food truck opened outside Revival Coffee shop.
  • Opened Feb. 7
  • 1405 E Seventh St., Austin
  • Instagram: filthydogs
Coming Soon

Bark House Social

Founders and power couple Sandra Tanaka and Christian Vargas moved to Austin to start the 1-acre, private off-leash dog park. A range of membership options will be available, in addition to a bar and cafe, Tanaka said.
  • Opens late summer
  • 5022 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin
  • Instagram: barkhousesocial
Holey Moley

The Australian-based minigolf concept will open its first Texas location in Austin. The course offers nearly 30 uniquely themed holes. Other amenities include an outdoor stage area for live entertainment, a karaoke room, a restaurant and bar.Expansions


The natural hair salon more than doubled its number of chairs, added shampoo bowls and installed high-tech dryers. SC4Kids has two separate rooms: one with bright colors, games and popcorn for children ages 2-9, and a room with neutral colors and a spa-like atmosphere for children ages 10-18. The salon is owned by Austin local Hepsiba Barar.Closings

Lick It Up

Founder and chef Edgar Delfin closed the food truck’s Austin location to focus on his original spot in downtown El Paso. Lick it Up Austin served plant-based Mexican street including tacos, burritos, flautas and more.