Here are five restaurants coming soon to the Central Austin area


The list includes a Cajun restaurant on Manor Road from the owner of Patrizi’s and new ice cream and gelato spots coming to South Congress Avenue.

Vic and Al’s

Vic and Al’s, a Cajun restaurant from Nic Patrizi, owner of the Italian food truck Patrizi’s, will open at 2406 Manor Road, Austin, in the space previously occupied by Unit D Pizzeria. No opening date has been announced. It previously operated as a food truck at Scoot Inn in 2016.

Poke Austin

Poke Austin will open a second location at the Plaza Saltillo development this January, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page. An address has not yet been announced. The local business’s first location is in Sunset Valley and offers a build-your-own poke bowl menu. 512-891-8368.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (via Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will open a location at 1208 S. Congress Ave., Austin, in the space previously occupied by The Turquoise Door II, this winter. Jeni Britton Bauer founded the business in Columbus, Ohio, in 2002, and has since opened scoop shops in more than 10 cities around the country.

Gelato Paradiso

Gelato Paradiso, which has four locations in Southern California, will open its first Texas location by late November at 1400 S. Congress Ave., Ste. B160, Austin, in the space previously occupied by Francisco’s Salon.

Zero Degrees

Zero Degrees, a California-based Asian-Hispanic fusion cafe, will open a new location at 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A4, Austin. An opening date has not yet been announced.

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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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