Central Austin's newest dining spots include a Mexican restaurant from a San Antonio chef, a Colombian coffee and tapas cafe and a pizza place that serves a "gold truffle" pie.

Daphne's Mediterranean

This chain opened new locations in Austin after buying local business Noon Mediterranean. The Daphne's at 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, opened March 15. A West Campus location opened March 8 at 2530 Guadalupe St., and an East Riverside Drive location opened March 22. Its latest location opened April 12 at 1801 E. 51st St., Ste. C-300. 512-494-5874. www.daphnes.biz

The Long Play Lounge

This bar opened March 18 at 704 W. St. John's Ave., Austin, in the space previously occupied by Royal Jelly. Owned by Will Tanner of Hole in the Wall and Stay Gold, the lounge features craft cocktails and beers along with a food menu and an extensive vinyl library. www.thelongplaylounge.com

Left Wing

This fried chicken restaurant opened at the end of March at 2416 Guadalupe St., Austin, in the space previously occupied by a location of hot dog spot Frank. This is the first U.S. location for Left Wing, which operates locations in South Korea, according to its website. 512-798-3675. www.leftwingbar.com


This Tex-Mex restaurant from San Antonio chef Jason Dady opened Jan. 17 at 214 W. Fourth St., Austin. It is open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Dady's other restaurants include Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art and oyster spot Shuck Shack. 512-551-2554. www.chispasaustin.com

The Connection Pizza + Bar

This restaurant opened Feb. 22 at Lamar Union, 1100 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 2140, Austin, in the space previously occupied by Vox Table. Chef Jennifer Coffman of Barley Bean and Artista Rosso focuses on fresh ingredients and connections made over meals. 512-284-9867. www.theconnectionpizza.com

Plaza Colombian Coffee

This family-owned business opened March 20 at 3842 S. Congress Ave., Austin. It serves coffee, baked goods and tapas and has a drive-thru. 512-825-0738. www.plazacolombiancoffee.com