Coming soon to Central Austin: Veracruz All Natural, Bennu Coffee and more

Veracruz All Natural

Veracruz All Natural

Keep an eye out for these new dining establishments coming to the Central Austin area, from the Veracruz All Natural brick-and-mortar spot on Webberville Road to Austin's third Bennu Coffee on its way near Austin Community College.

Bennu Coffee
Bennu Coffee is expanding to a third location near Austin Community College’s Highland campus as part of the mixed-use development FiveTwo, at 110 Jacob Fontaine Lane, Austin. It is scheduled to open by early 2020. Owners Steve and Stephanie Williams opened their fi rst Bennu location in East Austin in 2009.

Honest Mary's
Honest Mary’s, a fast-casual restaurant that serves grain bowls, will open a second location at 4800 Burnet Road, Austin, this fall. The local business opened its first location in North Austin in 2017. 512-953-8427.

Nekter Juice Bar
Nekter Juice Bar will open a second Austin location at 222 West Ave., Ste. HR110, Austin, in the Seaholm District. An opening date has not yet been announced. The Southern California-based company offers fresh juice and acai bowls; it opened a location on Far West Boulevard in North Austin last year.

The Meteor
The Meteor—a bike shop and cafe from Doug Zell, co-founder of Intelligentsia Coffee, and his business partner Chris St. Peters—will open this August at 2110 S. Congress Ave., Austin. Avid cyclists Zell and St. Peters opened the fi rst Meteor location in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2017.

Veracruz All Natural
Veracruz All Natural will open a new brick-and-mortar location on Webberville Road next to Fleet Coffee in 2020. The owners, sisters Reyna and Maritza Vazquez, opened their original location—a food truck at 1704 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin—10 years ago. There are now two brick-and-mortar locations in addition to three food trucks.



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