These five food and drink spots are now open in Central Austin


New offerings in the neighborhood include family-friendly restaurant Rosedale Kitchen & Bar and another location for Merit Coffee.

Merit Coffee

San Antonio-based Merit Coffee opened a third Austin location July 13 at 4615 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 303A, in the former location of the Vitamin Shoppe within the Triangle development. The coffee shop first opened in Austin in late 2017. 737-212-0429.

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar opened on July 15 on North Lamar Boulevard. (via Courtesy Elizabeth Van Huffel Photography)

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar opened July 15 at 3800 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 170, Austin, in the space previously occupied by Guild, which was also owned by venture capital firm Chameleon Companies. The family-friendly restaurant serves weekday lunch and daily dinner, with plans to open for weekend brunch starting Sept. 22. 512-729-0052.

Roppolo’s Pizzeria

Roppolo’s Pizzeria opened a second location Aug. 17 on the Drag, at 2604 Guadalupe St., Austin, in the space previously occupied by Fat Sal’s. The pizzeria has served its Sicilian-style pies for over 25 years at its Sixth Street location. 512-476-1490.

Swedish Hill

Swedish Hill, a bakery, deli and cafe from local group McGuire Moorman Hospitality, opened Aug. 12 at 1120 W. Sixth St., Austin. McGuire Moorman—which also owns Elizabeth St. Cafe and Perla’s Oyster Bar—revamped the space, which previously belonged to Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe. It closed in September 2018 after more than 40 years in business. 512-472-1347.

Gin Bar

Gin Bar debuted in early August at the recently opened Arrive East Austin hotel at 1813 E. Sixth St. The bar serves gin from 50 cities around the world. 512-399-1927.

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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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