Austin.com: Burnet Road Is Blowing Up! Here Are 10 Eateries We Love

Burnet Road Is Blowing Up! Here Are 10 Eateries We Love
OMMER BRUGAL  ::  FEBRUARY 23, 2017

New restaurants, bars, and businesses are popping up all around town — it’s hard to keep up! While it might seem like the boom is focused in Austin’s growing eastside, truth be told the entire city is developing.

We’ve been hearing a lot about Burnet Road as of late, though, and we wanted to give the busy street a shout out. Here’s a list of our favorite Burnet Road eateries that recently opened their doors, or will be opening soon, for business — we hope you love them as much as we do.

The Local Post Pub

Photo via The Local Post website.

Photo via The Local Post website.

From the group that brought you The Park on South Lamar, Somersault Cocktails, and a few Rock Rose staples, The Local Post is Burnet Road’s newest sports bar and kitchen. The restaurant and bar serves Texas comfort food (the bar dubs it “elevated pub grub”), a large patio for lounging, and a number of TVs, a game room, and a daily happy hour. It’s a family-friendly restaurant by day, and a 21-and-older destination by night. The Local Post Pub opened mid-January and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Flyrite Chicken

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Flyrite Chicken opened its second location just about a month ago in mid-January, complete with indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-thru option, as well. This fast food joint sets itself apart from the rest by using “ingredients you can trust,” like all-natural chicken raised without antibiotics. The restaurant also avoids artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, and MSG. Like the East 7th location, the menu features fried and grilled sandwiches, wraps, creative salads, breakfast tacos, beer on draft, wine, and house-made sauces to boot. The new Brentwood location is open daily.

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, DeSano Pizzeria Napoletan opened its doors on Burnet Road at the end of October. This pizza shop might have southern roots, but sources everything from Italy (yes, the country), so you’re guaranteed that delicious, Italian flavor. And if you thought that was commitment to taste, the dough is made in a dedicated dough room. With 12 communal tables and an open kitchen, the décor encourages conversation. Pizza lovers can choose from specialty and traditional pies, meatballs, salads, calzones, and special Italian desserts. Don’t forget the Italian wines and beers.

Oskar Blues Brewery

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Ok, ok. This spot barely made the cutoff: it opened just about six months ago and is located just off Burnett Road. Still, though, we couldn’t help but include it. Oskar Blues Brewery, Austin’s first Colorado-born brewery features a taproom, on-site food trucks, and live music. There’s ample space for lounging both indoors and outdoors, and visitors can watch where the magic happens during their visit — the brewery includes a full canning production line. Grab a group of friends and make an afternoon of it.

WAT ZAB Thai Food

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

After operating in San Marcos for three years, WAT ZAB Thai Food opened their food truck on Burnet Road in October. The menu, a combination of classic Thai dishes like yellow curry and pad Thai, also includes dishes like pineapple fried rice and nam tak moo, a spicy grilled pork seasoned with fresh Thai herbs. Most dishes have a nice, spicy kick and made using the freshest ingredients.

Way South Philly

This Northeastern-style deli began as an east Austin food truck in 2011, but opened the doors to its first brick and mortar location in mid-January. Since its opening, Way South Philly’s has been serving their famous cheesesteaks, tater tots, Italian sausage rolls, and other deli-menu staples. The deli’s casual environment also features video games. Stop by daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a meal that will make you cheese.

Citizen Eatery

For those living (or craving) a meat-free diet, make Citizen Eatery your go-to restaurant on Burnet Road. The health-conscious café serves all-day breakfast, meat-free burgers, and other menu standouts like parsnip waffles. The vegan and vegetarian eatery also offers specialty cocktails made with cold-pressed organic juices and spirits, house-made syrups, tea infusions, herbs, and more. Settle your non-meat cravings seven days a week.

Brentwood Social House

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Brentwood Social House is the perfect medley of European charm and Texas hospitality. The cozy coffeehouse ventures away from traditional coffee shop eats and offers British-inspired baked goods and savory pies, in addition to French-style quiches and salads. While some ingredients, like the puff pastry, are brought over form the UK, other items, like seasonal fruits and vegetables, are sourced locally in Texas. Stop by for an afternoon tea, and be sure to pair it with a pastry — you’ll want to taste that handmade pie crust before leaving.

Opening Soon

Bonhomie

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Bonhomie hasn’t officially opened its doors, but we’re already excited to try this neighborhood restaurant. The idea behind the restaurant is a cross between French bistro and American diner, and features menu options like French onion éclairs, hash browns with foie gras gravy, and a Tunisian carrot salad. Stay tuned for updates on this casual eatery.

Fluff Meringues & More

Photo via Facebook.

Photo via Facebook.

Fluff Meringues & More has been adding a touch of sweetness to Austin for the past few years via its catering service and regular pop-up events. And the time has finally come for Austin’s favorite meringue shop to open its first brick and mortar on Burnet Road. It’s slated for later this spring, and we couldn’t be more excited. These are treats you can feel good about, too. Owner Kristin Collins uses only the finest ingredients, like local, pasture-raised, vegetarian-fed eggs, 100% pure cane sugar, and high quality extracts. Get your sweet tooth ready; the menu will also feature scones, biscotti cakes, and pavlovas.

See article on Austin.com website

Local Sugar: Enjoy a British Bakery Breakfast at Brentwood Social Hous

Enjoy a British Bakery Breakfast at Brentwood Social House

01.12.2017 by: Tom Harris

From Local Sugar's: Enjoy a British Bakery Breakfast at Brentwood Social House

Is British cuisine world-class? To those whose concept of the cuisine ends at bangers and mash and kidney pudding, the answer might not be very positive. But those typical dishes don’t tell the whole story. The British Isles are renowned for their esteemed baking tradition, which include an exquisite array of sweet and savory pies, tarts, quiches, frittatas, scones, and breads. This aspect of British cuisine is indeed world-class, perhaps even without parallel, and Brentwood Social House turns out British baked goods with the best of them.

 

I can attest that this display encourages impulse buying.

I can attest that this display encourages impulse buying.

Brentwood Social House is a cheery, homey spot in - you guessed it - Brentwood. Walking in, you’re greeted with the warm aroma of baking bread as Brentwood Social House turns out fresh pastries throughout the day.

Brentwood Social House’s espresso machine, always in heavy use.

Brentwood Social House’s espresso machine, always in heavy use.

I arrived with friends for breakfast one morning and, because of my enthusiasm for all things wheat-based and our large group, we ended up ordering virtually the whole menu. In short: There wasn’t a single thing we sampled that wasn’t, at worst, very, very good. Because of this, selecting highlights is frankly somewhat arbitrary, but I’ll do my best:

A scone that makes me want to rhapsodize about scones.

A scone that makes me want to rhapsodize about scones.

Calling the Fat Rascal, with its firm, crisp crust encasing a fluffy, buttery crumb studded with currants and almonds, a scone is like calling Buckingham Palace a domicile. The thing is pitch-perfect, with an understated sweetness that never overstays its welcome.

The British answer to the breakfast taco.

The British answer to the breakfast taco.

The Breakfast Pie is what you might imagine—roasted potatoes, onions, tomatoes and eggs wrapped in a flaky pastry crust. Savory and satisfying, this was probably the table’s overall favorite.

A Cheese Pasty (left) and a Sausage Roll—the magic is inside.

A Cheese Pasty (left) and a Sausage Roll—the magic is inside.

Biting into a Cheese Pasty, with warm cheddar from Antonelli’s oozing out of a finely layered imported Belgian puff pastry not unlike a croissant, is a rare pleasure indeed.

The Sunny Mediterranean Tart, with seductive fresh ricotta from Antonelli’s.

The Sunny Mediterranean Tart, with seductive fresh ricotta from Antonelli’s.

For more hearty dishes, try one of their tarts like the Sunny Mediterranean Tart made with sweet potatoes and zucchini or a seasonal frittata made with vegetables of the season and potatoes. When you feel like indulging, try one of their handcrafted meat pies like Chicken, Veggie Currie or Steak and Ale - a recent daily special.

Brentwood Social House on a recent winter’s morning.

Brentwood Social House uses fresh, local ingredients (with the exception of some imported from the UK) in their sweet and savory items. Espresso, locally brewed coffee and tea from Zhi Tea offer the perfect beverage accompaniment to the sweet offerings you'll find at this lovely British bakery.

Do512 Family: Brentwood Social House - Tea, Pastries & Family-Friendly Space

Austin’s newest hot spot for hot tea is also a very family-friendly community space. Brentwood Social House is a charming neighborhood cafe that opened in November on West Koenig Lane. Entering this cafe feels like you’re entering a friend’s home, where you can explore its many rooms, back patio or front porch to find a cozy spot to settle into. There is also a room designed for families, equipped with a train table and a selection of books, toys and board games.

Co-owners Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano wanted Brentwood Social House to serve as a place that not only offers a great spot to sip tea, but also for special events such as story times, yoga classes, International nights, and many more programs to come.

The Do512 Family crew has met here several times for work meetings and enjoyed the free wifi and all of the big tables to chose from. We’ve also been in with our kids, and find it a great place to meet up with other parents for a cup of coffee. In addition to the family room, the back yard includes several trucks that the kids can push around while you catch up with friends.

The food at Brentwood Social House is quite different from your usual coffee shop menu. Sarah Olano is originally from England and wanted to introduce Texans to traditional English pasties from her home country as well as French food, inspired from living and working in France and Quebec. The cafe menu includes items such as savory tarts, sausage rolls, cheese pasties, scones, lemon tea cake, and assorted pastries such as the decadent Millionaire Bar. Beverages include Zhi teas and coffee from Greater Goods Roasting Company. You can either dine-in or just pop by and take your treats to go.

Brentwood Social House is also hosting afternoon tea service on January 29, by reservation. If this event sells out, don’t worry. They will be adding more dates for high tea to come.

Learn more about Brentwood Social House on their website and Facebook page. Be sure to check their events page to take note of any special happenings for the community.

Zagat Austin: 13 Best New Brunches to Try in Austin

From Zagat Austin's: 13 Best New Brunches to Try in Austin

  • Bullfight
    Spanish flavors meet American brunch every Saturday and Sunday at Shawn Cirkiel's Hyde Park restaurant. The menu consists of tapas, grilled open-faced montaditos, egg dishes and several specialty cocktails.
    Must-order: Don't leave without trying the baked eggs with chickpeas, spinach and braised duck (pictured), best accompanied by a spicy gin Bloody Mary.
    4807 Airport Blvd.; 512-474-2029

  • June's
    There's so much to love about the brunch at this SoCo spot, including a picture-perfect pastry spread, croque madame, niçoise salad, chicken pallaird and French onion soup. Plus, brunch service runs until 3 PM all weekend.
    Must-order: Try the matzo ball soup (pictured, at right), which is given a Texas twist with jalapeños, avocado and cilantro.
    1722 S. Congress Ave.; 512-416-1722

  • Foreign & Domestic
    This winter, Ned Elliott launched Sunday brunch at his North Loop mainstay, blending classics like biscuits and gravy with newly imagined dishes like braised baby octopus. And fans of past Bake Sale pop-ups (which gave Jodi Elliott her start) will be happy to see Bribery Bakery cinnamon rolls represented on the menu as well.
    Must-order: You won't be disappointed by the breakfast burger, which is topped with aged cheddar, fried egg, pastrami, pork belly and pickles.
    306 E. 53rd St.; 512- 459-1010

  • L'oca D'oro
    Satiate all your sweet and savory cravings at this supper club turned Mueller brick-and-mortar, where the brunch ranges from an egg sandwich with rabbit sausage to brioche bread pudding French toast with blueberry compote and crème fraîche.
    Must-order: Do it right with the "Full Italian," which includes poached eggs, prosciutto cotto, slab bacon, grilled tomato, mushroom conserva, arugula and toast.
    1900 Simond Ave.; 737-212–1876

  • Forthright
    Sometimes you want chia pudding and other times you want pork belly hash. Good thing you can have all that and more in Forthright's sun-soaked dining room or tree-shaded patio.
    Must-order: You can't miss with the signature waffle sandwich, filled with smoked bacon, Gruyère, an over-easy egg and maple syrup. Pair with with Dublin iced coffee, amped up with Tullamore Dew and Guinness.
    98 San Jacinto Blvd.; 512-433-6155

  • Sophia's
    This West Sixth Street supper club brings brunch with an Italian twist (think pancetta in lieu of bacon, polenta instead of grits) to the 'hood, plus Prosecco cocktails like Bellinis and more.
    Must-order: Chef Mark Sparacino's take on eggs in a basket comes with focaccia, poached eggs, pancetta and sun-dried tomato beurre blanc.
    500 W. 6th St.; 512-580-9990

  • Second Bar & Kitchen at the Archer Hotel
    SBK recently launched a new weekend brunch at the Domain location in the Archer Hotel. Choose from greatest hits like the classic Congress burger or go healthy with new dishes like the fried egg and avocado over grains and greens.
    Must-order: Take brunch to the next level with SBK's fried chicken and bacon cheddar waffles with maple gastrique, brown butter and black pepper aïoli.
    3121 Palm Way #101; 737-300-4800

  • Citizen Eatery
    It's always technically brunch at Citizen Eatery, since the new meat-free cafe's breakfast and lunch menus run all day. Choose from scrambles, toasts, salads, burgers and more.
    Must-order: The gluten-free parsnip waffle can be ordered sweet, with nut butter and fruit, or savory, with barbecued pulled "pork" and wilted greens.
    5011 Burnet Rd.; 512-792-9546

  • Brentwood Social House
    This neighborhood cafe and coffee shop features an all-day menu of housemade pastries, quiches and pies, both savory and sweet, accompanied by locally roasted Greater Goods coffee and Zhi tea.
    Must-order: The breakfast pie is only available until 11 AM, so plan accordingly to get yourself the potato, tomato and onion pastry topped with a fresh farm egg.
    1601 W. Koenig Ln.; 512-362-8656

  • The Factory
    This adorable Allandale cafe specializes in fried chicken, waffles, pastries and coffee, but don't let the short menu fool you. Prepare to settle into a pillow-strewn corner with friends and stay awhile.
    Must-order: The fried chicken waffle is definitely the thing to get, but be sure to try one of the housemade "pop-arts" and a matcha drink while you're at it.
    7718 Burnet Rd.; 512-888-9766

  • Vinaigrette
    This South Austin restaurant, known for its many plant-based options, pays homage to its New Mexican roots with a brunch menu focused on red and green chiles plus veggie-packed cocktails like the Kale Mary.
    Must-order: The savory-sweet cilantro-corn pancakes, griddled with green chile and onion and topped with a fried egg, lime crema and red chile maple syrup, is unlike any other brunch plate in town.
    2201 College Ave.; 512-852-8791

  • Delicious
    Ever wake craving a lobster roll, Korean fried chicken wings and a burger all at once? Fulfill your dreams at this Lamar Union counter-serve joint, where the new brunch menu offers all that, plus eggs Benedict and toad-in-the-hole French toast.

  • Must-order: You can't go wrong with a #1, an English muffin egg sandwich made with Canadian bacon, pimento cheese, fresh arugula and housemade hot sauce.
    1100 S. Lamar Blvd. #1105; 737-802-3807

  • Patika
    This popular South Lamar coffee shop recently launched a menu of tasty toasts, bowls and sandwiches to accompany its coffee and tea program.
    Must-order: The Not A PBJ toast, topped with peach compote, candied pecans and ricotta, makes for a perfectly delicate, yet filling snack any time of day.
    2159 S. Lamar Blvd.; 512-535-3955

February 12: Afternoon Tea

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Join us for Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea) seating!

DATE

SUNDAY, February 12th
4:00–6:00PM

MENU

SANDWICHES
Coronation Chicken Naan
Smoked Salmon
Cucumber and Cream Cheese

Vegetarian Options:
Curried Egg  |  Feta and Carrot Chutney

DEVONSHIRE SCONE
Scones Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam

PATISSERIE
Vanilla Custard with Brandy Snap Biscuit and Rhubarb
Cherry Pie
Handmade Chocolate Truffle

TEAS
Unlimited Pot of Tea

— $34 —
We do ask for advance payment.
We can accommodate 20 guests and spots fill up quickly.
Click below to reserve your spot!


This event has passed.


Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?
From Wikipedia: Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 and 6pm. Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes. It had become ubiquitous, even in the isolated village in the fictionalised memoir Lark Rise to Candleford, where a cottager lays out what she calls a "visitor's tea" for their landlady: "the table was laid… there were the best tea things with a fat pink rose on the side of each cup; hearts of lettuce, thin bread and butter, and the crisp little cakes that had been baked in readiness that morning."

For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by delicate savouries (customarily cucumber sandwiches or egg and cress sandwiches), bread and butter, possibly scones (with clotted cream and jam, as for cream tea), and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg cake or Victoria sponge). The sandwiches usually have the crusts removed, and are cut into small segments, either as triangles or fingers (also known as tea sandwiches). 

Eater Austin: 15 Divine Places to Sip Tea in Austin

From Eater Austin's: 15 Divine Places to Sip Tea in Austin

(Relatively) cooler temperatures means it’s time to warm up with hot tea. Whether you’re looking for a classy afternoon tea service with dainty sandwiches and scones or just a really good cup to go along with breakfast, lunch, or dinner, let Eater guide you to the best tea Austin has to offer.

Enjoy elegant tea services from Driskill Hotel and Four Seasons, opt for standalone cups from spots like Josephine House, find real mint tea at Flying Carpet, explore the array from Buddhist temple Xiang Yun, and much more. This update includes British-obsessed cafe Full English, cups from newcomer Brentwood Social House, and Tea Haus. The guide says farewell to shuttered trailer Bundrick’s Traveling Tea Parlor and Qui, which is transforming into a new restaurant.

For more caffeine needs, check out Eater's guide to the best coffee shops and cafes with wifi.

Everything below is listed in an unranked order. If your favorite tea spot is missing below, let Eater know on the tipline, in the comments below, or start a thread over on the forum.

See full list: http://austin.eater.com/maps/best-tea-austin-afternoon-tea-cafe

January 29: Afternoon Tea

Join us for Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea) seating!
 

DATE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29th
4:00–6:00PM

MENU

SANDWICHES
Coronation Chicken Naan
Smoked Salmon
Cucumber and Cream Cheese

Vegetarian Options:
Curried Egg  |  Feta and Carrot Chutney


DEVONSHIRE SCONE
Scones Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam


PATISSERIE
Vanilla Custard with Brandy Snap Biscuit and Rhubarb
Cherry Pie
Handmade Chocolate Truffle


TEAS
Unlimited Pot of Tea

— $34 —
Reservations are necessary and must be made by 01/17.
Please call (512) 362-8656 or stop by to reserve your spot!


This event has passed.


Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?
From Wikipedia: Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 and 6pm. Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes. It had become ubiquitous, even in the isolated village in the fictionalised memoir Lark Rise to Candleford, where a cottager lays out what she calls a "visitor's tea" for their landlady: "the table was laid… there were the best tea things with a fat pink rose on the side of each cup; hearts of lettuce, thin bread and butter, and the crisp little cakes that had been baked in readiness that morning."

For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by delicate savouries (customarily cucumber sandwiches or egg and cress sandwiches), bread and butter, possibly scones (with clotted cream and jam, as for cream tea), and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg cake or Victoria sponge). The sandwiches usually have the crusts removed, and are cut into small segments, either as triangles or fingers (also known as tea sandwiches). 

January 22: Afternoon Tea

Join us for our first Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea) seating!
 

DATE

Sunday, January 22nd
4:00–6:00pm


MENU

SANDWICHES
Coronation Chicken Naan
Smoked Salmon
Cucumber and Cream Cheese

Vegetarian Options:
Curried Egg  |  Feta and Carrot Chutney


DEVONSHIRE SCONE
Scones Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam


PATISSERIE
Vanilla Custard with Brandy Snap Biscuit and Rhubarb
Cherry Pie
Handmade Chocolate Truffle


TEAS
Unlimited Pot of Tea


This event has passed.


Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?
From Wikipedia: Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 and 6pm. Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes. It had become ubiquitous, even in the isolated village in the fictionalised memoir Lark Rise to Candleford, where a cottager lays out what she calls a "visitor's tea" for their landlady: "the table was laid… there were the best tea things with a fat pink rose on the side of each cup; hearts of lettuce, thin bread and butter, and the crisp little cakes that had been baked in readiness that morning."

For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by delicate savouries (customarily cucumber sandwiches or egg and cress sandwiches), bread and butter, possibly scones (with clotted cream and jam, as for cream tea), and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg cake or Victoria sponge). The sandwiches usually have the crusts removed, and are cut into small segments, either as triangles or fingers (also known as tea sandwiches). 

January 14: International Night at Brentwood Social House

Saturday, January 14th
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for an International Night at our recently opened English-style cafe. There will be English food and pastries; as well as tea, coffee and hot chocolate available or you could BYOB! There will be a tea tasting from Zhi Tea, music and other fun things with an international twist. This is a free event.

Participating organizations:
Zhi Tea
Alliance Française d'Austin
AFA Ciné-Club
Freestyle Language Center
Austin Angers Creative
Ten Thousand Villages
Blue Owl Brewing
International Dancers

January 7: Free Story Reading & Singing with Austin Shakespeare

Saturday, January 7, 2017
2:30pm  3:30pm

Austin Shakespeare hosts an afternoon of free story reading and singing with Austin Shakespeare for adults and children ages 3 and up with stories such as “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and the “Three Little Pigs” performed by professional actors.

Austin Shakespeare actors include Jill Blackwood, Helen Merino, Janelle Buchanan and Linda Nenno.

Poll: Which Christmas Dessert Should We Make?

We would like your help deciding which Christmas dessert we should make for pre-sale, available for pick up on 12/24. Which would you like to see us make?
Sherry Trifle - Layers of fruit, jelly, custard and whipped cream.
Chocolate Log - Chocolate swiss roll with chocolate and peppermint icing.
Apple and Blackberry Pie - Sweet dessert pastry with fresh apples and blackberries.
Other
Please Specify:

PIP Night Out and Parenting Workshop at BSH

Are you struggling with how to respond to your toddler’s strong emotions and constant testing of rules? Do you have a baby and wonder how you will handle the next stage? Join Partners in Parenting next week on Wednesday, December 7th for a parenting workshop at the newly opened Brentwood Social House. The workshop is free for PIP Alumni and $7 for the general public. Round up your parent friends and bring them out.

Register and learn more

Let us host your holiday party!

Brentwood Social House is the perfect place for your party, event, or gathering this holiday season. Our space offers a warm, intimate atmosphere for gatherings of all kinds. We have private and semi-private dining areas to accommodate groups and families from 10 to 50 folks.

We have many evenings in December available and we will work with you to accommodate your needs. Plus, we're BYOB!

Please call (512) 362-8656 or email us today for more details or to reserve your date! 

New Winter Hours Coming Soon!

Based on customer feedback and consensus, we have decided to modify our opening hours. Starting on Monday, 11/28 we will be open every day (YES! We'll now be open on Sundays.) from 7am to 6pm.

And for those asking, we'll be planning our first Afternoon Tea for a Sunday in January. 

If you'd like us to stay open later for an event or party, just give us a shout and we can talk.

Eater Austin: Brentwood Social House Feels Like a Dream House Wrapped in a Cafe

All photos by Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

All photos by Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

English pastries and afternoon tea

by Nadia Chaudhury  Nov 11, 2016, 10:20am CST

While Brentwood Social House, the neighborhood cafe on West Koenig Lane, pegged its opening day for Monday, it is soft open right now. Co-owners Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano transformed the former clothing boutique into a cafe that feels just like a home.

Brentwood Social maintains the structure of a house, with multiple nooks and crannies for guests to explore. The pair wanted to "create special little places" for guests. It’s supposed to serve as a "community space," Daniels explained.

Daniels acquired chairs and tables from the neighborhood listserve. There’s a central dining room and the intimate quiet room meant for those looking to work without noise and distractions. The bright and sunny family room includes a play area for children complete with small chairs and toys. Daniels turned the previous tenant’s wine wall into a display for teapots and toys.

Orders are placed in the main room, where pastries and coffee are made on a giant bold teal counter made up of assorted drawers Daniels rummaged together from bulk pickups. A giant mural is in the process of being painted on the side, which will include a map of the neighborhood.

As for the baked foods: Olano, who is the cafe's baker, wanted to "bring English food to Austin," which meant the English- and French-leaning menu features quiches, sausage rolls, pies (both savory and sweet), cakes, and assorted pastries (Millionaire Bar, Victoria Sponge cake, Fat Rascal scones, Bakewell tarts). Eventually there will be a vegan curry pie. And yes, everything can be toasted. For drinks, there is coffee from charity-minded Greater Goods and tea from Zhi. Afternoon tea service will be added in the coming month.

Wifi is available throughout the space, including the outdoor patio with picnic tables and outdoor plugs. An herb garden is in the process of being planted for baker Olano’s cooking use.

Stained glasses from Daniels’ mother line several windows, and there are future plans to hang up work from local artists. They kept an old rose-adorned mural ("Beautiful from the inside out") from the house’s former life.

Hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Eater Austin: Brentwood Social House Starts Baking Scones on November 14

Brentwood Social House’s baked array  |  Brentwood Social House/Official

Brentwood Social House’s baked array  |  Brentwood Social House/Official

The newest neighborhood cafe

by Nadia Chaudhury  Oct 31, 2016, 2:00pm CDT

Brentwood Social House, the anticipated neighborhood cafe on West Koenig Lane, is set to open on Monday, November 14. It’ll dole out English and French baked goods like both sweet and savory pies and crepes, quiches, and scones with plenty of coffee. For something green and healthier, salads are on deck. Look out for afternoon tea reservations on Sundays.

The neighborhood cafe is meant for comfort, from sofas, the dedicated quiet room for working, private dining, and a children’s play area a with train set. Get ready for picnic and lounge outdoors on the patio, garden, and lawn.

Co-owner Sarah Olano is Brentwood’s baker, who is from England. Suzanne Daniels, the other co-owner, is the manager who also designed the space. The duo attempted to raise money for a kitchen and equipment through Kickstarter. Nevertheless, the cafe still moved forward.

Once open, Brentwood’s hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Zagat: Austin's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings

BY VERONICA MEEWES  |  AUGUST 22, 2016

Though the temperature might indicate otherwise, fall is most certainly around the corner and, with it, comes a roster of exciting Austin restaurant openings. Whether pizza's your jam or veggie noodles are more your cup of tea, there's something for everyone served at these 10 anticipated spots.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking
Opening: Late summer/early fall
After opening a trio of successful Jack Allen's Kitchen locations, veteran chef Jack Gilmore is moving onto a brand-new concept which will showcase his years spent fishing and cooking on the Gulf. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking will feature a raw bar (serving oysters, ceviche and crudo) and a menu with offerings such as a lobster roll, smoked fish dip, seafood gumbo and some homestyle favorites that aren't from the ocean, like a classic flat-top burger and wood-fired chicken. Cocktails will also be inspired by the coast.
2850 IH-35 N; Round Rock


Brentwood Social House
Opening: Early October
Suzanne Daniels moved back to Austin in 2010 with the dream of opening a family-friendly coffee shop in her Brentwood neighborhood. She connected with British baker Sarah Olano, who'd been selling her savory pies and quiches at the farmer's market but wanted a brick-and-mortar bakery. Together, the two will open Brentwood Social House this fall, bringing the neighborhood together with high-quality coffee and tea, French and English pastries and a pet-friendly garden and patio.
1601 W. Koenig Ln.


Eberly
Opening: 
Fall
John Scott and Eddy Patterson, the co-founders of Stubbs BBQ, are opening a restaurant in a former South Austin print shop this fall. Eberly is named after Angelina Eberly, a local innkeeper who stood up to President Sam Houston and his Texas Rangers by firing a cannon to stave off a rebellion and preserve Austin as the capital of Texas in 1846. Eberly will feature contemporary American cuisine crafted by executive chef Jim Tripi, a bakery led by executive pastry chef Natalie Gazaui (formerly of McGuire-Moorman Hospitality) and an interior designed by Mickie Spencer (Hillside FarmacySawyer & Co, Ah Sing Den) plus a rooftop deck with views of Downtown Austin.
615 S. Lamar Blvd.


Austin Daily Press
Opening: 
Early November
Austin Daily Press (known to locals as ADP) will open its second location this fall, in a 1,000-sq.-ft. space almost twice as large as its flagship building on MLK Boulevard. The second spot will be a Tex-Mex diner concept, with 10 indoor seats and a two-tiered patio overlooking Cesar Chavez. Executive chef ReedFaitak's new menu will feature tortas served on housemade talera rolls, seasonal salads, breakfast tacos and composed breakfast plates, such as pork belly carnitas with roasted cabbage, smoked jalapeño apple jam, fried eggs and a housemade biscuit. Amelia Moore (Bullfight, Walton's Fancy and Staple, The Mansion at Judge's Hill) will step forward as the restaurant's head baker and pastry chef.
4620 E. Cesar Chavez St.


Second Bar + Kitchen
Opening: 
Late summer/early fall
After launching the highly anticipated Boiler Nine Bar + Grill this summer, La Corsha Hospitality is now expanding the popular Second Bar + Kitchen, starting with a new location inside the Archer Hotel, a boutique concept near the Domain. Later this fall, the hospitality group will expand the Downtown location into the space formerly occupied by fine-dining concept Congress (which closed this past winter), and next on the horizon is the opening of a location at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which will be a game-changer for our city's humble airport.
3121 Palm Way


Hudson's on the Bend
Opening: 
Late October
After running Hudson's on the Bend for 31 years, executive chef Jeff Blank sold the restaurant this spring to restaurateurs Billy Caruso (a partner at 24 Diner and Easy Tiger Bake Shop and most recently the executive chef at III Forks Chicago) and Chris McFall (who's served as a beverage director at PaggiHouse, Lamberts, Sullivan's Steakhouse and more). After a major renovation, the new incarnation will launch this fall. Expect to see plenty of brand-new menu items plus some spins on classics.
3509 Ranch Rd 620 N


Grizzelda's
Opening: 
Late fall
The team behind Jacoby's will bring a new concept to the Govalle neighborhood this fall. Grizzelda's will feature heirloom and traditional central and coastal Mexican dishes by executive chef Albert Gonzalez and chef de cuisine Austin Ewald. The nearly 2,000-sq.-ft. space will feature both indoor seating and a spacious patio.
105 Tillery St.


Cannon & Belle
Opening: Early October
With the ongoing renovation of the Downtown Hilton comes the unveiling of this brand-new concept in the space formerly occupied by Finn & Porter. Executive chef Peter Maffei is still at the helm, this time focusing on fresh and flavorful American creations, like playful pizzas (pork belly banh mi, Texas beef rib and a Grand Slam breakfast pie), toasted farro salad, Texas caviar salsa, duck biscuits and gravy,kombucha cocktails, smokehouse bread pudding and more.
500 E. Fourth St.


Pizzeria Sorellina
Opening: 
Fall
Much to our delight, the long-anticipated new pizza concept by the owners of Apis will launch in the next couple months. The starting menu features six types of salumi that have been perfected by chef-owner Taylor Hall and chef de cuisine Adam Brick. Pizza highlights include a mushroom, Taleggio, wild boar speck creation with fried rosemary and a manila clam pie with tomato, salmorglio, pecorino and roasted fennel.
23526 Hwy 71 W., Spicewood


Veggie Heaven
Opening: 
Late summer/early fall
Back by popular demand, Austin's favorite veggie-friendly Chinese eatery is reopening in a Downtown location. Expect all the old favorites (Protein 3000, anyone?) plus new additions like tofu fries, veggie burgers and veggie ramen – plus a full bar.
1611 W. Fifth St.


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