Austin, are you ready for this jelly? Long-awaited jam and biscuit shop Confituras Little Kitchen will be opening its doors December 22-23 for a weekend open house before launching its full service after the new year, owner Stephanie McClenny revealed to CultureMap exclusively.
McClenny is already well known in the Austin food community for her lauded line of locally sourced small batch preserves and artisan salts and sugars. Currently sold at local farmers’ markets and shops like In.gredients, Con’ Olio, and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, the new Confituras Little Kitchen will allow customers to enjoy seasonal flavors on site along with freshly baked biscuits. McClenny also hopes Confituras Little Kitchen can serve as a hub for women-owned businesses, offering them use of the kitchen and a space to sell goods.
A fall 2015 Kickstarter helped McClenny turn the former Bluebonnet Repair Shop at 2129 Goodrich Ave. into her dream space. Although originally slated to open in fall 2017, the occupancy certificate for Confituras Little Kitchen was not secured until December 19.
The warm and inviting restaurant includes an open retail area and a small patio out back. Though small, the space is flexible, allowing the business to host occasional events.
This weekend, it will be put to good use as McClenny introduces the shop to the public with complimentary coffee and hot cider on both Friday, December 22, and Saturday, December 23, from 10 am-2 pm. A full range of goods will be available for purchase, perfect for checking off the last few names on your gift list.