Popular East Austin food truck delivers news of permanent brick-and-mortar
In Austin, many food trucks have made the leap to brick-and-mortar, but until now none have been able to stay in the exact same spot. Breakfast favorite Paperboy plans to do just that by constructing a new restaurant on the lot of their original trailer at 1203 E 11th Street
According to a release, owner Ryan Harms will keep popular menu items, such as Texas hash and breakfast sandwiches, and the indoor space will allow the eatery to expand its offerings. Chef Patrick Jackson will create new menu items for weekday lunch and also expand the weekend brunch menu.
The coffee program will get a boost as well with the addition of locally roasted espresso, allowing the restaurant to branch out into specialty drinks. And a full bar will finally allow guests to enjoy cocktails on site.
For the building’s design, Harms drafted Chioco Design’s Jamie Chioco and Christy Taylor. Keeping in mind the trailer’s casual vibe, the building will include a grab-and-go window serving coffee, pastries, and breakfast hand pies, and a rooftop patio and garden that can be reserved for private events.
“Our goal with the restaurant’s timeless design is to capture the warmth and simplicity of Paperboy’s early days,” said Laura Brittain Harms, the interior designer of the project via release. “We’re using practical and humble materials to create a beautiful, welcoming space that people can enjoy.”
The groundbreaking will begin by the end of February with a goal of being completed by the fall. During construction, fans will still be able to enjoy Paperboy at a temporary location at 1110 E. 12th St. and the second trailer at Radio Coffee & Beer on Manchaca Road.
“It’s always been our hope that Paperboy would be a place that puts just as much thought and care into the experience as the food itself,” said Harms in the release. “We love this neighborhood and can’t wait to host people in this wonderful new building.”