Coming early 2018
New restaurant will fill niche for up-and-coming East Austin neighborhood
Husband-and-wife team Andy Means and Jessie Katz, former owners of South Austin cafe Henri’s, have announced a yet-to-be-named neighborhood restaurant, bar, and coffee shop in Windsor Village at 5811 Berkman Dr., slated to open in early 2018.
Henri’s closed April 2016 due to a fire, and the couple decided to take this devastating loss and turn it into a positive by relocating to a larger space in a neighborhood that is undergoing revitalization.
“We’re excited to develop this new concept and look forward to serving the neighborhood and welcoming the community that’s supported us during this difficult time,” says Means in a press release.
In a similar style to Henri’s, the new spot will serve an all-day menu featuring simple fare like burgers, sandwiches, salads, house-made pastas, and pastries, as well as weekend brunch and a kids’ menu, plus a full bar with wine and beers on tap.
"We are definitely bringing some of Henri's favorites to the new restaurant, including Henri's burger," says Katz. (CultureMap named it one of the best burgers in Austin in 2014.)
The coffee shop component will feature drive-thru service. The relaxed, laid-back gathering space designed by Ben May Design and Claire Zinnecker Design will be inviting for families and large groups, with a spacious, dog-friendly patio and plenty of car and bike parking.
“We are looking forward to having a large dog-friendly patio and great spaces for solo dining or dining in groups," Katz says.
The Windsor Park concept has just broken ground and is expected to open early 2018.