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Popular Austin restaurant famous for brunch closes its doors

Popular Austin restaurant famous for brunch closes its doors

Olivia restaurant on South Lamar exterior
Olivia is closing its doors in October. Photo courtesy of Olivia

Austin diners, prepare for another closure. Beloved South Austin restaurant Olivia, one of Austin's first farm-to-table concepts, will shutter on Sunday, October 9.

The restaurant from chef/owner James Holmes opened in 2008 to critical acclaim. In 2009, it was named one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants, and over the years Olivia has garnered quite the following for its decadent weekend brunch.

"Olivia has been here to watch the neighborhood, and Austin, change over the years," said Holmes in a statement. "What I'm most proud of is our loyal neighborhood customers and to have watched our cooks go on to do great things both in Austin and around the country."

Holmes will keep the doors open through early October, giving regulars the opportunity to dine one last time. Olivia is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday; weekend brunch hours are 10 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Holmes, who also owns the wildly successful Lucy's Fried Chicken empire, plans to turn the Olivia space into a new concept, notes the statement. Details on that project, however, have not been revealed.