Yet Another Shutter

Popular Austin cafe famous for banh mi closes permanently

Popular Austin cafe famous for banh mi closes permanently

Ng BMT Vietnamese restaurant banh mi
Ng BMT joins Austin's long list of restaurant closures in 2016. Ng BMT/Facebook

As the year of restaurant closures draws to a close, another local hot spot has shuttered. According to an announcement on its website, Ng BMT is permanently closed.

This fall the popular Vietnamese eatery shuttered its outpost inside Lucky Bakery on Research Boulevard (which had been its home since January) to move to a yet-to-be-revealed standalone location. The opening was slated for spring 2017, however, the move cannot be completed due to financial reasons.

"While we are financially unable to continue this venture, we consider ourselves fortunate to have been able to share a product we are very proud of with the Austin community," reads the announcement.

Ng BMT originally opened inside Hong Kong Supermarket as a small counter-service cafe serving some of the best banh mi in town. All of the baguettes, in addition to a wide variety of Vietnamese and French pastries, were baked fresh by a devoted team.

Ng BMT's letter to loyal customers ends on a light note. "Thank you to all our amazing customers for supporting us and allowing us to share a piece of our hearts with you," it says. "We are all moving forward positively. Thanks again, we hope y'all continue to shop small and eat local!"