Texas-based business Houndstooth Coffee recently announced the opening of their new cafe at 2823 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Ste. 101. The new shop will open on Saturday, February 10th, making it the third Houndstooth location in Austin.
The 2,200-square-foot cafe embraces the large, naturally-lit space while concentrating on the functionality of the Houndstooth Coffee experience. The new space is designed and centered around an expansive U-shaped counter that offers traditional seating and custom-made bar seating, maximizing engagement between baristas and their guests. Natural finish materials, like white oak, alder, quartz, and leather, are incorporated throughout the space to balance the building’s bright openness, creating an airy and welcoming interior. Built-in benches along the walls, leather armchairs, and additional counter seating offer flexible options for groups and individuals alike. The location also features a dog-friendly patio along East MLK Jr. Blvd. with additional outdoor seating from RAD furniture.
This new cafe is equipped with a Mavam Espresso machine, an under-counter espresso machine that features a low profile interface, offering guests greater visibility into the drink preparation process and a better platform for barista-to-guest interaction.
In addition to the Houndstooth’s signature menu of coffee, teas, handcrafted espresso beverages, and a selection of beers and wines, the cafe is the first to offer a full bar with craft cocktails. Each cocktail is inspired by those found at Houndstooth’s sister cocktail and spirits den, Jettison, attached to the Sylvan | Thirty cafe in Dallas, best known for its emphasis on sherries and mezcals.
With the new Houndstooth conveniently located on the Capital MetroRail line it’s an ideal happy hour spot for commuters on their way home. The East Austin cafe joins the existing two Austin cafes located at 4200 N Lamar Blvd., Ste. 120 and 401 Congress Ave, Ste. 100C. Houndstooth Coffee also has three locations in Dallas.