Cosmic Hospitality Group recently opened their second concept, Cosmic Saltillo, at 1300 E. Fourth St. This new establishment seamlessly combines sustainability with the energy of East Austin, making it a unique addition to the city’s culinary and entertainment landscape.
Paul Oveisi and Patrick Dean founded Cosmic in 2017 with a vision that transcended the typical bar or cafe experience. Their mission was to create a sustainable gathering space for the community, and their first location in South Austin was a resounding success. Encouraged by this support, Oveisi and Dean, along with partners Jason Stevens and John Butts, have now ventured into one of Austin’s busiest bar districts.
Cosmic Saltillo is not just another trendy spot; it’s a labor of love that spans four years. The team behind it has worked tirelessly to preserve the historic integrity of the location, particularly the Historic Texaco Depot buildings. These buildings, dating back to the early 1900s, once stored and distributed petroleum products. Today, they stand as a testament to Austin’s industrial past, adorned with graffiti that bears witness to the passage of time. The highlight feature is the 30-foot tower that provides access to the rooftop deck, beautifully illuminated at night.
One of the highlights of Cosmic Saltillo is its commitment to sustainable practices, which extend to its food and beverage programs. The partners, Stevens and Butts, have curated a menu that reflects their appreciation for natural environments, seasonality, and community.
Inspired by their experiences with street tacos in various cities, Cosmic Saltillo introduces Cosmic Tacos, an all-day taqueria. It promises to take your taste buds on a journey through flavors influenced by El Paso/Juarez, San Diego/Tijuana, and Mexico City.
The beverage program at Cosmic Saltillo offers an array of choices. From Cosmic’s signature cocktails and coffee offerings to a progressive non-alcoholic program and a rotating selection of beer on tap, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the famous Frozen Boozy Coffee!
The bar menu features a delightful selection of cocktails with lower alcohol by volume (ABV), frozen cocktails, highballs, and other easy-to-love drinks. Beer enthusiasts can savor a range of local beers on tap, including a selection of tart draft beers known as the “Tower of Sour.” Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the carefully curated wine list, both by the glass and by the bottle.
For coffee aficionados, Cosmic Saltillo offers classic coffee options, non-coffee alternatives, craft pick-me-ups, and boozy coffee creations. Don’t forget to try the seasonal espresso martini, perfect for autumn.
Cosmic Saltillo welcomes you daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. Convenient two-hour parking validation is available in the Plaza Saltillo parking garage. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the expansive outdoor patio, relax in the garden, or take in the views from the rooftop deck, Cosmic Saltillo has something for everyone. Plus, they have rooms and outdoor spaces available for private events.