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Austinites have officially gained a new spot to seek refuge from the unforgiving temperatures, grab a quick breakfast, and even work — all in one.
Open as of July 15, 2019 Tiny House Coffee Roasters has partnered with Rosen’s Bagels to introduce a brand new coffee and bagel shop inside the WeWork co-working space at 801 Barton Springs Road. Nestled within the lush and sunny Bouldin neighborhood, this highly-anticipated cafe is offering a fast and healthy option for your morning commute to work, to the gym, or to Barton Springs, or for when you just can’t stomach another greasy burger or meat-heavy meal from the nearby Whataburger, Sandy’s Hamburgers, or Terry Black’s BBQ.
For Tiny House Coffee Roasters, a full-time wholesale coffee bean supplier and originator of the “cold brew keg”, the opening of the WeWork Cafe is a huge deal, as it marks the very first brick-and-mortar location for the hometown company.
Founded by Blake Thomas and Helen Schafer, the local coffee concept cultivates ethical partnerships with Nicaraguan coffee farmers in an effort to make a sustainable, positive international impact with each cup brewed. And while they may now be selling their beans and brews at a different address, you can expect the same commitment to quality and distinct flavors they’ve become known for.
But it’s not all about coffee at the WeWork Cafe. Austin-based Rosen’s Bagel Co., which takes a bold approach to “bageling” by expertly pairing traditional “boil-and-baked” bagels with inventive, Texas-inspired schmears, will also be carving out a space in the new digs. With only one other shared space at the Wright Bros. Brew and Brew location on W. 5th Street, Rosen’s is thrilled to take their talents to Barton Springs Road.
“We’re always experimenting with new ways to make our offerings bigger and better and are excited to be able to show off some new things. This cafe will allow us to sell more bagels (finally, baker's dozens!) and more flexibility in terms of which bagels and schmears we'll offer and have available every day," explains founder, Tom Rosen.
Perfect for an iconic bagel sandwich Instagram, the cafe not only features Rosen’s signature pizza bagels and classic bagel/ schmear combos, but it also includes enticing breakfast selections such as kimchi and candied lox, an avocado option featuring lemon-thyme avocado spread, spiced pepitas, pomegranate seeds, and radish, plus a vegan schmear.
In typical ATX coffee shop fashion, Bouldin’s new neighbor will take on the name of the roaster — Tiny House Coffee. So, you can expect a full selection of Tiny House coffee beverages, including drip coffee and various espresso drinks. Aside from brew and bagels, the cafe’s offerings also include nutritious protein/grain/veggie bowls from meal subscription service, Lucky Lime, run by former Josephine House and Jeffrey’s chef, Rebecca Meeker.
“I've known Blake Thomas since I moved to Austin nearly six years ago, and I've always been impressed with Tiny House's coffee — it's a cherry on top that we can now make "Coffee Meets Bagel" jokes about a cafe he's running,” says Rosen.
Although Tiny House Coffee is open for breakfast and lunch, it’s sure to leave customers buzzing all day long, so stop by and check 'em out for yourself.