Originally founded as an ode to the chuckwagon and related fare, Hill's Cafe traces its lineage back to Charlie Goodnight, and has been serving South Austinites since the early 1940's. After Hill's shuttered in the 90's, radio personality Bob Cole renovated and reopened the cafe, but now it's in dire financial straits, he tells KXAN:
"So we're at one of those critical points where if there isn't enough money here pretty quickly then we've about run out of options," said part owner of Hill's Cafe Bob Cole. Cole said he has used his personal savings to keep the restaurant afloat in an effort to preserve history, and he now hopes people who share that goal will make it a point to eat there.Cole told KXAN that he is "concerned about paying his employees and their families that depend on Hill's," and asks locals to "make that extra trip down to Hill's once in while."
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