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Whimsical Baked Goods Are in Store for Hotel Van Zandt’s Cafe

Also bagel bombs and frozen cocktails.

Rendering of Cafe 605
Rendering of Cafe 605
Rendering: Hotel Van Zandt/Official
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

When Hotel Van Zandt debuts in October, the adjoining Cafe 605 will have breakfast, baked goods, and ready-made sandwiches and salads. It is set to open alongside anticipated restaurant Geraldine’s. Both are helmed by executive chef Frank Mnuk, previously from Uchi.

As part of her new role as executive pastry chef, Callie Speer will helm the baked goods, like her signature updated takes on childhood snacks, this time with Ho Hos and Star Crunch. She’ll also feature morning pastries, including bagel bombs, kolaches, and croissants. Breakfast will include brisket and egg tacos and paninis with ham, egg, and cheese. Plus, there will be ready-made sandwiches and salads like the brisket melt and red quinoa salad.

Drinks, including frozen cocktails, beers, coffee, and JuiceLand bottles, will also be available. The cocktails will be created by the hotel’s chief of bar operations Jennifer Keyser, formerly of Contigo and Midnight Cowboy. First up will be the Sangre Sipper, with vodka, blood orange and lemon juice, honey, and basil.

The cafe’s hours will be from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m.

Van Zandt

605 Davis Street, Austin, TX