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Picnik Turns Fork & Taco Into Brick and Mortar

Tacos for bone broth.

Rendering of Picnik
Rendering of Picnik
Rendering: McCray & Co./Picnik/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.

Picnik, the paleo coffee shop on South Lamar, is expanding with a brick and mortar in Fork & Taco’s closed spot on Burnet. Known for butter coffee, bone broth, juices, and gluten-free items, the new location will allow owner Naomi Seifter to add dinner to the breakfast and lunch menu, and serve made-to-order hot dishes, seven days a week.

The 4801 Burnet Road location will include the interior dining room, a coffee lounge, and two outdoor patios. Austin design firm McCray & Co., which also worked on Taco Flats, Lenoir, and Ramen Tatsu-Ya, will lead the redesign of the space. The projected opening date is sometime in spring 2016.

Fork & Taco, which opened in fall 2014, closed suddenly in December. Seifter opened the original Picnik within a shipping container on South Lamar in 2013. The spot will remain open, but will undergo some renovations so it can serve more people.

Fork + Taco

4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (512) 838-6768 Visit Website

Picnik [South Lamar]

1700 South Lamar Blvd 400-B, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 827-8356 Visit Website