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.