Houston brunch spot Tiny Boxwoods is expanding to Austin, famed cookies and all. It will take over the defunct Hill-Bert’s Burgers on 1503 West 35th Street. The expansion is part of Kerbey Lane Village, a six-house retail development.
Tiny Boxwoods co-owner Lance Thompson is leading both projects, which includes boutique clothing and jewelry shops. He wanted to open in Austin because he finds neighborhood restaurants to be a "dying breed." Because of his landscape architecture and garden background, the restaurant will feature tons of greenery.
Chef Baron Doke, who oversees the Houston location, will also command the Austin kitchen. The seasonal menu will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Look out for pizza, seafood, sandwiches, charcuterie boards, and baked goods, including those cookies. On the drinks-side, there will be wine and wine-based cocktails, along with coffee, juice, and smoothies.
Thompson’s brother Greg also co-owns Tiny Boxwoods, along with chef Baron Doke, who will oversee the Austin kitchen. The projected opening date is sometime in late fall.