Sister Coffee shuttered to narrow its focus on the other part of its business — ceramics. Owner Jenny Mulder originally launched Sister in 2013 as a tiny coffee trailer found near Micklethwait Craft Meats on Rosewood before moving into the cafe on East Cesar Chavez in June of 2016.
Sister quickly gained a reputation for being one of the few places in Austin that sold Bay Area-based Blue Bottle Coffee. When Sister moved, it expanded to become an indoor coffee kiosk/ceramics shop behind independent bookstore Farewell Books and Las Cruxes, an experiential concept store/gallery, both of which are closed now.
A Facebook event page posted by Las Cruxes last month marked Saturday, March 25 as the last day of business for Las Cruxes, Sister Coffee, and the vegan taco truck Vegan Nom at the 913 East Cesar Chavez location. (Farewell Books had its last day at the location in late January.) The post also shared Sister’s future plans:
“Sister will turn their focus onto ceramics, with an online store featuring one of a kind collaborations with different artists and an expanded collection of Sister Ceramics. They'll be popping-up around Austin with workshops and sales.”
At this time, Mulder has not responded to Eater’s request for additional information.
Vegan Nom is currently open down the street at 2324 East Cesar Chavez while its second location on North Loop is closed for repairs. According to Las Cruxes’ event post, Vegan Nom hopes to open a brick-and-mortar location.