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Brew & Brew Is Opening a Rainey Street Cafe and Bar

Welcome Little Brother to Austin

Little Brother’s coffee and booze van
Little Brother’s coffee and booze van
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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.

The team behind Wright Bros. Brew & Brew is keeping very busy with yet another project. This time, it’s a coffee spot and bar on 89 Rainey Street named Little Brother. The focus is on coffee, and small spirits and rotating beer lists. Booze will be available in neat and rock pours.

The Little Brother bar and cafe will be found in the Millennium Rainey Street building. It will feature a garage door, four-seat bar, and outdoor seating. As for food, there will be grab-and-go pastries and sandwiches from pastry chef Jen Tucker and chef Rich Reimbolt (both from Brew & Brew’s other forthcoming spot Better Half). It’s set to open sometime this year.

“I am a huge fan of quality spots that come in small packages,” said co-owner Matthew Bolick, making a reference to Flat Track’s original cafe space within Farewell Books on East Cesar Chavez. “There’s also nothing like this down there.” He likens Little Brother to the “teenager in us [that] is fighting to remain relevant in our lives.”

For now, Little Brother has been operating as a pop-up with its own van. It’s served at weddings, parties, art openings, and festivals. It’s teaming up with Nickel City tonight, Thursday, January 25, for its boilermaker made with Little Brother’s cortado.

Bolick is working on Little Brother, along with Matt and Grady Wright and Cody Haltom. The team will never rest apparently, there are already future plans for more projects. Brew & Brew is already opening an all-day cafe off West 5th Street, Better Half, and next-door brewery Hold Out Brewing, slated to open in early 2018.

The Millennium will also house future restaurant and bar Anthem, also opening in early 2018.