A new bagel and coffee truck is opening in South Austin, courtesy of wine restaurant Aviary Wine + Kitchen. Wham Bam Bagels & Coffee will open at 4329 South Congress Avenue on Saturday, November 30 in the East Congress neighborhood.
On deck for Wham’s breakfast and lunch menu are New York-style bagels sourced from Austin shop Rosen’s Bagels (which also produces bagels for Biderman’s Deli). There will be five main bagel sandwiches: lox, pastrami, roast beef, chicken which will be marinated in jalapenos, and a vegetable-packed one with shiitake mushrooms and spinach. Then there are schmears and spreads, like berry-bacon jam. There will be breakfast bagels too, with eggs and morning meats.
The coffee will be made with beans from Abita Roasting Co. from Louisiana, not Third Coast Coffee as originally announced. Wham’s original release noted that there will be “no caramel macchiatos for the basics out there.”
Aviary founder Marco Fiorilo had lived in New York for some time, hence the impetus to open the truck. He opened Aviary first as a furniture and home decor shop in 2006 on South Lamar, added a wine bar component, and then transformed the space into a full-grown restaurant in 2017. Helping him with Wham is business partner David Mireles
Wham’s truck, which is a refurbished Ultra Van RV, will be as bright and vibrant as the South Lamar restaurant, with pinks and golds. Once it opens, the hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 10: This article has been updated to clarify that the pastrami is not from Loro.
November 18: This article has been updated to include Wham’s new address.
This article has been updated to include Wham’s opening date and to clarify where the coffee is being sourced.