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New Colombian Restaurant and Coffee Shop Brings Arepas to South Austin

The owners of Plaza Colombian Coffee will bring South American bites like arepas, empanadas, and fried plantains to South Congress

Chicken arepa at Plaza Colombian Coffee
Chicken arepa at Plaza Colombian Coffee
Plaza Colombian Coffee [Official]
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.

South Austin is getting a new Colombian bakery and coffee shop with Plaza Colombian Coffee, opening in the Dawson neighborhood at 3842 South Congress Avenue as of Wednesday, March 20.

The bakery portion of Plaza Colombian Coffee will bake up items like empanadas filled with stewed beef, potatoes, and hogao (a stew made with tomatoes and onions); beef-, cheese-, or vegetable-filled arepas with sauces; and patacones (fried green plantains). The restaurant will serve up larger entrees, like green plantain soup and plates full of rice, eggs, steak, chorizo, chicharrons, etc.

As for drinks, the Colombian-sourced coffee will feature drinks from the South American country like tinto (essentially a Colombian pour-over), and one mixed with cane sugar, as well as other usual drinks. There will also be beer, wine, and juices from fruits like guanabana.

Behind Plaza Colombia Coffee are owners Luis and Jimena Galindo, who are being helped by Luis’ daughter Maria Camila. They wanted to bring food from their home country to Austin after living in the city for 20 years.

This article has been updated to reflect Plaza Colombia Coffee’s correct address and the current opening status.

Plaza Colombian Coffee

3842 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 825-0738 Visit Website