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Salt & Time Is Opening a Sandwich-Filled Cafe in a Downtown Austin Park

The butcher shop/restaurant is opening in Republic Square Park

Salt & Time’s roast beef sandwich
Salt & Time’s roast beef sandwich
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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.

One of Austin’s best combination butcher shops and restaurants, Salt & Time, is opening a new cafe within downtown’s revamped Republic Square Park at 422 Guadalupe Street, opening sometime between late summer to early fall.

Dubbed Salt & Time Cafe, the downtown outpost will serve sandwiches (meaty and non-), salads, charcuterie, and more. There will be dedicated breakfast dishes, like bowls, sandwiches, and pastries. Drinks will include alcoholic options (a first for the park), like canned and kegged beer and wine, as well as coffee, juice, kombucha, and soda.

The cafe will also feature future collaborations with vendors from the SFC Farmers Market Downtown, which takes place at the park every Saturday.

Salt & Time Cafe will be open daily, with later hours during special events and weekends. The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation, which operates the park, had been searching for a new cafe vendor for the public space since 2016.

Salt & Time opened on East 7th Street in 2013 by co-owners Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler. The restaurant is also working on its third location with more of a focus on produce and wine down in the South Austin area as part of the Saint Elmo Public Market, tentatively opening in the fall.

Salt & Time

1912 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1383 Visit Website

Republic Square Park

422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website

Salt & Time [Downtown - CLOSED]

422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Visit Website