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.