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Epicerie Brings French-Louisiana Fare to the Outdoor Laguna Gloria Museum

The new restaurant within the revamped Contemporary Austin sculpture park serves up sandwiches and soups

Grilled cheese and soup at Epicerie
Grilled cheese and soup at Epicerie
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.

Rosedale French-Louisiana restaurant Epicerie opened its new cafe at the Contemporary Austin’s alfresco sculpture park Laguna Gloria from chef/owner Sarah McIntosh at 3809 West 35th Street in Tarrytown this week as of Monday, May 6.

Epicerie at the Contemporary will serve a more limited version of the restaurant’s full menu. There are appetizers like tomato soup and cheese plates, salads, sandwiches like the muffaletta and grilled cheese, bigger entrees like quiche, and desserts. There’s also a kids’ menu too. Scope out the full offerings below.

The walk-up window of the Epicerie cafe is found at the entrance of the Laguna Gloria. There are two shaded terraces right by the restaurant for dining purposes, or guests can take their meals elsewhere into the park. Its hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

The new Epicerie is part of the Contemporary’s major renovation. McIntosh, who had wanted to expand with a second location, opened the original restaurant on Hancock Drive in 2013.

Epicerie at the Contemporary
Epicerie at the Contemporary
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Epicerie’s Menu at Laguna Gloria

Tomato soup, $7
Crudités, $8
Gazpacho, $8
Cheese plate, $15

Salmon and kale, $15
Chicken caesar, $15
Sweet potato and farro, $15
Mixed greens, $13

Muffaletta, $14
Grilled cheese and soup, $13
Cured salmon bagel, $15
Vegetable bagel, $12
Avocado toast, $14
Lamb meatball, $15

Quiche and mixed greens, $13
Boudin and house crackers, $11

Sprinkle cookie, $2
Salted chocolate chip cookie, $2
Chocolate pecan chunk cookie, $3
Shortbread, $2
Sweet kolaches, $4
Bostock, $4

Ham and apple grilled cheese, $7
Chicken thigh with sweet potato and avocado, $8
Mac and cheese with broccoli, $5


2307 Hancock Drive, , TX 78756 (512) 371-6840 Visit Website

Laguna Gloria

3801 Bull Creek Rd, Austin, TX 78703 (512) 458-8191

Epicerie at the Contemporary

3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703