Sprawling South Austin coffee shop and bar Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden is expanding with a new location in East Austin. It will be located at a historic site of a Texaco Depot at 1300 and 1302 East Fourth streets.
Cosmic has stayed mostly mum on what the new project will entail. Co-founder Paul Oveisi told Eater that the team hopes to make an announcement later this year. Oveisi confirmed there would be a restaurant component but could not yet provide details.
However, some sleuthing by real estate blog Towers noted that the presentation to the City of Austin’s Historical Landmark Commission made frequent use of the word “taqueria.” The presentation, required to renovate the building, was approved in May.
It also appears that the new space, designed by several firms (Clayton & Little Architects, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Franklin Alan, and Space Squared) will have a patio space, roof deck, and will keep the murals that cover the outside.
Oveisi and co-founder Patrick Dean opened the original location of Cosmic in January 2018, taking over what was supposed to be an additional location of Buzz Mill Coffee. In addition to coffee and alcohol, the site is home to lauded food trailers like new-school barbecue spot LeRoy & Lewis, taco-focused Pueblo Viejo, and chicken wing truck Tommy Want Wingy.