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Food Truck Paperboy Opens a Restaurant This Week for the Breakfast-Obsessed

The spot will dish out its signature Texas hash and B.E.C, along with some new lunch items

Breakfast sandwich from Paperboy
Breakfast sandwich from Paperboy
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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.

Breakfast food truck Paperboy is opening its first physical restaurant this week in Central East Austin. When the 1203 East 11th Street restaurant opens on Thursday, July 9, its two food trucks — one on East 12th Street and the other on South Lamar Boulevard in front of Merit Coffee — will close.

Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Paperboy is only opening its two patios (one street-level, the other on the roof) for dine-in service through recommended reservations. There’s also a takeout window as well. While not currently available, the restaurant will also soon accept to-go orders through its website.

The larger space allowed chef Patrick Jackson to expand the menu. This means new breakfast and lunch dishes, such as pancakes, miga, pastries, soups, salads, and bowls, alongside original items such as the Texas hash and B.E.C. (bacon, sunny-side egg, and pimento cheese sandwich). There’s also plans for cocktails, along with more coffee options.

The space was designed by architecture firm Chioco Design and interior designer Laura Harms, along with general contractor IE2 Construction and engineer Civilitude. The space features lots of greenery and terra-cotta breeze blocks sourced from D’Hanis, Texas.

The East 11th Street address had been home to the original food truck when it opened in November 2015 by owner Ryan Harms. When construction began in February 2019, that truck relocated to 1110 East 12th Street. The truck also expanded with a second location outside of Merit Coffee on South Lamar that following month.

Paperboy’s hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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