The fast-casual all-day cafe menu focuses on all-day brunch, lunch, and dinner, available with counter- and table services. This means dishes such as tacos, buttermilk pancakes, shrimp and grits, brisket with eggs, Nutella toasts, grain bowls, toasts, and much more.
Drinks include cocktails like a vodka passionfruit lemonade, a frozen Moscow mule with blueberries, and a spicy strawberry margarita; Texas beers; wines; coffees; fresh juices; and nonalcoholic drinks.
The Austin space was designed by the architecture firm Chioco Design. It swaps Dish Society’s bright yellow for a paler yellow rounded out by blues and whites. There will be indoor and outdoor dining areas, plus a walk-up window.
Dish Society founder Aaron Lyons, who is from Austin, opened in 2014 near Houston’s Galleria and added three more locations across the city and one in Katy under his company Five 12 Restaurant Concepts. He also opened a similar offshoot restaurant, Daily Gather, in 2022 in the Memorial City neighborhood.
Lyons had wanted to open a restaurant in Austin for quite some time too. This expansion is part of Dish’s goal to open in other cities in Texas, as well as one within the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston in 2025.
This isn’t the first similar Houston restaurant to open first-ever Austin locations. Houston sandwich shop Local Foods opened downtown in 2022. Earlier this spring, Austin’s Veracruz All Natural opened a new restaurant, Veracruz Fonda.
Currently, Dish Society is operating with limited hours in Austin. It’ll open for full hours starting on Thursday, December 21. Those will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and then from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Its happy hour is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and then from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekends. Takeout orders can be placed through its mobile app; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.
Update, December 18: This article, originally published on April 4, has been updated with Dish Society’s Austin opening date and hours.