Tarrytown residents in West Austin, after years of having no restaurants, finally see the return of food to Tarrytown Center located on either side of Exposition at Windsor Road. After Houston resident, Jeanne Daniels, an outspoken vegan, took over the property, which once housed The Grocery, Holiday House, Texas French Bread, and Formosa, and declined to renew their leases; has finally consented to lease the space formerly inhabited by Texana Coffee, to Austin Java. The most amazing part of the story is that, for whatever reason, she has conceded to allow food to be served, as well as a full bar.
Breakfast (served all day) includes Granola, Oatmeal, Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs with vegan bacon and sausage, Pancakes, French Toast, Breakfast tacos, Omelettes and several different Eggs Benedicts.
There is a fresh bakery case, hosting Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Croissants, and Bagels.
The space boasts two big screen TVs and serves Appetizers such as Chips & Queso, Salsa, Guacamole, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hummus, Quesadillas, Black Bean Quesadilla, and Nachos. Unremarkable in a normal scenario, but in this neighborhood for years devoid of cheese or dairy, this should bring people in.
Lunch and Dinner items include several salads, including a Caesar, Leaf Salad, a Thai salad and a Southwest with vegan chorizo, black beans, cheddar and sour cream. There are Soups, Sandwiches and Wraps, Pasta Favorites, and five Veggie Burgers to choose from.
There are coffee drinks, non-coffee drinks, Italian sodas, and smoothies, and worth mentioning again, full bar. I’m not sure this neighborhood has had full bar service before, at least not in years.
I’m looking forward to seeing the return of the hustle and bustle this formerly busy neighbor center has lacked for years, because of the ideology of one person.
Welcome to the neighborhood Austin Java, this resident of 22 years wishes you the best of luck!
Austin Java, 3110 Windsor Road, Austin, Texas; 512-474-5282 www.austinjava.com
For more information on this years long neighborhood drama, just do an online search for “Jeanne Daniels Tarrytown”, and read the articles from Texas Monthly, Austin American Statesman, ynn.com and more.