South Austin Coffee and baked goods truck Teal House Bakery is expanding to a storefront on South Congress later this year. The new cafe will open at 2304 South Congress Avenue (in the former location of New India, which closed in 2018) in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood.
Teal House is currently known for coffee drinks and excellent baked goods like cinnamon rolls, kolaches, croissants, and pies, including gluten-free varieties. With the new location, owner Lance Phillips plans to expand the current offerings, with items like caramel sticky buns, cookies, and cinnamon rolls with Nutella, as well as add light lunch options like soups, salads, and sandwiches on bread made in-house.
Phillips started Teal House with his family out of their teal house in 2016. Thus, when looking for a space, he wanted it to feel like home, and Phillips feels they have found that in this building.
The family actually started their search for a storefront location last year, including three months of negotiations with a different South Austin space that ultimately, per Phillips, decided they would only work with a national brand. “There just are not that many great spaces for trucks and trailers,” he elaborated. “We don’t have the space for more prep in our trailer and commissaries cost a lot as well. So brick and mortar made the most sense for us.“
The Teal House Bakery trailer opened in 2018, and will continue to serve on East Slaughter Lane.
Source: Thanks https://austin.eater.com/2020/2/27/21155127/teal-house-bakery-opening-south-congress-restaurant