First Look: Stonehouse Coffee + Bar

New hangout revives historic Dawson Stone House

Photo by Mara Bensing

Set in the historical Dawson Stone House, Stonehouse Coffee + Bar is S. Lamar's newest place to work and play. The group behind Star Bar, The Wheel, Lavaca Street Bar, Rattle Inn, and Gibson Street Bar (Stonehouse’s next door neighbors) wanted to highlight the landmark building and turn it into something the community can enjoy.

The building was built in 1900 by sister real estate developers and public school trailblazers Mary and Nannie Dawson, as part of the expansion of Austin’s South Heights. Despite having recently housed a title loan office, the building has continued to be a representation of the middle-class homes of the time and was officially recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1974.

Photo by Mara Bensing
The bright interior, designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (you know them as the architects behind every other Austin hospitality project), features wooden floors and benches, keeping the room looking crisp and sleek. The accessories are simple with pops of color in the throw pillows and framed pictures throughout the space. The outside patio, surrounded by several shady oak trees, is perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

Photo by Mara Bensing

The bar is blanketed with strips of wood with an espresso machine, baked goods counter, and a gelato freezer tucked to the side. Coffeehouse classics like espresso, cappuccino, and lattes are available, and customers can grab matcha lattes and local Cuvée drip. Stonehouse also offers up eats, like fresh pastries delivered daily by the local Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery, as well as gelato from Austin Gelato Company. With beer on draft and wine options, customers can relax and socialize after a long day at work. Looking to expand their food selection, Stonehouse is planning to add artisan grilled cheese food truck Burro in the near future.

Stonehouse Coffee + Bar
1105 S. Lamar
Daily, 7-2am

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