First Look: Stonehouse Coffee + Bar
New hangout revives historic Dawson Stone House
By Sierra Diaz,
1:20PM, Tue. Mar. 28, 2017
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.
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