SouthBites Cafe and Coffee Bar to Open at New SXSW Center

On-site food options just the start for the new building

SXSW Center (Photo courtesy of SXSW)

Monday, June 3, 7am, the brand new SXSW Center will be opening its doors, complete with SouthBites, an onsite cafe and coffee bar.

Created by a team that includes Pink Avocado Catering’s Brent Schumacher and Flyrite Chicken’s former Culinary Operations Director Quirino “Q” Silva, SouthBites will be slinging a mindful menu of all-natural, ethically sourced, grab-and-go choices including tacos, sandwiches, salads, crudites, pastries, and more. Cuvee Coffee in all its most popular forms, from espresso to cold brew, will also be on site.

Rendering courtesy of Runa Workshop

“Q and I are longtime admirers of one another’s work, and outside of our personal friendship, we have always looked to collaborate in a more meaningful and continuous way,” says Schumacher. “I hope SouthBites cafe and restaurant is something the local community embraces as we look to offer high-quality but approachable food and drink options to an area that is traditionally considered limited on options, especially for those who work closer to the Capitol.”

And that’s not all Schumacher and Silva are bringing to the SXSW Center. Later this summer, they will be opening a pop-up beverage program for the Center’s rooftop deck, which offers panoramic views of Downtown, including the Texas Capitol, giving regular Austinites access to a space which will normally only be open to building tenants. And in early 2020, they’re slated to open a restaurant and bar in the space adjacent to the cafe on the ground-floor of the building. “It’s only the start for SouthBites,” says Schumacher, “But we couldn’t be more excited for the future ahead.”

View of the SXSW Center rooftop (Photo courtesy of SXSW)

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