One of Austin’s most enchanting spaces is expanding its offerings and role in the community. The Contemporary at Laguna Gloria next spring will add a walk-up-window cafe from Épicerie chef-owner Sarah McIntosh.
Épicerie at The Contemporary is part of the Phase I of the Master Plan at the fourteen-acre Laguna Gloria campus that is home to the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School, and the Driscoll Villa. The cafe will serve dishes familiar to Épicerie guests like porchetta and pastrami sandwiches, salmon and kale salad and a selection of fine cheeses and charcuterie, as well as coffee, wine and beer and Épicerie’s new grocery line that includes jams, chutneys, pickles, fermented goods, spice blends and more. Full menu and hours for the cafe are still in development.
Guests will be able to dine under two shaded terraces or at a picnic spot of their own choosing in the sculpture park. The café will be housed in a modern steel and glass structure currently under construction.
The Master Plan also includes a new visitor center, museum shop, pergolas and renovated restroom facilities.