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Italian cafe Uncle Nicky's opens location in East Austin

Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
Uncle Nicky's now has two locations in Austin.

The partners behind Uncle Nicky's brought a taste of Italian cafe life to Hyde Park last year and are now doing the same in East Austin. 

The cafe opened this week on the ground floor of Hotel Eleven (1123 E. 11th St.), serving the same menu of salads, sandwiches, pastas, coffee drinks, Italian-inspired cocktails and more found at the original. This restaurant critic recommends the spicy capicola and smoked provolone sandwich with spicy Duke's mayonnaise and an Aperol spritz. 

Uncle Nicky's is operated by chef Nicholas Yanes of Juniper, Via 313 founders Brandon and Zane Hunt and Nickel City partner Travis Tober. The cafe is currently open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. with dine-in and online to-go ordering available.