Austin Cafe and Wine Bottle Shop Golden Hour opens in November

A new neighborhood cafe, wine bar and Golden Hour bottle store will open this month. Cafe/Store 7731 Menchaca Road, Suite 100 will open in the South Austin neighborhood on Wednesday, November 9.

First, the wine: options will vary with low-intervention, natural wine methods sourced from around the world from family and small producers, available by the bottle or by the glass. Expect reds, whites, skin contact, sparkling and rosés. It will also offer canned beers.

And then the food: co-owner and chef Barclay Stratton will focus on European dishes. In the morning, that means items like a breakfast pithivier (a French closed pie) with bacon, eggs, and cheddar; fruit cake of olive oil; homemade yogurt with pomegranate granola and fruit; and more. The all-day menu will include deli meats from Austin’s boutique, La Salumeria, toast topped with canned mussels and shrimp oil, cheeses, and more. Dinner will include seafood like raw sea bass dishes.

A Golden Hour cake.
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Stratton previously worked on the opening team of New American Austin Lenoir restaurant, New York restaurant Blue Hill, a restaurant in Tuscany, Alabama restaurant OvenBird and others. He trained at the New York restaurant Blue Hill and the Tuscan restaurant Ristorante Degli Archi.

Co-owner Evan Dunivan is also behind Golden Hour. He who composed the wine list, focusing

Design firm McCray & Co. worked on the space. The interior features bar tables and seating, as well as wine racks and an order counter. The patio includes outdoor seating. Before officially opening the space, Stratton and Dunivan previewed the restaurant with a few weekend hours.

Golden Hour can be found in the Perch Apartments space plot. The cafe and shop hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with dinner hours 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Take-out wine bottle orders can be placed online.

Update, 2:49 p.m.: This article, originally posted at 2:33 p.m., has been updated with more details.

Luz W. German