South Austin gets its 24-7 caffeine fix starting Friday, as locally owned Bennu Coffe opens in the oldDominican Joe’s space at 515 S. Congress Ave. The shop will celebrate its grand opening starting at 9 a.m. with a coffee and stroopwafel party featuring complimentary stroopwafels from bakeshop,Stroop Club. Texas Coffee Traders will also be on site offering free coffee tastings and information about their sourcing and roasting methods.
As with the original location, which opened in April of 2009, the new Bennu will be open all day, everyday and serve their specialty coffee drinks, like the Iced Bennu, their Gourmet Mocha menu, cold brew in town, individual French presses, and more. They will also add the “Dominican Joe Honey Cream Latte” to the menu at both locations as a tribute to DJ’s legacy. Bennu will continue to serve DJ’s trademark coffee that benefits Makarios, “a non-profit working to pull families out of poverty by making sure children get an education in the Dominican Republic,” which will be sold by the bag and on rotation for drip coffee at both Bennu locations.
Food offerings will continue to have the same local feel, with grab-and-go options from including Taco Mex, The Green Cart, Russell’s Bakery, Hoboken Pie, Fricano’s Deli, The Stroop Club stroopwafels, Ladybird Provisions, Skull & Cakebones Bakery, Hot Jumbo Bagel and more.
Bennu was founded by Stephanie and Steve Williams, a co-founder of Epoch Coffee and Chameleon Cold Brew.