Austin, Texas has a new addition! Sitting pretty in a 1950’s shopping center in the city’s Windsor Park neighborhood is Hank’s – a hip new eatery, bar and coffee shop that is sure to sweep the city off its feet.
While hard to picture today, the 8,500 square-foot space once housed a grocery store – that is, until local couple Andy Means and Jessie Katz got their hands on it. Enlisting the help of the talented Claire Zinnecker, the interior aficionado transformed the space into a light and bright dream, dubbing the style “minimalist desert modern.”
White Attica stretches across the bar top, where guests can sip on cocktails, wine, coffee and even nut milks made right in Austin proper. Paired with tones of green and black, White Attica, also featured on select tabletops, creates a powerful albeit natural look that serves as a dramatic counterpoint to the rich hues.
The interior features white walls, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling industrial style windows, with a variety of uniquely furnished (but equally well-lit) dining areas.
While the restaurant, bar and café each serve individual purposes, the spaces flow easily thanks to a cohesive design that marries warm woods, organic colors, Caesarstone White Attica and plenty of greenery. On the opposite end of the bar, patrons can get their caffeine fix at the impeccably decorated coffee shop.
“Being born and raised in Austin, I wanted to make sure to create a space that felt like Austin of the past and Austin of the future,” Zinnecker says. “Engaging local makers and small-business makers is important to all my designs, so I made sure that Hank’s utilized these resources,” shared Zinnecker.
And if the interior wasn’t enough to impress you, Hank’s also boasts an additional 4,000 square-foot patio – the perfect place to dine alfresco under the Austin sun.