2022 Austin Home & Design – Best Restaurants/Bars Design

Austin Home & Design Award Winners: Commercial Design

Restaurants/Bars – Paperboy Restaurant

Located on the same East Austin site where the owners began the food truck years ago, the new Paperboy brick-and-mortar gives a nod to its origins. Smooth plaster walls sit behind a permeable screen of custom, locally sourced terracotta breezeblock. The breezeblock encloses the ground-floor patio and extends up to form the guardrail of the rooftop deck. On the roof, herbs and native plants fill numerous planters. Olive trees line the rooftop parapet, framed against a slatted cedar trellis. Inside, a terrazzo bar top connects diners to the open kitchen and coffee/cocktail bar.