Rio’s Brazilian Cafe closes, Cover 3 opens near downtown

Rios Brazilian 010 exterior

Rio’s Brazilian Café in East Austin is closing, according to a Facebook post by the restaurant. The funky café with the drive-thru always felt-like a beachside hostel. It was scrappy and delivered flavorful Brazilian dishes and a mean take on a breakfast pocket. This weekend will be its last.

Sports Bar Cover 3 opened today in the old Third Base location on West Sixth Street near MoPac. The restaurant features the same menu as the Anderson Lane location with a few items from its sister restaurant, Cover 2.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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