Chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki will open Launderette on February 19. The restaurant, currently hosting a few friends-and-family dinners, will eventually be an all-day café serving an eclectic mix of cuisine, with dishes like crab and feta toast to charred octopus, and garganelli with fennel sausage.
The restaurant is located at 2115 Holly St. in East Austin in the former Kleen Wash laundromat.
“It was the spirit of the space that drives our menu of simple, every day fare,” Ortiz said.
The restaurant will initially just serve dinner, Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 pm. On Friday and Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be added in the coming weeks.