I’m going to shelve Magazine Monday for another week because I don’t have time this morning to go down a Pinterest rabbit hole. Instead, I’ll share a supercute restaurant discovery I made last week, thanks to my BFF Karen’s recommendation. épicerie bills itself as a French cafe and grocery store, carrying a curated selection of wines and cheeses, as well as specialty jams and treats. Lunch was amazing–I had the chicken terrine, which was to. die. for. But what struck me immediately was its minimalist and modern design. There’s nothing “extra” about the decor of the place, and that kind of quiet simplicity is perfect if you need a break from a frenetic workday. It reminded me a lot of Marfa in that way. Read more about Marfa style here.

Gawd, how I love this ivy backdrop and the charcoal exterior.

Leather faux finish on the ceiling and charcoal walls are the perfect foil for a chic pendant and white furniture.

Speaking of chic pendants, I just adore these copper beauties, paired with Edison bulbs.

A novel way to handle order numbers.

Fresh stack of baguettes.

I forgot to take a pic of my dish, so I stole this off their website. Photo by Steven Ruud.

A glimpse at their tasty, tasty menu.

Photo by Steven Ruud.

Photo by Steven Ruud.

It’s no surprise to find out that Austin’s superstar architect Michael Hsu is behind the look, or that chef Sarah McIntosh was trained by Thomas Keller of the infamous French Laundry. What is surprising is that the surrounding Hancock neighborhood tried to prevent its opening. I would kill for something like this in my ‘hood.

2307 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 371-6840