Popular Austin Cafe to close after 23 years of business

December 19, 2023 by No Comments

Austin’s beloved Pacha Cafe is bidding farewell. After 23 years of serving up comfort food and cozy vibes, the North Campus mainstay will close its doors on New Year’s Eve, December 31st.

Co-owners Marjorie and David Boulden made the bittersweet announcement via email and a cafe door notice. Pacha’s menu, a haven for students and locals alike, featured pancakes (including the legendary bacon, pear, and scallion), migas, omelets, sandwiches, salads, and a warm selection of coffees, hot chocolates, mimosas, and more.


The journey began in 2000 when Julie and Laurent Fouillet opened Pacha on Burnet Road. In 2008, they passed the torch to the Bouldens, who introduced an organic twist to the menu. Seeking a larger space, Pacha relocated to Guadalupe Street in 2022.

Before its final curtain call, Pacha will take a break on Christmas Eve and Day, returning for one last hurrah on December 31st. And for a touch of nostalgia, the cafe will auction off tables, decorations, and other memorabilia. Bids can be placed with baristas, with pick-up happening on December 31st from 3 to 4 PM.

So raise a mug to Pacha Cafe, a cherished Austin institution that nurtured generations with its delicious food and welcoming atmosphere. As the year ends, so does an era, but the memories linger on, as sweet and comforting as a Pacha pancake.


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