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$4,420
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 4 2016 6:44 PM UTC +00:00
$4,420
pledged of $53,000pledged of $53,000 goal
47
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 4 2016 6:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

Not just another cafe.

Austinites love caffeine, socializing, and their neighborhoods. They also love sharing these experiences with friends and families. A niche exists that has yet to be filled for a family-friendly, quality-driven coffee/tea house with a comfortable, cozy and inviting atmosphere. 

While there are several coffee shops in the north central Austin area to grab a coffee or tea, there are no gathering places that a) offer delicious, quality English/French-inspired foods, b) are family-friendly, c) have meeting rooms that allow for privacy and events AND d) are warm and charming.

That’s where Brentwood Social House comes in!

Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano met and found they shared the same dream – to open a tea/coffee shop in the neighborhood where they both live. 

Suzanne will design the shop interior and manage the daily operation. 

Sarah will create the English and French-inspired menu, using farm fresh ingredients in her tasty English pastries, quiches, savory pies and salads. 

Together they will develop a space where neighbors can come for excellent tea and coffee, wholesome and cultural food, and share inspired conversations.

The good news.

Suzanne and Sarah have found the perfect location and are in the process of signing the lease! The space is located in the popular and growing Brentwood neighborhood, also very close to Crestview, Hyde Park and Rosedale. It will be within walking distance for many, with ample parking for those driving by. It has beautiful curb appeal and is on the corner lot at a light of a highly-trafficked street. 

This gorgeous 2200 sq ft cafe will have a main dining area and separate rooms for privacy, including areas for a kid-friendly space where kids can play and parents can relax and a quiet area for those needing concentration while they work. And all areas/rooms would be available to rent for meetings, parties or events. 

There will be an outdoor patio deck with additional seating on the lawn area. The pet-friendly garden is spacious for you and your best friends to enjoy. 

Why your help is welcome...and needed!

While this spot already has a great charm about it there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

The current tenants have already done a lot of the finish out inside but it is set up for a clothing boutique and not a cafe.

Electricity and plumbing will have to be increased, floors leveled, bathrooms updated, walls demoed, grease trap installed, and tons of other smaller updates.

Originally we were going to bake off-site and bring the goods to the cafe to serve. However, we would love to make fresh food in-house every day. Imagine walking in to the tantalizing aroma of scones baked that morning. An on-site kitchen would also allow us to make food to order such as our delicious, sweet and savory crepes. We love the benefits of baking in-house but the costs fall outside our available funds.

Through personal investment and an SBA loan we are able to: 
• Renovate the space from a clothing boutique to tea and coffee house
• Purchase some equipment and furniture

Your super-appreciated contribution will help us:
• Renovate the kitchen area to standard commercial code
• Purchase an oven and baking equipment 

We are so excited to be embarking on this journey and creating a special place for you to enjoy. And we would love your support. 

Your funds will help make our space a place to call home, for not just us, but for the community.

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Suzanne or Sarah would love to hear from you! If you have questions, suggestions or just want to say hi, you can reach them at info@brentwoodsocial.com.

Check out our website to get the latest news www.brentwoodsocial.com.

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Special thanks to Molly McDermott for helping us shoot and edit the video. You're a rockstar!

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Please contact us if you'd like to donate but would like us to consider a different reward. We're totally flexible and would love to work with you.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is getting the construction and permitting completed on time and on budget. We have not begun renovations and there are always surprises once you start any project of this scale. We have assurances from our architect and builder that they will be able to complete their portions within our timeframe. The City of Austin is a whole other thing.

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    Visit us and receive a delicious English pastry, coffee or tea of your choice.

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    Receive a delicious English pastry AND coffee or tea of your choice.

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    Come in every day for a week for a free drip coffee or tea - start and end your week right.

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    Have your morning cup of drip coffee or tea with us every day for an entire month.

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    Half dozen of any baked goods of your choice. For those of you not in the Austin area, we'll ship you a half dozen of our most popular treats.

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    A dozen of any baked goods of your choice. For those of you not in the Austin area, we'll ship you a baker's dozen of our most popular treats.

    + A free one-hour French lesson for you and a friend. You will start learning the basics over a pot of tea.

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    Tea (or coffee) and cake for 2 served with gratitude on our fancy cake stand.

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    2 pounds of coffee and a hand-crafted coffee mug from a local Austin artist. These can be shipped if you do not live in the Austin area.

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    3 pounds of coffee and a hand-crafted coffee mug from a local Austin artist. These can be shipped if you do not live in the Austin area.

    + You get to create your own coffee drink that will be on the menu for an entire season.

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    1 free coffee or tea drink of your choice per week for an entire year - that's 52 cups of caffeine!

    + (2) one-hour private French lessons - All levels, from beginner to advanced

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    2 free coffee or tea drinks of your choice per week for a year - that's 104 drinks!

    + SPONSOR level recognition on our website (logo/photo and bio) and name recognition in our initial press release.

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    1 free coffee or tea drink of your choice per day for a year - it'll keep you caffeinated for a full year!

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    Hold a birthday party (or anything party) for you and 10 friends including birthday cake!

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    A special lunch for you and your friend to sample everything on the menu and chose your favorite to be named after you.

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    Hold a private party here – from an office party to a baby shower – for up to 25 people. Pastries and coffee/tea will be provided.

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    Hold a private party (wouldn't a wedding be wonderful?!) here for up to 50 people. The entire cafe will just be for you and your party. Pastries and coffee/tea will be provided.

    + SPONSOR level recognition on our website (logo/photo and bio) and name recognition in our initial press release

    + FEATURED SPONSOR recognition on our homepage

    + As our guest of honor you can visit anytime in 2016 with a friend for lunch on us!

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Funding period

- (30 days)