Due to space limitations and the high volume of traffic on weekends customers will need to wait outside for their table. We have a covered patio with chairs and a water station on the west side of the building (next to Enterprise).
PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Please expect wait times on average of 25 to 45 minutes anytime after 9:30 a.m. on weekends. Large parties or special requests (booth only, particular server) will increase your average wait time.
Packaging fee on your receipt?
As a business the packaging fee helps to offset the non-food related price increases. As a small business we have decided to include a packaging fee vs continuing to incrementally increase our prices and change our menu. Packaging fee is 3% of the total bill and therefore the amount will vary depending on your ticket. This fee is applied to all tickets for dine-in and take-out.
On weekends we are asking all customers to please wait outside for a table & not to crowd the entrance.
Due to our size & to give the best service to all of our customers we will no longer sit parties larger than 8. A 18% gratuity will be included on all parties larger than 5.
Phone Orders & Take-Out
We have currently suspended curbside service. Please check-in with our take-out server at the podium when you walk-in. Phone orders stop at 1:00 p.m., customers may still place take-out orders until 1:45 p.m.
*take-out fee (18 % gratuity) will be included on all orders of 24 or more tacos and all large orders of 7 or more plates*
For over 75 years Joe Avila’s family has been serving the Austin community. Throughout the years the Avila family has become a dynasty among East Austin businesses and has generated a loyal customer base. Generations of families have patronized and been employed by this family business from the beginning of La Oriental at 2305 E. 9th St. to Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop at 2305 E.7th St. The story of Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is four generations in the making, and shows the perseverance, commitment and loyalty of one family.
The family business began in 1935 when Joe’s mother and stepfather, Sophia and Florentino De La O, opened La Oriental Grocery & Bakery at 2305 East 9th Street. The bakery on 9th street was not just a place of business but it was their home…