Cherrywood Coffeehouse opened in February 2009 and quickly gained enthusiastic support from the nearby French Place neighborhood. Owned and operated by Ryan Marks and his business partner Jennifer Marks, Cherrywood is a casual and comfy neighborhood joint with a friendly, welcoming vibe. These two New Orleans natives proudly proclaim “Real Food” on the sign outside and the kitchen delivers. Every neighborhood should be so lucky.
Cherrywood is known for it's great atmosphere, good people, reasonable prices and some of the best burgers in Austin. Add to that locally roasted organic fair trade Ruta Maya coffee and an extensive on tap beer list, and you have an Austin landmark restaurant that is hard to beat. Cherrywood Coffeehouse was the winner of a 2018 "First Plates" award from the Austin Chronicle, who noted, "This welcoming venue is the Cherrywood neighborhood, it seems, since everybody for miles around hangs out here for the best of coffee and breakfast tacos and especially – listen – that beefy hunk of sandwich perfection called The Wife’s Cheeseburger."
Co-owners Ryan Marks and Jennifer Marks have created a community-centric atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, including customers of the four legged kind on the dog friendly patio. With free music including a kids show on Sundays, community events like art fairs and open mics, and free yoga classes Monday through Friday, Cherrywood is a neighborhood gem with a true Austin vibe.