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New restaurant with food truck cred opens with graffiti art, killer coffee and a medieval castle vibe

New restaurant with food truck cred opens with graffiti art, killer coffee and a medieval castle vibe

Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, mural
Art by Skeez18 along with some Castle Grayskull stylings around the windows and doors Photo by Tyler Rudick
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, exterior, Christmas decorations
After several months of renovation work, the Eatsie Boys have opened their long-awaited cafe in the former Kraftsmen Bakery location. Photo by Tyler Rudick
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, menu, chalkboard
The cafe is offering a limited menu through December as it prepares a number of new items for the New Year. Photo by Tyler Rudick
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, coffee machine
Barista Sarah Alvarado behind the new Eatsie coffee bar Photo by Tyler Rudick
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, counter
The Eastie Boys truck will go on hiatus as the group concentrates on the restaurant and its 8th Wonder Brewery. Photo by Tyler Rudick
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, mural
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, exterior, Christmas decorations
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, menu, chalkboard
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, coffee machine
Eatsie Boys Cafe, December 2012, counter

After months of renovating the former Kraftsmen Bakery location on Montrose, food truck darlings The Eatsie Boys opened the doors of their anticipated new brick-and-mortar cafe on Thursday.

Armed with their trademark comfort food and oddball ice cream flavors, the E-Boys will be testing the waters for the next week with a limited menu highlight their food truck favorites alongside a handful of new creations. The gang has ventured into the coffee world as well (with Greenway beans, no less).

"From the start, this place was a labor of love and we put our heart and soul in it." 

While the physical layout follows much of the old Kraftsmen set-up, the interior decor of the cafe is 100 percent Eatsie — a hodgepodge of art by Houston graffiti artist Skeez181, chalk board menus, industrial detailing and a sort of "Medieval castle" treatment around the windows and doors.

"There was no design consultant for the interior or anything," laughs Ryan Soroka, who co-founded the original food truck in 2011 with friends Matt Marcus and Alex Vassilakidis. "From the start, this place was a labor of love and we put our heart and soul in it.

"Right now we're concentrating on a smaller menu for our Eatsie friends and family. We'll be full throttle in the New Year with more offerings and a lot of seasonal options from Chef Matt."

Soroka says the E-trio is in the process of temporarily winding down the food truck while they continue to work on their 8th Wonder Brewery, which unveiled its first batch of beers in November. 

"After we honor our last few food truck events, we're just going to focus on the brewery and the restaurant," he explains. "Once we have those squared away, our goal is to have the truck parked at 8th Wonder as much as possible."

The Eatsie Boys Cafe (4100 Montrose) will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday before a soft opening week Dec. 17 through 21. An official full menu is planned for early January. Check the restaurant's website for more details.