Popular Coffee Shop Cenote Closes Windsor Park Location


Cenote, a vital coffee store and cafe, has shuttered its Windsor Park branch. On Sunday, September 18, it left 6214 Cameron Road for the final time. The location on East Cesar Chavez will stay open.

Cenote served coffee, wine, beer, and tacos and burgers for brunch. The coffee shop cited growing expenses of goods and labour and a recession as reasons for closing.

General Manager Alanah Patterson explains to Eater via email that "even with our menu prices getting hiked this January, we were unable to attain the revenues needed to support the restaurant."

Cody Symington, a co-owner of the coffee shop, passed away in 2021. His father, Nick Symington, as well as his brother and other investors had been in charge of managing the cafe.

His wife, Mary Jenkins, is also a partner in the East Cesar Chavez business. According to Eater, Mary Jenkins is in the process of buying out the other partners so she would be the only owner of the East Cesar Chavez establishment.

The first Cenote restaurant was established by Symington on East Cesar Chavez in 2012, and the Windsor Park location was added in 2017, taking over the final Fran's Hamburgers establishment.

According to a Nextdoor post by a Cenote general manager, Cenote owns the building in Windsor Park and is looking for another restaurant or coffee shop to acquire or lease the area.

Similar to this, Word of Mouth, an Austin catering business, closed its South First bakery earlier this month while keeping its 12th Street bakery operational. Leslie Moore, the property's owner, is looking for a new cafe, eatery, or bar to occupy the area.

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