Sawyer & Co. embodies the hospitality of Austin and the soul of New Orleans, and the delicious culture of these great cities. Serving up cajun/creole food, cold beer, fun wines and retro-cocktails in the setting of a modern mid-century styled diner, Sawyer & Co creates an atmosphere where our diners are family.
Sawyer & Co. draws its inspiration from Arkie’s Grill, the E. Cesar Chavez institution that operated on this very space for 65 years. Owner Faye "Arkie" Sawyer, an Arkansas native, knew his customers by name and prided himself on friendly service. We've revived the iconic diner with a nod to the original owner in name and spirit. Our New Orleans style diner draws its name from Faye Sawyer, and that other famous Southern Sawyer - Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer.
Sawyer & Co. owners and Louisiana natives Stephen and Lauren Shallcross have made East Austin their home for many years now. Like 2 Dine 4 Fine Catering and the Swoop House (their other East Austin businesses), the Shallcrosses created Sawyer & Co. to share their love of food, community and hospitality.