Brunch restaurant inks first retail lease in Australian co.'s apartment tower in Midtown Houston

The Flying Biscuit Café is the first retail tenant signed on for Australia-based Caydon’s new apartment tower in Midtown. 

The Atlanta-based restaurant will occupy more than 3,200 square feet at 2850 Fannin St., according to a press release from Caydon. The brokers on the deal were not included in the release.

The 27-story tower, slated to open next year, will include more than 13,000 square feet of retail space in addition to 357 apartment units. Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects designed the tower, and Alabama-based Hoar Construction is the general contractor. Caydon’s in-house team worked on the interior design. 

This will be one of the first Flying Biscuit locations in the Houston area and in Texas overall. The company opened its first Texas location in Richardson about a year ago, per the release. According to the restaurant’s website, it also has locations coming soon to Dallas and the Memorial City area. The company has 13 Georgia locations open or coming soon, three locations open in North Carolina, one in Florida and one slated to open in South Carolina in early 2019. 

The Flying Biscuit offers southern-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch options and is generally open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on weekends at most locations. The Midtown location’s menu will have a “Tex-Mex twist,” per Caydon’s release. 

“As Houston continues to emerge as a world-class city with a rich culinary scene, we are strategically focused on partnering with community-driven staples that will complement our iconic landmark development in the epicenter of Midtown,” Joe Russo, principal of Caydon, said in the release. “Similar to Caydon, The Flying Biscuit strives to build strong ties to its community and deep relationships with their neighbors and friends. We are committed to satisfying the demand of those who live within and will visit the neighborhood.”