Located in Hyde Park, on the corner of 43rd and Speedway in the historic former post office building, Bureau de Poste at Tiny Grocer is a neighborhood French bistro offering French classics with a modern twist.
Bureau de Poste will feature old favorites and new specialties, along with exciting plats du jour. Open for daily dinner and weekend brunch. Indoor banquette and outdoor patio seating available.
After graduating from San Diego State University and culinary school, Jo Chan accepted her first job at Nobu Fifty-Seven in New York City.
From there, she went on to cook at some of the best restaurants in New York City. She worked under Jonathan Waxman at Barbuto in the West Village, served as Executive Sous Chef at Upland, and finally, after a brief stint at Red Rooster, went to Scandinavia as the travelling Executive Chef for James Beard winner Marcus Samuelsson.
Chef Jo then moved to Austin, where she rose to the position of Executive Chef at Eberly. In her time in this city, she has developed a genuine love and appreciation for the local culinary community, and has been humbled by the ways Austin, and Texas, has claimed and embraced her back. It felt only appropriate that when she competed on Season 19 of Top Chef, it was set in Houston, where Chef Jo smoked briskets, battled dinosaurs, and cooked for many of her childhood heroes.
On her return to Austin, she was proud to partner with local legend, Steph Steele of Tiny Grocer, to create Bureau de Poste, a brasserie-style French restaurant featuring the highest quality ingredients served in a casual setting. Chef Jo lives with her beautiful wife, Leah, who is an English professor at Texas State University, and their two perfect dogs, Blue and Luna.
The truth is Steph is a hands-on, service focused, product loving, grocer who loves to be on the floor interacting with her community.
Steph spent 24 years working for Whole Foods Market. In 2008, she moved to Austin from the Bay Area to run the flagship store of the company. Steph felt it was important for her professional experience to open a new store as the Store Team Leader, and opened Arbor Trails at William Cannon & Mopac.
In 2015, Steph decided to take a step away and return to school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication, and a minor in Non-Profit Management. While still in school she was honored to be tapped for the Director of Operations position, overseeing six properties for Bunkhouse. It was here that Steph saw first-hand how scrappy a smaller company must be. It was here that she learned how important design is in every aspect and that every detail matters. This experience led to projects like Sweedish Hill with Larry McGuire, and more.
On March 8th (International Women’s Day) 2021 (right in the middle of Covid), Steph was able to manifest her dream into a reality and opened Tiny Grocer on South Congress. Steph intends to give Austin, and now Hyde Park, access to the best products, true hospitality with health focused retail grocery. She is also a food lover and being able to bring a restaurant of this caliber to fruition in an incredible neighborhood, creating a gathering space for people to come together and share is incredible.