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Welcome to the first Texas location for Shayna's Place, a sandwich and coffee shop inspired former owner Lou Olerio's cousin Shayna, who has Down syndrome. Shayna is the ultimate foodie and has developed an extraordinarily diverse palate that covers the spectrum of taste and cultures.

The original Shayna’s Place opened in Wickford, Rhode Island in 2015 and was created as a place of employment for people both with and without special needs.

“From the moment I decided to expand the family business, I was set on making Sylvan Thirty its home because of the development’s family feel,” Olerio said in a release. “The area’s residents appreciate the vibe of a unique family business versus walking into another chain restaurant even if it’s just for a quick bite to eat.”

Shayna’s Place is passionate about great tasting, quality food made and served with Love.