Sandra Bullock has had more success than most celeb restaurant owners with Bess Bistro in Austin, TX. The restaurant has been open on West 6th Street since 2006. Since then she has also opened Walton Fancy and Staple, a bakery/flower shop/gift shop/deli across the street.
Bess' all inclusive Brunch buffet, including Bacon and Andouille sausage, Pork Belly Benedict, Lox & Bagels, Brunch Hash, Macaroni and Cheese, Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, and fresh pastries, is a local favorite.
The restaurant's website describes the process of opening as "an idea in the making for over 4 years, historic brick columns and arches, iron railings, and old timbers have been carefully preserved and complemented with solid pecan woodwork, custom tile, extraordinary etched glass, antique mirrors and artwork, to create a whimsically intimate setting for any occasion. The 6th Street entry to Bess is a canopied stairway to the Bess Experience, a unique blend of casual elegance, cheeky ease, and European flair mixed with good ol' Southern come'n get it."
Check out Bess' full menu at bessbistro.com.