An Australian-style coffee shop and cafe and a restaurant focusing on Thai Street food and Lao cuisine are coming to Fort Worth.

WestBend, University District’s retail & dining destination near the Trinity River, on Sept. 21 announced the opening of Ascension Coffee and ZAAP Kitchen this fall.

“Trademark is thrilled to bring Ascension and ZAAP Kitchen to Fort Worth, as entrepreneurial brands with a unique story to tell,” said Terry Montesi, CEO of Trademark Property, developer of WestBend. “Today’s consumers have a real thirst for passionate, independent retailers. Ascension is an Australian-style coffee shop and café that will bring a great new gathering spot for breakfast, lunch and through the evening. ZAAP Kitchen is family-owned, focusing on fresh, made to order, authentic Lao cuisine and Thai Street food. I believe both concepts will be well received by the Fort Worth market.”