Kerbey Lane Cafe
March 1, 2013 1:21am CST
A former roommate introduced me to Kerbey Lane Cafe many years ago. Kerbey Lane Cafe is another locally owned restaurant franchise in Austin, Texas. That day I thought their pancakes were the best I had ever tasted, and I've eaten a lot of pancakes. A little over two years ago, a friend treated me to Kerbey Lane Cafe while I was visiting. We went to a different location. I didn't know there was more than one. And they're still opening more. Plus, now they have a website, complete with menus and specials. This came in handy for my friend, because she's always after me to stop taking so long reading the whole menu and place my order. lol One of my favorite things about eating out is enjoying perusing the menu. The pictures, names and ingredients of all the different dishes is like an appetizer for my senses. Anyway, when this friend took me, I read the menu online and wrote down my custom order and tucked it in my purse before we left to go eat. I had an artichoke omelette with basil pecan pesto sauce, a fruit cup, juice, tea. I can't remember what kind of toast, hash browns or grits I had, just that it was all incredibly delicious! I didn't want that meal to end, the food was that good. And our server was the first I'd seen that personified the popular local slogan, "Keep Austin Weird." She was a cross between a 1950s Lucille Ball and punk, but the total effect was really cool to look at, part of the experience, I guess.
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 13
Seems Austin has a wonderful selection of eateries, each with their own 'brand' I like omelettes, because they are rich in protein, they are ideal for protein and feeding the muscles after a gym work out. Sounds like it was a hearty meal you had.
• United States
5 Mar 13
You know, wolfie, I didn't think about it until you mentioned it, but yes, Austin is full of well branded, home owned and operated restaurants, of which Kerbey Lane Cafe is a shining example. Kerbey Lane Cafe is also highly favored for using locally grown produce from area farms and offering seasonal menus and specials.