Kerbey Lane Cafe Opens in Mueller Tomorrow
Get your breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner on
By Jessi Cape,
4:41PM, Thu. Dec. 6, 2018
Yes, Virginia, there is a Kerbey Lane Cafe opening in Mueller (2200 Aldrich) tomorrow, December 7, 9 am.
This eighth location of the beloved pancakes and everything else institution is the third largest, which is essential to hold what will inevitably be huge weekend crowds. Kerbey Lane Cafe started in May 1980 in a small house on, you guessed it, Kerbey Lane in north-central Austin. Famous for their giant pancakes, queso, and carafes of mimosas, the restaurant has been slinging a wide range of other dishes, too. From enchiladas to pan-seared salmon, and with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, there’s something for everyone.
The newest member of the family-owned local chain boasts 5,650 square feet, about 230 seats, a large pet-friendly patio and outdoor lounge, a huge bar, and a chef’s table for group meals. Richard Weiss of Weiss Architecture designed the new spot (and five of the other locations) and Kris Swift of Future Design Now handled interior design.
In May of this year, chef Joe Anguiano (formerly of Vox Table) started as executive chef across all locations, and his focus on sourcing seasonal, local, sustainable Ingredients falls right in line with what Kerbey Lane has been doing for almost 30 years. The fall menu, which will be available at Mueller, features dishes like akaushi short ribs and pumpkin pancakes. And fret not, they’ve still got weekly pancake specials, as well as cocktails, wine, beer, and, of course, $3 mimosas.
“In many ways, local businesses are the heart and soul of our community. My friends and I have been eating at Kerbey Lane Cafe for years; myself and my neighbors in Mueller are ecstatic to have another quintessential local business within walking distance of our homes," says Dave Neider, former chair of the Mueller Neighborhood Association.