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Popular Austin Diner Chain Opens in Mueller

Kerbey Lane Cafe brings pancakes to Aldrich Street with its eighth restaurant

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pumpkin pancakes
Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pumpkin pancakes
Kerbey Lane Cafe [Official]
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Austin’s favorite diner chain Kerbey Lane Cafe opens its next restaurant up in Mueller at 2200 Aldrich Street as of today, Friday, December 7.

The latest Kerbey Lane, the eighth one, is known for its diner menu, full of pancakes, breakfast dishes, sandwiches, queso, late-night dining, and more. The cafe chain shook things up in the kitchen earlier this spring by hiring executive chef Joe Anguiano, who had formerly been with shuttered South Lamar restaurant Vox Table.

The space was designed by Richard Weiss (Weiss Architecture), who had worked on previous Kerbey Lanes, as well as interior design by Kris Swift (Future Design Now). The restaurant includes a bar, pet-friendly outdoor lounge, and chef’s table.

The Mueller address was selected because residents staged what they referred to as an “eat-in” at the original Kerbey Lane location in 2013, because they wanted a Kerbey Lane in their neighborhood.

Kerbey Lane Cafe opened in 1980 by founders Patricia Atkinson and David Ayer. Their son, Mason Mayer, is currently the chief executive officer.

Alas, the Mueller hours aren’t 24/7 like most of the other locations. It’s open from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Friday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

Next up for Kerbey is its not-Kerbey Lane Cafe restaurant on South Lamar. High Note, which will focus on healthier fare that’s mostly gluten-free (including a vegan queso), is set to open sometime in January or February of next year. Then, Kerbey Lane Cafe’s next location is the long-in-the-works West Baker Lane restaurant.

Kerbey Lane Cafe [Mueller]

2200 Aldrich Street, Austin, Texas 78723 Visit Website

Kerbey Lane Cafe

2606 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78705 (512) 477-5717 Visit Website