Our story

On May 5th, 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe opened its doors for business, operating out of a small house on Kerbey Lane in north-central Austin. We’ve always sought to serve good, homemade quality food that is local, healthy and affordable while providing a welcoming and memorable experience to all who come through our doors. These simple principles have helped grow Kerbey Lane Cafe from a single location operation out of a humble house into an Austin-favorite comprised of seven restaurants spread across the Austin area.

Our team

Anja Jacobs

Anja Jacobs

Managing Partner, Central

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Danyiel Weismantel

Managing Partner, South

Austin Weber Kerbey Lane Cafe

Austin Weber

Managing Partner, Northwest

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John Fahy

Managing Partner, University


Leo Castilleja

Managing Partner, Southwest

Brant Olferser Kerbey Lane Cafe

Brant Olfers

Managing Partner, Westlake

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Mark Capehart

Managing Partner, Rock Creek

Mason Ayer

Mason Ayer


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Marc Armaos

Area Director


Christina Ayer



Phillip Bachus

Director of Operations

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Kelly Detlefsen

Director of Training

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Rose Ann Garza

Director of People Operations

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Karli Isiyel

Creative Director

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MJ Jackson

Director of Systems & Strategy

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Amanda Kuda

Director of Marketing

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Carl Leefe

Director of Foods & Facilities


Miguel Torres

Director of Culinary Experience