A Note From Our CEO

It recently occurred to me that perhaps our guests don’t know all the care that has gone into making Kerbey Lane Cafe what it is today. You see, I quite literally grew up in this restaurant and it's easy to forget not everyone shares my unique vantage point. As a child earning pocket change scraping gum off the bottom of tables at our original location, I sometimes dreamed of the future for my family's restaurant, but never guessed that Kerbey Lane Cafe would grow into an Austin institution.

My parents created something remarkably unique when they opened this restaurant back in 1980. What started as a passion project to create a restaurant that served high-quality, home-cooked food at reasonable prices has become an iconic Austin business known for delicious pancakes and mouth-watering queso, both of which are still made from the original recipe and produced from scratch in our restaurants every single day.

Though we’ve grown from a cafe in a little house to eight busy restaurants spread across Austin, our purpose remains the same: to be a place where everyone feels welcome. Growing up, I saw my parents exemplify this purpose time and time again. From our guests to our vendor partners to our Team Members, we’ve always prided ourselves on going the extra mile to bring this purpose to life.

On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to thank you for being our guest at Kerbey Lane Cafe.

We look forward to serving you soon,

Mason Ayer

CEO, Kerbey Lane Cafe