Jon Hamm's Favorite Breakfast Tacos & Other Items to Keep you Fueled-Up During SXSW

In a SXSW interview this week, actor Jon Hamm (of Mad Men fame) reveled his favorite Austin breakfast taco is an old favorite from Kerbey Lane Cafe. Though we no longer offer the chorizo and egg taco Hamm describes, we do have several classic options to keep you going during a busy SXSW season. Here are our suggestions:


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Eggs Francisco

The Dish: An English muffin topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado and our famous queso. This breakfast favorite has a long history of helping SXSW-goes make it through late nights and early mornings.

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Breakfast Tacos

The Dish: An Austin classic. Though we no longer make the chorizo and egg version Joh Hamm lamented over, we do have many other combinations available including veggie chroizo, bacon and sausage. Choose any combination of your favorite fillings - great for breakfast on the run.


Carl's Breakfast

The Dish: Shhhh, an old favorite of Kerbey's Director of Food & Facilities, Carl's Breakfast is a "secret menu" item. This breakfast sandwich is comprised of an English muffin filled with ham, egg and cheese and is traditionally served with homefries and fruit.


Featured Pancakes

The Dish: Our weekly featured pancake during the second week of SXSW is S'mores. This delicious stack of cakes contains chocolate, marshmallow fluff and graham crackers. If S'mores aren't your thing, we always offer traditional buttermilk, Apple Whole Wheat, Blueberry and Gingerbread as well as a weekly featured Vegan (Chili Cinnamon Chocolate) and Gluten Free (Vanilla) option.



Naked Chile Relleno

The Dish: From our Spring seasonal menu, this take on a TexMex classic starts with a roasted (versus fried) pobalno pepper that is then stuffed with chicken, blue cheese, queso fresco and caramelized onions. The naked relleno is served on a bed of sour cream sauce, then topped with queso fresco and achiote sauce.

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Queso Philly

The Dish: Another favorite from our Spring seasonal menu, the Queso Philly is made with tender Akaushi steak, red onions, green peppers and creamy queso; all served on a hoagie bun.


Greek Chicken

The Dish: A lighter item, the Greek Chicken includes grilled chicken breast, steamed spinach, tomato, kalamata olives, feta cheese, hummus, tabbouleh, tzatzki and fresh grilled pita bread.

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The Dish: We'd be remiss if we didn't mention a long-time crowd-pleaser - our Classic Queso. Our house recipe of creamy, delicious cheese dip has kept SXSW'ers and locals alike coming back for more. If you're looking for something extra, you can always order your Queso "Kerbey" style (with a heaping scoop of homemade guacamole) or "Cowboy" style (with black beans).

Most of our seven Austin-area locations are open 24/7 to sustain you through SXSW madness (we've even been known to have some celebrity sightings at some of our stores). Check here for locations and hours.