Westlakers rejoiced on August 15, 2014 when we opened our location at 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway in the Village at Westlake. Kerbey Lane Cafe began as a humble “mom and pop” operation when we opened in 1980 on Kerbey Lane in Central Austin, and 34 years later we’re celebrating the opening of our sixth location!
Westlake is a well-established area that is growing at a fast rate (but with a serious shortage of breakfast-for-dinner options). We heard Westlake’s cry for evening pancakes, and we delivered. Our Westlake location features our same eclectic menu, including Kerbey Lane favorites like Eggs Francisco, Migas, and Bison Frito Pie as well as Vegan Queso and Gluten-Free French Toast.
Westlakers can also enjoy our year-round seasonal menus and our weekly pancake specials, as well as $3 wine and beer anytime. And just like all of our other locations, the walls here are adorned with photographs and paintings created by local artists, most of which are available for sale.
The Westlake location is affectionately referred to as “Kerbey Lane South Beach” because of its art deco/Miami-esque feel. The architect is Richard Weiss of Weiss Architecture, who designed the buildings for our South Lamar, UT, and William Cannon locations. Mr. Weiss is also well known as the Alamo Drafthouse architect.
When asked about his inspiration for the design of the Westlake location, Richard said, “This was a fun location to design because the previous incarnation of the space (The Lion & Rose Pub) was an English pub with very little natural light on the interior. Opening up the façade with windows fills the space with natural light, and takes advantage of the elevation and the views. The space incorporates elements from previous Kerbey Lane Cafe locations, but we were inspired by the two existing palm trees and the massing to give the exterior a more art deco vibe.”
As you arrive to see palm trees, geometric accents, pastel colored lighting, and modern furniture you’ll be transported back to that one time you stepped out of the Colony Hotel on Ocean Drive wearing a monokini (or if you prefer, a white linen blazer). But we’ll quickly bring you back to the heart of Texas about the time we serve your Cowboy Queso.
So if you live in Westlake, gather up the whole fam damily for Sunday brunch, where you’ll enjoy organic eggs from Vital Farms, all-natural ham and sausage, and fair-trade organic coffee from Third Coast Coffee. And of course—our famous pancakes! If you prefer to dine al fresco with man’s best friend at your feet, you’ll want to take advantage of the outdoor seating available on our dog-friendly patio.
Even if you don’t live in Westlake and you’re just a Kerbey Lane Cafe fan, come check out our new digs!
The Westlake location is open from 6 a.m-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and
6 a.m-Midnight(ish) on Friday and Saturday.