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Kerbey Lane Cafe

2700 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704-4708 (South Austin)
(512) 445-4451
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Ranked #179 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Vegetarian, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South Austin
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner during the week. Waitress was Barbara. Was very personable. She gave us great suggestions in what to eat. I had the Greek chicken. It is everything and more. It is a lighter way to eat Greek. Chicken was moist. Hummus was flavored perfectly. Do not remove anything from this meal. The cooked spinach, grilled chicken, olives,... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kerbey Lane Cafe is an Austin gem. It is a home grown restaurant that started in a little house on Kerbey lane near downtown Austin. They are still owned by the founder's family and have expanded all over Austin. The food is amazing, well prepared and always creative. They strive to preserve the "Keep Austin Weird" phrase.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Blueberry pancakes, crisp bacon, amazing service. I am sure their other food is great- but I can never get anything else here. And all the servers are "Austin weird" in the best sense- so nice to all!

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was there just the other day for lunch, and found the Ahogada sandwich on their seasonal menu, and it was out of this world delicious! It's a pork carnitas, avocado, asadero cheese, red onions Panini sandwich in a bowl of thick tomato lime soup ('jus)! It says you'll need a fork and a spoon to eat and they ain't... More

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San Marcos, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Every time I go to the south Lamar Half Price Books store (located next door to this place), I make an effort to go hungry so I can stop here for a meal. The place is Austin in a nutshell, right down to the occasional dogs you see lying next to some of the diners' tables and the liberal feel... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Had breakfast here during a small trip to Austin and it was just great - the staff is SO friendly, you feel so welcome and the food is so good, it's cheap and the portions are big. The pancakes are soooo good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went with a couple of friends and we tried the caso and ships, the were the best I've ever had in years. It's a must try. Also their service is really good.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went on a Saturday morning and the place was extremely busy. However, we were able to get a table with almost no wait. The staff was very friendly despite the masses of customers and hustle and bustle. We loved everything we had, from the migas to the French toast (it was a special pumpkin bread version). All at very... More

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Mobile, AL
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210 reviews 210 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Though they had table service, and it was mostly prompt and was professional, I couldn't get the thought out of my head I was eating at a cafeteria (ala Morrisons or something). The menu was a welcome relief from the ubiquitous tex-mex surrounding the area. They had some middle eastern inspired selections, 'down-home' items i.e. pot roast, etc. Had the... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is my favorite place for pancakes, hands down. I've eaten a veggie burger there once and it was ok, but it felt sacrilegious. If you go here, you have to eat breakfast. There can be a wait at times, but the service is usually very fast once you sit down.

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