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Kerbey Lane Cafe

#325 of 2,944 Restaurants in Austin
#357 of 3,238 Places to Eat in Austin
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3003 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
512-445-4451
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Every Time in Austin

Every time we are in Austin we eat here. I love their mid east salad and their sweet potato fries. Service is quick even when busy. I wish they had these in Dallas

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Julien D
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Every time we are in Austin we eat here. I love their mid east salad and their sweet potato fries. Service is quick even when busy. I wish they had these in Dallas

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Roydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Three simple dishes took ages to arrive. And when they did...no big surprise!...cold fries, limp tacos, and a tired, dried out burger. The wait staff were friendly but unprofessional. The result? We will never return to a Kerbey Lane restaurant in Austin, and will urge our friends to avoid them too. What a shame. Getting the basics right shouldn't be... More 

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Ri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I like this place and go every time I'm in town, but I'm tired of lukewarm food. Each time I hope for the best, but this last trip may have ended my enjoyment of this fun cafe. The food has great flavor and is original, too, and the service is usually first rate. But I think I'll go someplace else... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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74 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

French toast made with lemon poppy bread, migas and grapefruit mimosas were my favorites during my first visit. It was hard to narrow my selection from the tempting menu, so I'll return on a future trip to Austin. Casual, affordable and quick friendly service. Try the patio seating.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went for breakfast and had fantastic chilaquiles! No need to dress up OR down to hit this place - even the wait staff is eclectic (all of whom, by the way, were on the ball, engaging, and friendly). It was also the cleanest place we visited during our trip to Austin - even the bathrooms sparkled. Go here!

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Farmville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Clean, friendly environment which caters to all, even those with food issues. I have severe food allergies to mammal meat and dairy, and was able to enjoy a vegan made-in-house-from-scratch "burger" that was simply amazing in both presentation and taste!. Highly recommend!

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was excited to eat here for my birthday breakfast as I heard the pancakes were delicious. Highly overrated, below average service and tasteless pancakes.

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Cooper City, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is eclectic, unique, and fun. The servers are friendly. Had a great time in a great atmosphere. Try the pancakes!

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went during my week trip to Boston. There special pancake for the day was s'mores. They were amazing! Delicious chocolate pancakes with marshmellow syrup stuff on top. Yum. Other food was ok, eggs were good. Service was attentive. I'd definitely go back hopefully for more s'mores pancakes :)

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Kerbey Lane is an Austin institution. It has sort of a diner menu and feel, great for families or friends. This new location has great decor too. There will always be a wait for breakfast/brunch on the weekends but it moves pretty quickly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3003 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-445-4451

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?