Four years after Mueller residents staged an “eat in” in hopes of convincing Kerbey Lane Café to open a location in Mueller, we are finally getting our wish!
Kerbey Lane Cafe – famous for its pancakes, queso, seasonal menus and for giving back to the community – will open a new location in the heart of Mueller in the fall of 2018 on Aldrich Street.
“Bringing Kerbey Lane Cafe to Mueller is a dream come true for us as well as the neighborhood,” says chief executive officer Mason Ayer, who is the son of Kerbey Lane founders Patricia Atkinson and David Ayer. “We’re big fans of Mueller’s diverse, sustainable, and walkable community and are looking forward to being a part of this dynamic urban village in the heart of Austin,” Ayer says.
Kerbey Lane Cafe Mueller, the eighth location of the iconic local restaurant, is expected to be open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily, with room to seat 230 patrons, including at least 30 outdoor patio seats.
Kerbey Lane Mueller will be on the ground floor of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company headquarters building, currently under construction. About 20,000 square feet of space on the ground floor of the Texas Mutual building has been set aside for retailers and restaurants, including Kerbey Lane Café.
“Texas Mutual has a long history of supporting local companies,” says Rich Gergasko, president and CEO, Texas Mutual Insurance Company. “With its focus on fresh, home-made quality food and commitment to the community, Kerbey Lane Cafe was a natural fit as we considered neighbors for our new home in Mueller. Our employees are very excited about having this local icon in our building,” Gergasko says.
In advance of its opening next year, Kerbey Lane will participate in Mueller happenings including the free Aldrich Street Celebration taking place on Sept. 14 from 7-10 p.m. Kerbey will join Texas Mutual and other Mueller businesses at the celebration, and will have free samples of its famous queso and roasted vegetable dip, giveaways, and the chance to win prizes.