Kerbey Lane is Austin’s staple 24-hour restaurant, known for its breakfast items (specifically, incredible pancakes) & queso. Back in college, my friends would always go to Kerbey for breakfast whenever it was one of our birthdays (and free pancakes, of course). It was also the place we’d go to after physic exams, which ended at 9 pm…
So of course, Kerbey holds lots of special memories for me, especially since it was only three minutes away from the dorms that I lived in.
It’s perfect to just stop by in the morning, during the day, after a late night test or study session, or even when it’s 1 AM and I’m just craving breakfast (because technically 1AM is the next day and so breakfast food is justifiable).
Kerbey’s always had a warm and welcome feel to it, and when we went, they even gave me a free pancake for my birthday! We ordered the Paris Texas Platter (French Toast & Migas, which consists of scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, tortilla chips, cheddarjack cheese), a full stack of lemon poppy seeds pancakes, and the Breakfast Platter, consisting of two eggs, two half size pancakes and a cup of fruit.
If you’re ever in Austin, definitely stop by Kerbey (it does get pretty crowded at night though) and try out their signature queso (which was also recently sent into space, so fun fact), pancakes, or breakfast items! For many of us UT Austin students, Kerbey holds a special place in our hearts: it’s one of the first brunch places we go to in Austin, and it ends up being the place we go to for every other occasion.
Type of food: breakfast
Locations/Hours: multiple across Austin/hours vary