SXSW Breakfast at Kerbey Lane

Breakfast at Kerbey Lane in Austin, TX during the SXSW Film Festival

I almost had a heart attack this morning at the Austin airport! They couldn’t find my computer at the airport baggage services desk – turns out it was stored in a different area but that took 30 minutes to figure out. Once my Mac and I got reunited, we stopped by the Convention Center to pick up our SXSW bags/badges, then headed to meet some of the Surrogate Valentine crew for breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe.

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The restaurant has a few locations – this is the original.

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There’s a wait, but there’s also free wi-fi!

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Somany options.  Lots of vegan-friendly items as well.  A number of readers recommend their pancakes. I can’t decide between pumpkin (the seasonal specialty) or gingerbread.  The waitress suggests a short stack of both.  So, she is a genius.

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I share with Abe. Here’s the Migas + verde sauce that he orders.

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Although the eggs/rice/beans rock, the pancakes are a little disappointing.  Particularly the gingerbread. They are lukewarm, and need a lot of syrup.  By the way, the syrup isn’t very good, either.

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We spend the rest of the afternoon napping and shopping.  There’s a mall within walking distance of my hotel.  I’m a Jersey girl, so that makes me really happy.  Tonight, we start SXSW-ing! Christy Meyer’s movie Sound of My Voice is playing, so I want to try to see that. There’s also Tech Munch (a food blogger conference) going on in Austin, but I think I may have to skip the opening party and focus on one festival at a time.

Oh yeah – and my podcast interview with Sound of My Voice is live! I don’t have time to listen to it right now, but if you do, lemme know how it turned out!

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17 thoughts on “SXSW Breakfast at Kerbey Lane

  1. Sues

    Looks like so much fun!! I’m totally jealous your at SXSW and getting to eat all the yummy Austin food 🙂 Have a blast!

  2. Cindy

    Oooohhhh Nooooooo! I’m heartbroken and stunned you had crappy pancakes. I’m not surprised by the free wifi there. They used to have a sign in the window that said, “Bibliophiles Welcome.” Hope your food experience picks up while you are in town.

  3. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    yea i can see how the pancakes weren’t as good as they sounded. i mean they still look great but they also look a little dry and spongy just from the texture. but the rest of the food looks REALLY YUMMY! <3

  4. kimbirdy

    oh man, i’m so glad you got your computer back safe and sound. i would have had a heart attack if i’d thought i lost mine! i hope everything goes swimmingly for you this weekend. have a great time!

  5. Monet

    You were so close to my house 🙂 How fun! I’m not a big fan of their pancakes either. But it can be a fun place to go late at night. I hope we can connect!

  6. Lindsay

    So glad they sorted out the missing mac…I would have had a panic attack!! And although the pancakes were less than scrumptious, the rest of your plate made my tummy growl!! have a great trip!!

  7. eatdreamtravel

    Love the pics of Kerbey Lane and especially the migas w/verde sauce! I think it might be my favorite meal in the whole world.

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