Kerbey Lane debuts its Great Pumpkin Menu

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s famous seasonal pumpkin menu debuts today and is available at all seven locations until early 2016.

The Great Pumpkin Menu includes classic favorites such as Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin French Toast as well as several new twists on dishes with fall flavors including the Harvest Grilled Cheese Combo, Carl’s Jambalaya, and Eggplant Tartine.


Kerbey Kick Start

The Great Pumpkin Menu features two brand new twists on the Benedict. The Texas Benedict features two fresh-cooked jalapeno corn cakes topped with grilled steak, poached eggs, Kerbey’s famous queso, and pico de gallo. A new take on an old favorite, the Fried Avocado Eggs Francisco consists of scrambled eggs, tomato, bacon, fried avocado slices, and Kerbey queso atop a toasted English muffin. Last season’s well-received Cuban Pork Benedict and Crispy Chicken Benedict return to the Great Pumpkin Menu this fall as well.


Pumpkin French Toast


Kerbey Lane Cafe’s longtime kitchen team leader Carl Leefe collaborated with several of the restaurant’s team members to create the new recipes featured on this season’s Great Pumpkin Menu.

“This menu truly was a group effort, perhaps more so than ever before. We shared ideas and got creative with the recipes, which elevated the overall quality, diversity, and deliciousness of everything on the menu,” says Leefe. “They say you shouldn’t have too many cooks in the kitchen, but in this case it really worked to our advantage,” adds Mason Ayer, CEO of Kerbey Lane Cafe.


Havest Grilled Cheese and Tomato Fennel Soup

Another new dish on the Great Pumpkin Menu this season is the Pumpkin Bread and Granola Parfait: a heaping bowl of Greek yogurt with organic granola, bananas, and strawberries, drizzled with honey and served with two slices of homemade pumpkin bread. The pumpkin bread is Leefe’s recipe, and Ayer had the idea to add the granola parfait to round out the breakfast dish.

The Harvest Grilled Cheese Combo features Italian Rustic bread topped with green chile pumpkin pesto and grilled to perfection with creamy Asadero and mozzarella cheeses, served with tomato fennel soup topped with pumpkin seeds.

Not in the mood for pumpkin-flavored everything? Try one of the delicious new sandwiches on the Great Pumpkin Menu. The Lone Star Reuben is Kerbey Lane’s twist on the traditional Reuben and includes corned beef, Swiss cheese, Creole mustard, sauerkraut, and jalapeno remoulade on marble rye.

The dinner entrees and favorites section of the Great Pumpkin Menu incorporates Kerbey twists on comfort foods from around the world including Steak Arepas, Moroccan Beef, Bacon Pesto Chicken, Red Quinoa Salad, and more.

The Great Pumpkin Menu is one of two seasonal menus offered by Kerbey Lane Cafe. The Tomato Menu is offered from April through October, and the Great Pumpkin Menu is offered the remainder of the year.

In addition, Kerbey Lane Cafe sells 1-pound bags of its famous pancake mix for $4.98 each at all seven of its stores, at 200-plus H-E-B locations, online at, and at other stores throughout Central Texas. Pancake mixes available for purchase are Pumpkin, Apple Wheat, Gingerbread, Gluten Free Gingerbread, Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon, Lemon Poppy Seed, and Buttermilk.

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