We moved from Denton to Austin in 1978 at the tail end of Austin's golden age when rent was cheap, traffic was light, and the Capitol was still the tallest building downtown. Kenny had the promise of a loan from his dad, Joni had plans to attend UT, and Austin was on the move, testing its entrepreneurial wings as hippies joined the workforce.There's something primal about the serving and eating of breakfast: the routine of it, the comfort of pancakes and hot coffee. Breakfast stirs up memories, associations, thoughts of friends and family gathered at the table. It reminds us of home. And almost without knowing it, we became a kind of home, a warm familiar place where few things ever changed and breakfast was like you remembered. "Want your usual today?", a waitress would call out to the early-morning regulars who came in as the door opened. Years passed with many omelettes eaten and even more pancakes, as The Omelettry garnered praise and customers drawn to its buttermilk and gingerbread pancakes and tasty homemade food. Our menu slowly expanded as Kenny added Tex-Mex recipes he adapted from the restaurant he worked for in Denton, as well as dishes developed by employees and cooks. As a back-to-the-land hippy in his late teens, Kenny went organic way before it became trendy and learned to cook while still a vegetarian. Our menu reflects his insistence on serving real food with natural ingredients rather than pre-packaged food products. Everything is cooked to order and everything stays on the menu. Kenny learned long ago that high standards are easier to maintain when you keep things simple and consistent. Many a customer who's been absent awhile has thanked him for keeping things exactly the same.