An iconic Texas Bistro is opening a new location in Brenham.
Royers Café will be opening a new, additional location off U.S. 290, right next to South Texas Tack.
“We are just starting the building process now” said Jonathan Royer, owner of Royers Café in Round Top.
“We are hoping we will be open by the end of the year, so we can get some of those holiday pies to the people of Brenham.”
The Royers Round Top Café has become renowned for their gourmet comfort food and pies. Jonathan's father, Bud “the Pieman” Royer, founded the cafe and Royers mail order pies. With no culinary training or kitchen experience, Bud and his family built and marketed the café into a well-recognized Texas institution.
While the Royers will still be operating the Round Top location, the new restaurant in Brenham will serve lunch and be the new headquarters for their mail order pies. The Royers ship thousands of their pies to every state in the country through their mail order web site.
Jonathan Royer says the new location will be approximately twice the size as the original café. “We want to keep it small and intimate, like in Round Top, so we will only serve about 75-85 people at one time” said Royer.
The menu will be similar to the Round Top location, with some changes and tweaks. “My dad took the chicken fried steak off the menu some years ago, and I think we will need to bring that back for the people of Brenham” said Royer.
Jonathan and his wife moved to Brenham about eight years ago and they are looking forward to opening up the new location.
“We are excited to be in our hometown. We are looking forward to giving back to the community that has given us so much.”