Say hello to The Wayback Cafe and Cottages, the newest boutique hotel to grace Austin’s scene! Rachel and I drove out to Hill Country to check out the new space and enjoy lunch at the adorable cafe.
Although, I have to say….the beautiful grounds made me feel like I was much farther away from Austin than I really was! The drive from my South Austin home was just 17 minutes, but The Wayback feels worlds away! It’s on a quiet, hilly property on Bee Cave Rd with large trees and a relaxing ambiance. Austinites: this would make a fun little getaway if you want to do a staycation in your own city.
Quick facts about The Wayback:
- It’s a group of boutique cottages that guests can rent. There are 8 cottages, and each one hosts 2-5 people. The owner allowed us to walk through some of them, and they’re so darling! I couldn’t stop snapping pics the entire time. Nate and I need to stay here for an overnight getaway sometime soon.
- The café offers meals for overnight and walk-in guests. It’s such a sweet, bright, beautiful space where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on Mon-Sat, and brunch on Sundays.
- The salt water pool is the perfect place to lounge and enjoy refreshments. The pool is for guests and cabana club members only.
- A drive-thru morning coffee bar is great for espresso and breakfast on the run. Turn right immediately after entering, and grab an iced latte and a coconut yogurt parfait to-go. It’s open Mon-Sat, 7 am – 10 am.
^ So darling, right? Every cottage had me ooh-ing and ah-ing. Mother/daughter duo Vicki and Sydney designed the space beautifully (and they are two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet, I might add.)
After touring the grounds, we wined and dined at the cafe. Our lunch included a cheese board with four cheeses, fig and currant preserves, and house pickles, Winter Squash with Pork Chili and Cornbread, a scrumptious Beef Burger on a House Brioche, and a Coconut Yogurt Parfait for dessert.
Swooon! Add this place to your bucket list, friends! Whether you’re booking an overnight stay, or you’re just stopping by to enjoy a bottle of wine with your girlfriends, everything at The Wayback is absolutely lovely. I truly can’t say enough great things about this place.
Psst: follow them on instagram to stay in the loop! They’re often hosting fun events like Saturday morning yoga, holiday parties, and happy hours. And you can rent out the space for parties, weddings, and other special event.
The Wayback Cafe & Cottages
WEBSITE | 9601 Bee Cave Rd