In an effort to bring better breakfast options to North Austin, a local couple is slipping into a completely new restaurant that may be “egg-efficient” which the neighborhood needs.
Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast, due to open on February 25, is located at 8820 Burnet Rd., Ste. 502, in the room previously occupied by Pars Mediterranean Deli. Husband and wife’s owners, Sergio Martinez and Cara Silverman, who started looking for a location more than a year ago, worked out their plan after finding the 1,500 square meter space in the Crossroads Shopping Center. The surrounding North Austin neighborhood was feeling underserved for fast, quality breakfast places, the couple said.
“The idea for the concept came from a niche in the market,” says Silverman. “When we were in a hurry to walk out the door in the morning, we found that our breakfast options were limited to fast food or seating that might take too long. We wanted to create something where people can get it [a meal] on the go, but still customizable, healthy options. ”
Martinez and Silverman, who have 40 years of dining experience together, know that you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and the events of 2020 definitely messed up their initial plans to open Humpty’s. They signed the lease for their new space shortly before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, along with other delays in approval and the like, kept pushing back their opening plans.
Now opening with limited dining, outdoor seating, pick-up and third-party delivery, Humpty’s focuses on customizable breakfast and lunch favorites including homemade sandwiches, wraps and bowls, appetizers and a variety of side dishes that are soon to become the real breakfast of the champions could. (We look at you, Humpty’s wall-fle sticks, loaded hash brown balls, and grit sticks!)
Humpty’s also has an impressive selection of homemade sauces and salsas, as well as a robust coffee and espresso menu made with beans from local roasters. (Insider tip: get a midweek boost with the Over the Humpty Wednesday special, which includes free premium filter coffee with every purchase.)
But the couple don’t put all their eggs in one basket. In their search for an ideal breakfast spot, they discovered many underserved areas in central Texas that could be future Humptyian locations.
“Our goal is to expand our brand and build a thriving business. South would be great. The area at Cedar Park is something we would consider, ”Martinez says, noting that the couple want to open up as many viable locations as possible, slowly and deliberately grow their nest egg, and possibly even take Humpty’s nationwide.