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Royer's Pies of Round Top Coming to Austin in Fall

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redhatcharm Jul 24, 2013 04:01 PM

Just in time for the Holiday pies and UT Football crowd:

http://tinyurl.com/lkms3vj

http://www.royersroundtopcafe.com

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    nytexan Aug 4, 2013 08:14 PM

    great news for alll of us

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      sqwertz Aug 4, 2013 09:39 PM

      Just reading their menu is painful. I won't be patronizing the place based on their obnoxious over-use of "OMG!".

      http://www.royersroundtopcafe.com/ind...

      Like, gag me with a spoon, please!

      -sw

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        Ashforth Aug 6, 2013 06:47 PM

        But OMG, they are so cute! They want you to love them! I think there is one pie named LOVE ME PLEASE OMG I AM SO CUTE!

        Not really.

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          sqwertz Aug 7, 2013 06:30 PM

          I didn't notice until after I posted that they apparently named their Cherry Pie after a friend of mine. I'm not sure if he contributed to the recipe (he was a restaurant owner/writer/consultant) or whether it was a memorial to him. At least they kept "OMG!" out the name and description of the pie.

          Here is the Austin website. It will just be baked goods and a couple token savory pies.

          http://royerspiehaven.com/

          -sw

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        addlepated Aug 7, 2013 10:16 AM

        I have eaten at the original Royer's in Round Top, and despite the horrible cutesy menu, the food really is excellent. I'm sorry it's just a pie shop and not a whole restaurant.

        1. tdombrow Aug 7, 2013 05:29 PM

          I hope they taste better than Tootie Pie Company. The memory of that crust of the Pecan Pie will haunt my nightmares for weeks to come.

          1. TroyTempest Aug 9, 2013 12:19 PM

            I just noticed on their menu that this is in the "old" toy joy location, which prompted me to go to the toy joy website and find out that toy joy moved to the warehouse district.
            Is nothing sacred anymore? Toy Joy belongs on the drag.
            And besides that i think it is a bad business decision. I think they will not get near the business from the La condesa / Lambert's after dinner crowd as they did from the stoned / drunk UT students at midnight looking for anime, electronic yodeling pickles and similar brick a brack.

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              redhatcharm Nov 7, 2013 11:47 AM

              It's here! Look at the cool interior photos:

              http://austin.eater.com/archives/2013...

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                Rptrane Nov 17, 2013 12:47 PM

                I went there this weekend. For those interested the pies are sold inside some kind of market. I was very disappointed.
                I bought a cookie and muffin and tried my girlfriend's pie. None of it was really great and all of it was overpriced.
                The pie I tasted, the buttermilk surprise, was good but not worth $5 for a paltry slice. If you don't care for coconut you'll need to just get the plain buttermilk. The chocolate chip cookie was good but not great. The muffin was better than average but a bit doughy. Nothing to go out of you way to sample.
                I should also note I had two awesome cookies this weekend at the Mueller's farmer's market. Cookie Crowd and another place who's name I can't remember both had superior chocolate chip cookies. Their cookies were the same price as Royer's but way better quality.

                1. slowcoooked Nov 17, 2013 05:07 PM

                  We went opening day and the apple pie sample was tasty. But they upcharge 50 cents to NOT have ice cream with a slice. Fine, save the money and send the ice cream back.

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                    Rptrane Nov 17, 2013 06:04 PM

                    The other cookie place I went to was the Knotty Bakery.

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