The menu at Royers Round Top Café will surprise you. Instead of the typical country fare, you’ll find “a Texas country bistro serving gourmet comfort food.” Although Round Top is a town of only 77 people about an hour’s drive from both Austin and Houston, word of mouth has traveled far.

The story of this iconic Texas bistro has drawn the attention of many regional and national publications. This small eatery has literally redefined the phrase “word of mouth” marketing in the restaurant business. The Royers ship thousands of their pies to every state in the country through their mail order web site.

In their spare time they cater the café experience to events, large and small, throughout the state.


We serve contemporary comfort food from a Grilled Shrimp BLT on Jalapeno Sourdough Bread to Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Peach N’ Pepper Glaze to “THE GREAT STEAK” (which is a 10 oz. center cut filet that you cut with a fork and leaves quite the impression!). In addition, we have a wine list of more than 60 wines and of course we serve an awesome handmade pies topped with ice cream. Click here to view our current menu to get hungry and plan that escape from the city!


Bud, “the Pieman” Royer, the funky founding father of Royers Round Top Café, and Royers mail order pies, along with his wife, Dr. Karen, and their four children to moved to Round Top in 1987 and take over the tiny 40-seat Round Top Café. With no culinary training or kitchen experience, Bud and his family, have built and marketed the café into a well-recognized Texas institution.




"Best Places To Eat on a Texas Road Trip" — Houston Chronicle


"Top 1o Places for Pie in Texas" — The Culture Trip

"Not only does it make a damn good pie, it also turns out a mean steak and rack of lamb " — EATER


"Always remember those who brought you to the dance"  -Bud