Retail Roundup: Pemberton Heights Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Residents of Pemberton Heights have access to the best shopping Central Austin has to offer. With Whole Foods Market, Wheatsville Food Co-Op, and Central Market only minutes away, gourmet and organic food choices abound.

Jefferson Square Shopping Center is a local favorite with its fine boutiques and unique fashion finds, as well as other one-of-a-kind discoveries. Just minutes from the neighborhood, Jefferson Square has nearly 20 shops to enjoy, including The Menagerie, Capra & Cavelli, Zink, The Garden Room, and Anderson Coffee, among others.

Also nearby, the 26 Doors shopping center features an impressive collection of quaint boutiques, cafes and gift shops.

World-Class Shopping Less Than 10 Minutes Away

For everyday items, Barton Creek Square mall is about 10 minutes south on Mopac Expressway. One of the largest malls in Texas, Barton Creek Square features 180 specialty retail stores and department staples such as Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Apple, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Chico’s, Foot Locker, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Gap, Lane Bryant, Lego, Nine West, and Old Navy, as well as Sears and many others.

The mall also offers some great dining selections, including favorites such as California Pizza Kitchen, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Frullati Café & Bakery, Ruby Thai Kitchen, Sarku Japan, Steak N Shake, Villa Pizza, and more. And for date night or family fun, movie buffs also love to check out the latest blockbusters at the 14-screen AMC Barton Creek cinema.

Two Local Foodie Favorites

Just a few blocks from Pemberton Heights, the original Kerbey Lane Café is a popular spot for local foodies, featuring delectable dishes such as its famous chicken and jalapeño sausage gumbo or shredded chicken paired with their all-natural jalapeño pork sausage stewed with okra, tomato, peppers, onions and spices.  Open 24 hours a day, the Kerbey Lane Café satisfies all palates, from comfort foods and local specialties to vegan delights.