Nestled in the west Austin Hill Country, about 15 miles from downtown Austin, The Wayback Café and Cottages opened its doors to guests in the Fall of 2018. Lead by Mother-daughter Vicki Bly and Sydney Sue, it has become a rustic haven of eight modern farmhouse cottages designed to allow guests a relaxing getaway from the city on three acres of open space, with breathtaking views of the rolling hills of Central Texas.
The property’s cafe serves as the property’s central hub, serving delicious farm-to-table plates, coffee, organic wine and local beer, as well as a few creative cocktails. The cafe has also become a destination the Good Seed Supper Series, which features monthly dinner parties that invites guests to savor the local flavors of Texas while breaking bread with new friends and guests who are encouraged to make social connections that are meant to inspire curiosity and enlightenment with in our community.
Founded by long-time friends Lana Bernberg and Natasha Antonioni, the series was created to forge meaningful experiences by sharing a meal with like minded people who enjoy deep conversations filled with new ideas and topics that spark a connection beyond the dinner table.
The Good Seed Supper series invites guests to expand their perspective by engaging in conversation based on a focused question presented by the hosts. In addition, each dinner features an invited secret speaker that presents a personal and compelling story, providing their introspective view on a chosen topic or experience. This dinning experience is meant to be more than just a shared meal, it’s meant to inspire connection through the fellowship of connection while celebrating our combined passion for great food.
Each dinner in the series is hosted outdoors (weather permitting) under the stars and oak trees, with a menu boasting locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients prepared by in house chef Austin Alvarez. Our visit featured a delightful menu with the first course offering a salad made with fresh Heirloom tomatoes, chèvre, sliced oranges, fennel, strawberries, black olive soil and sweet red onions. The second course featured cauliflower and radish sautéed in brown butter with rosemary, lemon zest and mint. The third course was by far our favorite, featuring Gulf red snapper with a green tomato soup and rice. The meal concluded with a strawberry and chamomile sorbet.
Every dinner in the Good Seed series focuses on celebrating the bounty of locally sourced cuisine meshed with the goal of creating deeper connection among all guests in attendance, making it one of the most unique dining experiences in Austin. Tickets to the dinner are $75 per person with drinks available for purchase. For more information on the Wayback Austin and Good Seed Supper Series, visit