Hippo Cafe in Hutto to add drive-thru

Hippo Cafe
Hippo Cafe serves homestyle meals from pancakes to chicken fried steak. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hippo Cafe serves homestyle meals from pancakes to chicken fried steak. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)

Local Hutto restaurant Hippo Cafe is set to add a drive-thru following action by Hutto City Council.

At a March 3 meeting, council approved a specific-use permit allowing Hippo Cafe to construct a drive-thru window and approach.


Development Services Director Ashley Lumpkin said the addition of a drive-thru is intended to help relieve crowding inside the restaurant from customers picking up to-go orders and improve parking availability.

The drive-thru will be limited to online order pickup; customers will not be able to order in the drive-thru line.
By Carson Ganong

Reporter, Pflugerville/Hutto

Carson became the reporter for the Pflugerville-Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021. Before joining CI, Carson studied journalism at Texas State University, where he covered San Marcos as a reporter for Texas State's student newspaper, The University Star.