Our Story

Kate’s Place is owned and operated by Kate Tilton, a Wimberley resident who has a lifetime of restaurant and cooking experience.  While raising 5 children, Kate also completed the Texas Master Gardener Program from Texas A&M and worked as an interior decorator.  These aspects of her life – a deeply held love of food, gardening, and interior design – all came together when the opportunity to renovate “Charlie’s Place”, a long-time Wimberley site for food and music, became available in the summer of 2009.  Using only local Wimberley talent, Kate and her husband Ron Tilton, a University of Texas professor engaged in teaching and diabetes research, worked for months to create a truly distinctive restaurant in the Texas hill country.

Dedicated to elegant simplicity, Kate uses only fresh, seasonal, and as much as possible, locally produced food to generate daily soup, sandwich, entrée, and dessert specials that complement her varied lunch and dinner entrees.  Kate’s dedication to fresh food, freshly prepared, and her love of gardening are best exemplified by the large vegetable and herb gardens built on site, that are used to provide fresh-cut herbs, vegetables and flowers for use in her restaurant.  Kate’s dedication to healthy food is again exemplified by her banning deep fryers from her kitchen.  Kate, her kitchen, and wait staff, welcome you to an elegant dining experience in a relaxing, comfortable environment.