If you haven’t been to downtown Center Point, Texas lately then it is about time you head for the hills and check out these two new businesses that are making this quiet hill country town oh-so-cool!
This specialty market has a comfortable, downhome vibe. It’s a casual space where you can grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat and even an adult beverage. Business partners Kayte Graham and Elizabeth Bryson love all things local and have devoted this space to offering up a carefully crafted selection of local foods, wine, beer, coffee and even vintage finds and fun antiques.
According to Kayte, “My husband and I actually created the Kerrville Farmers Market and it was there that I met Beth. She was selling her vintage goods and antiques and I was selling our local food items. We became fast friends and it didn’t take long for us to dream of opening our very own local farm store where we could not only sell our products, but goods from other local farmers, bakers and artisans. We found the space here in downtown Center Point, which was being renovated at the time, and the plan for Central Provisions all came together!”
The menu at Central Provisions is simple but delightful. They offer a selection of charcuterie boards, paninis, pastries, cookies and breads along with grab and go foods that you can easily pick up and take with you for a meal on the go. “You can even come in, grab some food, some wine, create your own little picnic basket and head down to the river for a fun lunch or dinner,” added Kayte. “A local baker out of Fredericksburg delivers bread to us on Fridays. He makes the bread for our paninis and we have customers who call and reserve loafs. All of our meats, veggies and cheeses are locally sourced as well.”
For the vintage finds and antiques side of the business, Beth’s goal is to fill the store with unique items. “I am drawn to beautiful items that tell a story. I want to fill our shelves and walls with an eclectic collection of locally sourced items that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. If you can see in the object the hand or workmanship of the person that created, it even better,” said Beth.
FUN FACT: The original name of Center Point was Zanzenberg, named after the ancestral home of the town founder, Dr. Charles Ganahl. The town was eventually renamed to Center Point due to its location on the trade routes between Comfort and Kerrville and Bandera and Fredericksburg.
Central Provisions also offers fun weekly events like live music, family game nights, books signings and pop-up events like their Porkchop Pop-Ups or Pizza Pop-Ups. They also offer Farm Dinners at Zanzenberg Farms, which is owned by Kayte and her husband Justin.
“As you can see, we offer a little bit of everything,” said Kayte. “Ultimately our goal is just to drive culture in a community that has been dormant for a while.”
Visit Central Provisions at
227 FM 480 – Center Point, Tx
Wed/Thurs 11am to 6pm
Fri/Sat 11am to 8pm
Follow them on Social Media @centralprovision_tx for their monthly
schedule of events, Pop-Ups and Farm Dinners
Chef Brian Montgomery has brought to life the oldest building in Kerr County through his hill country eatery and bar with a menu that focuses on locally sourced food and drinks from around the region.
Montgomery is a pioneer in farm-to-table dining and wows his patrons with an evolving menu that includes everything from steaks and burgers to empanadas. “Fresh, local ingredients are key in our signature dishes. We use only Wagyu beef from Peeler Farms and get our pork from Zanzenberg Farms,” said Montgomery. “Zanzenberg Tavern offers Pint and Plow beer, a fine selection of wine and is very cocktail forward. In fact, we just recently solidified our cocktail menu that took months to develop.”
“We have also recently added First Sunday Brunch, Reverse Happy Hour and Woodfired Wednesdays where we cook everything outside on the woodfired grill,” added Brian.
The atmosphere at Zanzenberg Tavern is enhanced by its beautifully restored, historic setting. The Story family recently renovated this former mercantile store and post office, bringing it back to its original beauty. According to Montgomery, “The twenty-four-inch-thick limestone walls, rough timber framing, expansive zinc bar and a lush patio full of locals, travelers and often live music really create the perfect backdrop for what we envisioned for this tavern.”
Make a reservation for a delicious meal, stop in for a carefully crafted cocktail, or make plans to attend one of their special events!
217 FM 480 – Center Point
Wed/Thur 5pm to 10pm
Fri/Sat 5pm to 11pm
Sun 11am to 3pm