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Cafe Homestead

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608 Dry Creek Rd., Waco, TX 76705-5409
+1 254-754-9604
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many people recommended this while on a trip to Waco and staying in McGregor. We weren't disappointed. Tho we didnt eat the buffet our dinners were very tasty especially the catfish.

Thank Mlsmich
Port Neches, TX
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for home cooked hospitality then look no farther. This cafe is warm and inviting with hospitality to rival any establishment I've ever eaten at. This is farm to table deliciousness! We stopped by for lunch and started with their homemade 5 cheeses and crackers appetizer; which was drizzled with their own harvested honey. It is as good... More 

Thank Chasnas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family had Saturday lunch at the Cafe Homestead. I had a great pastrami sandwich. However the potato soup was not so good. The village is great, enjoyable to walk around and see the sights. Our highlight was the new cheese cave. Well worth the visit.

Thank Miles P
Hays County, Texas, United States
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Homestead (part of the Homestead Heritage complex) is a must stop for the hungry traveler tired of fried foods and processed ingredients. They source their ingredients locally, growing much of the grain and vegetables themselves and even raising and processing their own meats. The menu is deceptively simple, the influences being Southwestern and Mediterranean. The presentation is gourmet, the... More 

Thank PM S
Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop and taste!!!! My wife, granddaughter and I went on a day trip to see Joanna & Chip Gaines's Silo's. We were looking for a unique establishment to have lunch and found Cafe Homestead ! What a pleasurable experience it was, the service was excellent and the food devine. I can't imagine anything on there menu... More 

Thank Art C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing! Tried Cubana burger and was delicious not greasy at all along with sweet potatoe fries. My boyfriend had the Monterey melt with the Poblado soup and it was all delicious. The service was great as well. We will totally return when in waco again.

Thank Shirl L
Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After visiting the Mammoth National Park site nearby, we caravanned to the Homestead Café as a group. We were surprised to find a whole village: gift shop, pottery shop, woodworking shop, blacksmith, etc. exhibiting crafts and skills of the fulltime residents. The Café, though, was the highlight. We all ate different soup and sandwich combinations and saved room for the... More 

Thank Timmy232
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Made a day trip to Waco. Salsa was great as was the peach tea. Very cozy farm feel. This was a great place to eat! Would definitely go back!

Thank A H
Sachse, Texas, USA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a little bit of a haul from Waco but well worth it. We stopped by expecting just lunch and got a great experience! The food was fresh and delicious! We also watched a blacksmith make nails. The gift shop is full of homemade crafts. Highly recommend!

Thank littleharrod
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We have been to the Cafe a dozen times over the years, and the food i always excellent. Call ahead to avoid the lines. Everything on the menu is great, and the deserts are decadent. I love the sweet potato fries, chocolate cake and the sorghum pecan ice cream. While you are there be sure to visit the artisan village.... More 

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Dry Creek Rd., Waco, TX 76705-5409
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-754-9604
Cafe Homestead serves deliciously healthful food in the unique setting of a traditional craft village in our sustainable, organic farming community. We offer grass-fed beef; fresh buns, bread and rolls baked daily from whole-grain flour by Artisan Oven; cheeses produced by our community’s internationally award-winning Brazos Valley Cheese company; and other fine foods, including our all-natural, delectable ice cream. Our fruit and vegetables are always fresh, and we strive to provide locally grown produce. Begun in 1994 as a small deli, Cafe Homestead has grown to become a restaurant serving over 45,000 guests a year and is widely known for its menu of traditional Texan, Mediterranean and specialty cuisines. Before or after enjoying a relaxing meal served by friendly people from our farm community, visit our craft shops, Gift Barn and Model Homestead and take a Hayride to our scenic overlook.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?