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Cafe Homestead

608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705-5409
+1 254-754-9604
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Southwestern, Mediterranean, American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705-5409
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere but portions are on the small side and prices are on the high side. $13 plus tip and tax (about $17) for a smallish Reuben and potato salad is not a great value. Burger was decent but a bit dry (you really need...More

Thank Konrad V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Despite the unprecedented October rain in Waco, my Mom and I braved it and took the drive out to the Cafe: totally and completely worth it. Everyone was friendly, we were seated immediately, and the food? The jerk chicken salad was one of the best...More

Thank Pier M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stumbled into this little community, looking for a place to eat lunch. The word "Homestead" attracted us because we own a little Homestead house up on the Cumberland Plateau in Crossville, TN. WOW - what a treat! Food is scruptious, service warm and friendly,...More

Thank Eunice C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving to Dallas from South Texas and needed a place for lunch. This was rated the top spot on Trip Advisor for the Waco area, and I can now attest why. All four us had an excellent meal. The jalapeno sweet potato soup was off...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Waco tourist office, we were told about this restaurant and that it’s rated the best in Waco. That was echoed at a restaurant we went to two days later. I ordered a Ruben sandwich with homemade bread and very good corned beef. This...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a girls weekend and stumbled across the area by accident! What a great stop! We loved touring the grounds and then decided to grab dinner before we left. It was 30 minutes before closing, so weren't sure they'd want to seat...More

1  Thank Kim F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch - tasted just like hamburger & turkey sandwich on sourdough & the poblano soup & fries were all delicious! The carrot cake is the best anywhere & the ice cream was wonderful. Everything is locally grown, you can taste...More

Thank tpinnell62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really love this place. They have good burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc., but my real favorite is the sorghum ice cream. It is out of this world!

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch then went shopping at the gift shop.It has become a annual trip fir us a a couple of good friends to meet up and have lunch and shop.The food and service is 5 star.

Thank SusanW2617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ingredients of the plates are natural, organic and local. Very tasty. The menu is varied. What does one want more? The icecream I can recommend as well! It is cosy inside the “loghouse”. Everything was great.

Thank fl0wer767
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Ricki M
19 October 2018|
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Response from Kim F | Reviewed this property |
No it doesn’t - it’s a religious community. Great food though!!
Ricki M
19 October 2018|
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Response from duanehoxworth | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not serve alcoholic beverages at Homestead.
Jean C
7 June 2018|
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Response from Claudia M | Reviewed this property |
no sure about that.......... our family eats everything and anything!!!! Sorry !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Cafe Homestead will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th. See website for details. 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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