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Cafe Homestead

$$ - $$$, Mediterranean, American
608 Dry Creek Rd., Waco, TX 76705-5409
+1 254-754-9604
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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8:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
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

I went for lunch and am glad I stopped there. I had a wonderful chicken salad the was flavorful and plentiful. The service was good and the waitress gave suggestions. I wished I would of had more room to enjoy their homemade desserts.

Thank Bridesm0m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very elderly person in our party. We were told 2 hour wait time, they don’t take reservations. Don’t go.

Thank cobeachluv
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting Waco, my friend and I stumbled across this delightful cafe which is affiliated with a church. The servers are very welcoming and the food that was displayed made making a choice even more difficult. My hot pastrami was juicy and served with a...More

Thank Pattiepoo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

About 8 miles off the beaten path...but,,,,Awesome grass fed burger! Tomato Bisque my husband even loved! We topped it off with a slice of cheese cake topped with raspberries sauce! Delicious! Bathrooms are very clean. Several onsite buildings with craft and skill venues. Enjoyed talking...More

Thank Sherry A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is rated the #1 restaurant in Waco....and for good reason! The jerk chicken tacos were out of this world and their famous jalapeño sweet potato soup was yummy! Save room for dessert..Homemade ice cream (many flavor options) and carrot cake were the perfect...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner of our VRBO suggested we visit the Homestead and we really enjoyed the breakfast served to us at the restaurant. The shops were very informative and lots to see at no cost. You don’t see that very often.

Thank Wendi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little cafe is about a 10 mile drive outside of town, and is part of a complex run by Heritage Ministries (I think?). We almost turned back because it appeared to be off the beaten path. It is well done, clean and beautiful. The...More

Thank 1steelmagnolia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with coworkers as part of a retreat. I had the pastrami melt and it was really good. The potatoes were also good. Next time I go I will take my family.

Thank JTG_Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my very favorite place to eat at in Waco for breakfast lunch and dinner. I highly everything on the menu and you will not be disappointed. We even go there for afternoon tea as they do not serve a grocery brand tea but...More

1  Thank SweetPfarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are from Waco or just visiting, you have to include this place as a stop. The food is excellent, the service is very friendly, and the surroundings are one of a kind. Come have a great bite to eat and spend a half...More

Thank Jacob B
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Questions & Answers
7 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from DerekVarejcka | Property representative |
Yes, you may call in an order and pick it up.
Shirley N
23 April 2017|
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Response from DerekVarejcka | Property representative |
I'm sorry. We do not. However, we do offer call ahead seating. If you call a half hour or so before you come and we are on a wait, we will place you on our wait list. Otherwise, seating is first come, first serve.
Terry B
13 November 2016|
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Response from DerekVarejcka | Property representative |
Terry, I'm sorry to just now be answering your question. My attempt to post an answer shortly after you posted your question must have went wrong somewhere. We will be closed Thanksgiving day through the Monday of the next... More
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 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 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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