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Cafe Homestead

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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Open Now
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 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

We visited some of the village shops then headed to the cafe for lunch. They don't take reservations but you can size up the line, ask about the wait time, and busy yourself looking around until the crowd thins out. There are some imaginative offerings...More

Thank Perkypaws
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Because of the reviews, we chose to eat lunch here. The food was fresh, tasty, & plentiful. We each had a salad...salads & salad dressings were excellent; bread was fresh & made with non-GMO flour; soup (sweet potato with jalapeño) was different & good; mandarin...More

Thank wishfultraveler14
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were late getting up and were looking for a place to eat breakfast. Friend recommend it. Staff was very friendly. They were not to busy at 945 am on a Monday and food came out quick. We enjoyed our visit and my daughter loved...More

Thank Jedilostinspace
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here after visiting the Magnolia Market and completely enjoyed it. First the staff is very friendly and while were were waiting went around visiting the various shops that are part of the site. Partaken in some of the street tacos being sold outside and...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here based on a recommendation. It was out of the way , but worth the trip. They grow their own food and you can taste the difference. If you ant dinner, go early. They close at 6.

Thank mlovett88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a chance to get a nice meal in rather rustic surroundings. There are blacksmith, pottery, and other workshops that one can visit before of after eating. Breakfast is served all day and they have a great line of burgers, soup and salad. Portions...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Waco and the Magnolia Market, we were ready to slow down a little and have a nice relaxed lunch. We found the perfect place at Café Homestead. The food was great, the staff attentive and friendly, it was just what we needed. Stop...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very good. Sweet potato soup was amazing. Southwest chicken salad was delicious with fresh dinner roll. Burger and omelette pleased the kids. The surrounding area is so fun with the gristmill, cheese factory, foundry, etc. Highly recommend leaving some time to walk around.

Thank Heidi_loves_travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have already written reviews of this restaurant but it is so good that each time I visit, I feel compelled to write another. They have a nice menu but it isn’t what they make, it’s how they make it. Everything we have tried has...More

Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing restaurant. While in Waco, my group and I ate at Cafe Homestead two times in two days. My favorites: burger and peanut butter pie!

Thank FanninCountyGirl
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Questions & Answers
Victoria B
6 January 2018|
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Response from happytraveler4209 | Reviewed this property |
They will not be open Easter Sunday.
7 August 2017|
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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.
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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 - 3:30 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
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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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