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Shirley's Sante Fe Cafe

302 W First St, Brenham, TX 77833-3606
+1 979-836-0573
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good60%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“pot roast” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
302 W First St, Brenham, TX 77833-3606
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I got lunches to go, I had a fried pork chop that was excellent, with mashed potatoes, turnip greens, and black eye peas with cornbread; my husband had baked chicken, black eyed peas and chicken flavored rice and black eye peas..all of...More

Thank BrenhamTexasGramma2
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had such an wonderful lunch at the cafe. We enjoyed the food and sat for rwo hours visiting. The waitress was attentive but let us talk until closing time. They only take cash but you won't need much. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Hank1126
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I eat breakfast here whenever I can. Their cooking is like grandmas!!!! Biscuits/gravy, grits....all the good stuff!! Lunch is also worth the trip. Mainly locals in here because they know where to go to eat in Brenham!!!

Thank geophy_traveler
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were driving along Highway 290 and decided to stop in Brenham for lunch here. The outside is certainly not at all attractive, and the interior looks like time stopped somewhere around 1958. But if you are looking for a classic Texas blue plate special...More

Thank ahur111
Reviewed 14 November 2016

A real throwback to past years when service was important and so is food quality. Great home cooking but most folks here know that so come early for lunch

Thank cobinator1021
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoy eating lunch here on a regular basis. There is a rotating daily list of specials that are reasonably priced. On this visit, I had the Beef Liver lunch, which comes with a choice of 3 sides. I chose the Mashed Potatoes,, Okra Salad...More

Thank albebuc
Reviewed 4 June 2016

What you would expect from a small town cafe. The food was average, but the prices were very reasonable. Unfortunately the best part of the meal was the toast. The rest was hum drum. Not worth going out of the way.

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 2 March 2016

They have three meats to chose from and a long list of vegetables to pick three from. All of this with a drink and dessert for less than $9.00. All the locals eat there. They ONLY TAKE CASH! They are open for breakfast and lunch...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Like the roadside cafes and diners found all over the US, this long time established restaurant serves typical breakfast and lunch fare with sandwiches and blue plate specials for less than $10....be prepared, cash only. Service is quick and friendly.

Thank Meli M
Reviewed 16 September 2015

we enjoyed lunch today at the Santa Fe Cafe - I had the meatloaf with peas, corn, baked beans, rolls, coffee and dessert for a little over $8. My husband had the fried chicken. We'll definitely go back. Parking is often tight at the lunch...More

Thank DiannaNorton
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  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 W First St, Brenham, TX 77833-3606
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brenham
  • Phone Number: +1 979-836-0573
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