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Cafe Homestead


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Mediterranean Starter
Labaneh, hummus, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, whole wheat pita
Brazos Valley Cheese Plate
Five award-winning Brazos Valley Cheese samples, with artisan crackers & sorghum
Queso $7.0
Guacamole $6.0
Salsa $5.0
Any Two $9.0
Chips with Dip
Our soups and salads are all made in house from our own recipes using the freshest and, when available, local ingredients. Each is served with our signature dinner roll and butter. Udi's Gluten Free Bread available upon request for an additional $0.75
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
Jalapeño Sweet Potato
Sweet potato, smoked turkey bacon, jalapeño
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
Poblano Bisque
Poblano, bell peppers, garlic, onion, cream
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
Soup of the Day
Ask your server about our soup special
Garden Salad
Romaine, tomato, cucumber, onion, carrots, olives, ranch dressing
Chef Salad
Romaine, tomato, cucumber, red onion, olives, cubed turkey and cheddar, ranch dressing, fresh dinner roll
Jerk Salad
Romaine, jerk seasoned chicken, mango chutney, avocados, cilantro, honey serrano sauce
Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Romaine, grilled chicken, avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro-lime dressing, dinner roll
Our burgers are made with 100% grass-fed beef from Homestead Land and Cattle, fresh handmade buns from Artisan Ovens, and organic Brazos Valley cheddar cheese. Enjoy the fresh taste of our homemade sauces, from ranch dressing to our very own chipotle mayonnaise. Want a burger just the way you like it, we can accommodate. Just ask your server. Served with Homestead Potato Fries or add $0.75 for sweet potato fries. Udi's Gluten Free Bread available upon request for an additional $0.75
Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheddar, toasted bun
Mushroom Swiss
Sautéed mushrooms, Swiss, toasted bun
Sriracha Burger
Caramelized onions, avocado, grilled jalapeños, Muenster, sirarcha sauce, toasted bun
Quesadilla Burger
Roasted poblano, Muenster, chipotle mayo, sautéed pico, in grilled tortilla, choice of chips and guacamole or fries
South of the Border Burger
Pepper-jack, green chilies, avocado, ranch dressing, toasted bun
Green Chile Burger
Green chilies, pepper-jack, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, toasted bun
Veggie Burger
Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheddar, toasted bun (Pick any one of our burgers and replace the beef patty with our own veggie patty made in house)
Each of our sandwiches are made with Artisan Ovens' fresh, handcrafted breads or wraps. We fill them with one of our signature all-natural meats, from corned beef to pastrami, to our own 'veggie-meat', handcrafted Falafel balls. Top all of this off with one of our homemade sauces, soups or sides. Udi's Gluten Free Bread available upon request for an additional $0.75
Classic Reuben
Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, marbled rye bread, pickle spear, potato salad
Monterrey Melt
Salsalito turkey, pepper-jack cheese, lettuce, ranch dressing, toasted jalapeño sourdough bread, cup of poblano bisque
New York Style Pastrami
Beef pastrami, Swiss, stone ground mustard, marbled rye bread, pickle spear, side potato chips
Southwest Veggie Sandwich
Jalapeño cheese sourdough bread, pepper jack cheese, chipotle ranch, sprouts, tomato, onion, avocado, with side of fruit
Turkey Veggie Wrap
Turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, onion, ranch dressing, whole-wheat wrap, fresh fruit side
Falafel Pita
Fried chickpea falafels, cucumber, tomato, red onion, lettuce, olives, pickles, tahini, schoog; fresh fruit side
Half Sandwich Combo
Combine any half sandwich with a cup of soup or small salad
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos
Two corn tortillas, jerk chicken, avocado, cilantro, honey serrano sauce, mango chutney, jerk coleslaw
Grilled Cheese
Whole-wheat bread, Muenster cheese, fruit
Cheese Quesadilla
Whole-wheat tortilla, Muenster cheese, fruit
Whole-wheat bread, organic peanut butter, Homestead Farms jelly, fruit
Homestead Potato Fries
Baby red potatoes baked to perfection, smashed and deep fried, with a side of ranch
Russet Fries
Hand cut russet potatoes deep fried
Sweet Potato Fries
Hand cut sweet potatoes deep fried
Chips & Dip
Waco's own Jesse's Tortilla Factory tortilla chips served with your choice of our own salsa, guacamole, or Brazos Valley Cheese queso
Fresh Fruit
A cup of fresh strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and blueberries
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Grits
Homestead Gristmill's stone ground grits with Brazos Valley cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and pico de gallo
Potato Salad
Salad w/ Ranch Dressing
Potato Chips
Organic Coffee
Regular, Decaf
Sweetened Peach
Un-sweetened Mango
Regular Un-sweetened
Regular Sweetened
Raspberry Lemonade
Root Beer
available in zero calorie
Cream Soda
Orange Cream Soda
Black Cherry Cream Soda
available in zero calorie
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 135,000 guests a year and is widely known for its menu of fresh, local, and authentic fare. Before
US$8 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Southwestern, Mediterranean, American, Cafe, Healthy
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today

The salad was served with the entree which was sort of odd and the service was a bit slow. The food was OK but a bit bland in taste. The surrounding buildings were very interesting to work off the dinner.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank srobby
Reviewed today via mobile

Surprised at the top level of quality and menu offerings. Excellent attention to detail with the food and presentations. Well worth the trip out to enjoy a tour and fine dining experience. Home grown, homemade and home service!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank B2619QHjohnm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great time with family. Spent time enjoying the atmosphere and learning about differences around us.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tammie g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a wonderful Kale, spinach and strawberry salad with sweet potato soup. It was delicious! Then we explored the “village” with its woodworking shop, pottery shop and my favorite, the yarn shop where they had spinning demonstrations, a variety of beautiful hand-dyed yarns and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank trymarz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Very nice atmosphere and awesome service. Also wonderful food and items for sale in the many shops.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 0512nikkim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is ranked number 1 in Waco for a reason. I had a hamburger with green peppers on it and my friend had the tacos. Both of us ate every bite. We were there at 1130 on a weekday so we did not have...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MeKaybeam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. We did have a little trouble getting seated but we did come late close to closing. The food is first class and well prepared. The staff are very friendly. Can’t wait to try the desserts when we come back! We really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 704laurav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of three and all three of us enjoyed lunch. The staff is very friendly and the food is top notch. A great experience all around.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DougAndJoel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food and ambiance at Cafe Homestead is awesome. Breakfast, lunch, or early dinner are all fantastic. Sometimes there is a wait on the weekends, but there are things to do and see outside of the restaurant that make it a nice experience. Burgers, soups,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mikestuder11
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Best coffee and desert on the planet. So much to see and so much to do. I love this place.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Amanda H
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22 December 2018|
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Response from konradvonhochstaden | Reviewed this property |
It means you can't bring them indoors or on the rest of the property. They have to stay in the parking lot.
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
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Response from duanehoxworth | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not serve alcoholic beverages at Homestead.
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