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Cafe Homestead

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Mediterranean
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608 Dry Creek Rd., Waco, TX 76705-5409
+1 254-754-9604
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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745 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat......the atmosphere is homey, the servers friendly, and the food delicious! Be sure to get a piece of carrot cake or a cinnamon roll if they have them. Their own smashed potato fries are great as well!

Thank Cherie P
Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love to visit the Cafe at Homestead! The service is always excellent, the food is also always spot on. They don't have "bad" days here. The queso is a little spicier than I expected, but very good. You can't go wrong with any of the soups either. My favorite is chicken velvet.

Thank jbctsj
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my family visiting from New York City and London to Homestead. They loved seeing all the handcrafts. Everyone was so friendly- a rare thing to encounter for my family! We had pies and French fries at the cafe. They were all delicious. The hot tea- I had cream earl grey- was the best I'd ever had. It was... More 

Thank MuffinFamily
Missouri City, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were in Waco for a girls trip and after all the good reviews, had to check this place out! It did not disappoint! The café is beautiful with wood beams, stone fireplaces, wood floors, & iron chandeliers. We both have a gluten allergy and were pleasantly surprised to learn that they could make the French toast... More 

Thank Ashley B
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people recommended this while on a trip to Waco and staying in McGregor. We weren't disappointed. Tho we didnt eat the buffet our dinners were very tasty especially the catfish.

Thank Mlsmich
Port Neches, TX
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for home cooked hospitality then look no farther. This cafe is warm and inviting with hospitality to rival any establishment I've ever eaten at. This is farm to table deliciousness! We stopped by for lunch and started with their homemade 5 cheeses and crackers appetizer; which was drizzled with their own harvested honey. It is as good... More 

Thank Chasnas
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had Saturday lunch at the Cafe Homestead. I had a great pastrami sandwich. However the potato soup was not so good. The village is great, enjoyable to walk around and see the sights. Our highlight was the new cheese cave. Well worth the visit.

Thank Miles P
Hays County, Texas, United States
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Homestead (part of the Homestead Heritage complex) is a must stop for the hungry traveler tired of fried foods and processed ingredients. They source their ingredients locally, growing much of the grain and vegetables themselves and even raising and processing their own meats. The menu is deceptively simple, the influences being Southwestern and Mediterranean. The presentation is gourmet, the... More 

Thank PM S
Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop and taste!!!! My wife, granddaughter and I went on a day trip to see Joanna & Chip Gaines's Silo's. We were looking for a unique establishment to have lunch and found Cafe Homestead ! What a pleasurable experience it was, the service was excellent and the food devine. I can't imagine anything on there menu... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing! Tried Cubana burger and was delicious not greasy at all along with sweet potatoe fries. My boyfriend had the Monterey melt with the Poblado soup and it was all delicious. The service was great as well. We will totally return when in waco again.

Thank Shirl L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
American, Cafe, Southwestern, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?