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“Never disappoints” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Homestead

Cafe Homestead
Ranked #1 of 378 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$13
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Waco, Texas
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Café Homestead is a wonderful restaurant. It is situated in an old reclaimed barn. The food is wonderful. They have daily specials and a few mainstays on the menu. The service is always great. Many of the items they use to prepare food are grown on the grounds of Homestead Heritage. If you do go out to the restaurant, make time to take a tour of the facilities. They are fascinating and the grounds are gorgeous.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank CLF49
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Waco...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We loved everything about this restaurant. The atmosphere, the food, the service...such a wonderful place.

Visited May 2014
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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the grass fed beef and terrific home cooking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a very charming and quaint, off the beaten path cafe that is assuredly worth the drive. This restaurant was casual and immaculately clean with delightful service with delicious, home made food. the carrot cake was truly the best I have ever had. I love this this yummy, humble cafe and will certainly be back!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank anne m
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Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a great find - thank you Trip Advisor! The grounds of the restaurant are breathtaking. The food was wonderful, and the staff was welcoming. Wished they would have had a broader menu between 3-6, and also wish they were open past 6. Wonderful place!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kim62Connecticut
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kerrville
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Wholesome goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

My friend and I were visiting this "pioneer style" farm and were there at the noon hour and decided to eat here. At first, we were told we would have a 30 min. wait, which we did not mind. We were touring toward the fiber arts studio when my friend received a text that our table was ready just a few minutes later! That was a pleasant surprise. The meal I had was called a "southwestern chicken salad." It filled my plate and was seasoned just right, full of homegrown salad goodies and a delicate dressing. I also had a homemade wheat roll. Wonderful service and delicious food! Our only regret...no room for dessert.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank lilela
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