Cafe Homestead

4.9
231 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Cafe Homestead serves fresh, natural food true to its setting at Homestead Heritage, a traditional farming community. Pasture-raised beef, fresh breads, award-winning local cheese, and house-made sauces and condiments; these are a few of the things that help make Cafe Homestead one of Waco’s most-loved restaurants since 1994. While visiting the Cafe, tour the farm and gardens and the working craft shops. Enjoy a hayride to a scenic vista overlooking the Brazos River.
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vipNobloominfoody
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We missed that there was no alcohol (duh) but frothing was excellent. Our waiter was very good and the food was very much quality home style.

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JeffreyW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has the best food! I have not had anything here I didn’t like. I have never been a fan of coconut cream pie but their pie is amazing!

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Howsueseesit
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Great food, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - great food.

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GrapevineDrew
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! We had a small group who decided last minute to go out to eat and WOW did we pick right! An incredible little community, quaint surroundings, great food and very sincere and wholesome staff. Every one of us 'cleaned our plate' which is unusual at any restaurant, right? My steak was perfectly cooked and as tender as I've ever had. Great job!

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DarrellG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Service was great our waitress was so friendly. A bit out of the way but so worth it. Highly recommend

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RobinK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever!!!!!! Delicious 🤤 Staff was awesome and friendly! My choices were.....BEST Peach Tea, Filet, Jalapeño Cheese Grits, and Wedge Salad! Yummy!!

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FussyChef
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were asked to wait

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SuzanneP
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Homestead! We enjoy the food, the service and the ambiance.

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DannilleH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had to wait 30 minutes. Very crowded due to Baylor graduation 👩‍🎓 and it was Saturday ( Evening before Mother’s Day) . The food was the finest I have ever eaten. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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Momof2
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect & tasty.

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Bruiser
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service as usual. We had a minimum wait on a very busy morning.

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PattyH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a busy weekend, but we were seated immediately. Definitely make reservations. Everyone was so friendly, and the food was wonderful. An enjoyable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food but slow service.

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JoellaR
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Customer service was wonderful. Enjoyed very much.

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vipBrent
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Appetizers and salads were great. Entrees were horrible. Service was awful. Plates sat on our table for 20 minutes and were still sitting there when we walked out.

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HeidiK
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated right away and waiter came right away for our beverage order. Our meal order was taken right after our beverages came and we didn’t even finish our salad and our main entrees came. Food was delicious and very fresh. Waiter checked on us but not hovering. I would give the experience an A+.

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ConnieG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service but what really makes the place special is that it's a whole compound with different cottages for basket weaving, metal shop, wood shop, yarn shop, gift shop, pottery, a market, a quilt supplies store, etc. You can spend hour walking in and out of those places, a lot of fun and beautiful grounds too.

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ShellyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Food was incredible, restaurant was super clean, service outstanding. We also enjoyed walking around the area when we were finished. Can’t wait to go back.

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jeanc
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing missing was alcohol! So just stop on the way

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NancyP
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Cafe Homestead is done with excellence.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Cafe Homestead to celebrate my son’s graduation from Baylor University. It was the first time that he ate there. He said it was the best food he’s had in Waco. Atmosphere was relaxing. Food was delicious and they had a great salad for that our vegetarian loved. My son could tell the sweet peach iced tea was made with fresh peaches. We had four different desserts. The fresh peach cobbler was voted by most as the best, and the best peach cobbler we’ve ever had. But I also loved the lemon custard. We only wish we came earlier to see the different parts of the working Homestead.

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JeffH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was exceptional.

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WalterB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! The service is great! All the servers and workers there are friendly, helpful, and kind.
My wife and I ate lunch here, then we went back for breakfast for the next morning.
Highly recommend!

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Kelly
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t rave about this place enough! The workers were so incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious!! We would recommend it to anyone!! The grounds were so beautiful and well taken care of! A highlight of our trip for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal

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AliciaJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious! The food was great quality and service was wonderful.

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ShelSistee
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, loved the food. Was worth the drive. Great experience.

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vipClareD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had breakfast and everything was delicious. I appreciate that the tables were socially distanced. My only complaint is that the staff didn’t wear masks... I wore mine and I expect others, especially businesses, to show the same courtesy. The pandemic is over yet.

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Cookie
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant with a good variety on the menus. Food was good and the service was excellent

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Tiffers
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot wait to go back So good. Excellent in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around. A special dining experience.

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KenJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Cafe Homestead many times. I can tell you the experience - whether breakfast, lunch or dinner - has been excellent. The menu offers appealing choices for everyone. The meals are delicious, generous portions. The hostesses and servers are very pleasant, friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is relaxing, decor is welcoming and the music is beautiful and is played at the perfect sound level.

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DavidB
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for dining. The food was wonderful and the service was perfect. I especially love their chicken tenders and their soups. The cabin atmosphere is so cozy and the decor is beautiful. Every time we’ve eaten there, it has been a fine dining experience.

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MelindaV
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very delicious food! Everyone was very friendly. The whole community was very interesting

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MikeC
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this Cafe and would like to return, the food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met family for lunch here. We had burgers, fries, salads and chicken fired steak. All were delicious! For dessert we had 3 gf sugar free cheesecakes. They were awful...zero flavor at all. They get bonus points for trying though. Perhaps sugar free and gf shouldn’t go together. The chocolate peanut butter dessert was apparently good, though! It was very noisy, but not sure what the can do about the that. Very cute place!

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CathyW
East Texas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. We drove about 20 minutes out of our way to get there and were NOT disappointed. The staff exudes Christian meekness and love and, of course, modesty. Everything, right down the ketchup, tastes homemade. We had a variety of meals: salad, tilapia, chicken fried steak, and chicken fingers and loved all of it. Do NOT pass up the wedge salad. It isn't a traditional massive hunk of lettuce and although ranch and balsamic don't sound like they go together....trust me. They do. The tea is phenomenal and I don't say that often about tea. If you have time, take a walk around the grounds and explore. Homestead Heritage offers classes (I have taken the woodworking) and represents a beacon of traditional light in an otherwise dark and dingy postmodern/post Christian world.

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EricS
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at the Homestead Cafe is always a special experience. The setting is beautiful and the food is always outstanding. The people, however make the real difference! Everyone is attentive, helpful, and cheerful... that is what keeps so many coming back again and again!

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Cafe Homestead is rated 4.9 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

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