We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Cafe Homestead

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705-5409
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 311: English reviews
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a customer here several times and it really does deserve all five stars and No. 1 restaurant in Waco. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are air conditioned. The food is fantastic. It is fresh and grown from the farms surrounding Waco. This place fills up very fast, so my recommendation is to get a... More 

Thank Timothy T
Orange, Texas
Level Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant service and food were wonderful. We were seated right away; waitress was there in a second, appetizer and drinks were ordered and came quickly. Food ordered; didn't take long at all. Delicious lunch!!

Thank Lisa Y
Waco, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very,very good food. Pricy, but very good. Both lunch visits I've made were met with sizable crowds. Having to wait to be seated though gave us time to look around & enjoy a beautiful day outside in their gorgeous surroundings. A very nice place to visit. We'll be back ! LW, Waco.

Thank shotgun1973
Waco, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there many times. All the food is grown on site. Nothing like fresh! Everything is fresh....they raise the animals for the meat, make their own cheese, bake the bread from home grown grain that was milled in their mill, grow their vegetables. Can't get fresher that Homestead Heritage.

Thank frankye693
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for lunch or night dinner special events! Be sure to leave room for pie or take one home. Call for lunch resveration stop avoid long wait.

Thank AuntWezzy
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fresh & delicious. The tacos were very spicy, typical of Jamican Jerk. I love spicy food but some may not be able to handle the intensity of flavor & spice. A party of ten & everyone seemed to enjoy their sandwiches, hamburgers, fries, tacos & refreshing tea. Portions are large & prices are fairly cheap. Make sure... More 

Thank hortenciac691
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were thrilled with our lunch at Cafe Homestead. The food was delicious including the special wrap of the day with locally grown, organic vegetables and chicken. Save room for dessert - coconut cream pie and peanut butter pie were mouthwatering. Service was great and the atmosphere is cozy country.

Thank kahula
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is now my new favorite place for lunch. Decently priced, good quality food, genuinely sweet waitstaff. It is one of the best kept secrets in the Waco area. Definitely worth the drive. I debated on sharing my thoughts here, because some things are better left a secret. But they are consistently good and an experience like this should be... More 

1 Thank DannaWyatt
Level Contributor
86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant not far from Waco. The food is fresh and its always tasty. Service can be slow. My problem is always refills. Its a pet peeve of mine. But I think one person should go around the restaurant refilling glasses. I realize that the wait staff is busy but its hard to eat without liquid. Make sure to try... More 

Thank TexasRoadtripmom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and some friends visited Cafe Homestead on a Saturday afternoon. We got there early for lunch and just happened to pick the right day because they were celebrating their annual Sorghum Festival. My husband and I split the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos! Best taco I have ever had! The chicken was moist and flavorful. Not sure... More 

Thank JPS63

Travelers who viewed Cafe Homestead also viewed


Been to Cafe Homestead? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $13
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco, TX 76705-5409
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: 12547549604
At Cafe Homestead you won't find many products made by people we've never met in places we've never heard of or been to. The majority of the meat and produce we use comes from the herds and gardens of people we live and work with on a daily basis.Cafe Homestead partners with local and organic sources to provide our guests with the highest quality dining experience!Offering great tasting, sustainable, natural meals and catering in Waco, Texas.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Homestead and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Irving, Texas
1 month ago
Waco, Texas
3 months ago
6 months ago
Dallas, TX
8 months ago
Houston, Texas
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Homestead staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?