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“Good Local Cafe” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Weatherford Downtown Cafe

Weatherford Downtown Cafe
Ranked #4 of 141 Restaurants in Weatherford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great Texas Home Cooking. Received great reviews on other sites.
Weatherford, Texas
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236 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Good Local Cafe”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Located on the Square. Good food but nothing special. Service is average. We will return but hope we have a better experience next time that matches the high ratilngs given to this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Disappointing Lunch on Courthouse Square”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

One of my wife's and my favorite activities is to visit County Courthouses in Texas and then have a meal at one of the cafes, diners, tea rooms... that frequent courthouse squares throughout the state. After an interesting visit to the Parker County Courthouse, my wife and I were looking forward to a relaxing lunch and quickly spotted The Weatherford Downtown Café on a corner near the courthouse. From the outside, the café is attractive and encourages diners to come in for breakfast/lunch. Upon entering the café, the appearance is similar to many small-town cafes/diners that we have previously visited.

Probably the most striking feature of the inside décor is a huge chalkboard that takes up a full wall in the café and is used to display daily menu specials to visitors. The café also has a large printed menu that is distributed to diners once they are seated at a table. This menu provides diners with a wide variety of items to select from for breakfast or lunch.

From the many items displayed on the wall, my wife and I each selected the daily "Soup and Sandwich Special" and then shared a large bowl of banana pudding for dessert. For about $7.00 a piece, we received a small cup of Vegetable Beef Soup and 1/2 of a very small BLT Sandwich that could be more accurately described as a Bacon Sandwich with one small slice of tomato and one wilted piece of lettuce between two half slices of white bread. The soup was also disappointing and appeared to be left over meat and vegetables from the previous day. Plating was non-existent and did not provide us with an appetizing introduction to the meal when it was served.

The highlight of the meal, and the only item I would recommend, was the banana pudding ($4.00 per bowl). Even here, we were disappointed; we had wanted the blackberry or peach cobbler advertised as "Daily Specials," but were told that both were made from canned berries/fruits. Imagine our surprise to find this café, located in Parker County, renowned throughout the state for its peaches, was using canned, not fresh or frozen peaches, to make cobbler!

Both of us found the food served us to be very average and overpriced; this dining experience turned out to be a disappointing one. With many excellent dining locations available in Weatherford and elsewhere, we do not want to eat at restaurants that serve very average food and charge high prices. For food quality and variety as well as price,The Weatherford Downtown Café is not competitive with such places as Applebee's, The Panera Bread Company, McAlister's, le Madeleine... . Based on our recent experience at The Weatherford Downtown Café, we will not return to this café for future meals.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CPGTheATeam
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong stopping here...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Just what a small town downtown cafe should be...good location, easy parking, very friendly staff and great food. Just before the lunch rush today we walked in and had our breakfast in short order. Cooked just right, and oh, those blueberry pancakes were loaded with big blueberries and the batter tastes almost like cake.

Great experience all around.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cleve M
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Cleburne, Texas
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Neat local cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere in an old brick building across from the historic courthouse. Service was good even though they were full for lunch. Potions were large and tasty. I had a chicken sandwich and fries. Everything was very fresh. I'll be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matt L
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Weatherford
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Downtown Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

This small place is one of my favorites for breakfast with my buddies. The variety is good for breakfast and a few nights a week they serve dinner. Their prices are a little high, but I'm always happy with the food and service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John C
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