Silos Baking Co.

The dream of owning a bakery stemmed completely from Joanna’s love of baking and cooking. From a young age, Joanna delighted in spending time with her family in the kitchen. There, she learned the trade secrets to her homemade chocolate cake, Syrian donuts, chocolate chip cookies, pies and more. When Chip and Joanna acquired the Silos property in…

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Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

The interior of the 100 year-old building housing this local favorite features a mix of modern and traditional elements. Local artisans were utilized in the creation of this community space.

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Schmaltz’s Sandwich Shoppe

“Waco Born & Bread,” Schmaltz’s features oven-toasted sandwiches on fresh artisan bread. A staple of locals and students since 1975. Additional location: 1412 N. Valley Mills Dr, (254) 776-3694

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1424 Bistro

1424 is a small, privately-owned restaurant in downtown Waco, offering freshly made dishes and desserts. A quaint blend of upscale and casual dining.

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Jake’s Texas Tea House

Located in downtown Waco, Jake’s offers southern diner style food in an atmosphere that will take you back to the 50’s. Burgers are served in hubcaps, and they offer blue plate specials on weekdays.

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Lula Jane’s

Lula Jane’s welcomes everyone to gather and enjoy coffee and their fabulous baked goods. Everything is made from scratch, in-house, with the best ingredients. They also have a model vegetable, herb and flower garden on site as well as a water collection system to help maintain the gardens. Seating includes inside, porch, and public pocket park.

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Café Homestead

Also mentioned on the list as part of Homestead Heritage Traditional Crafts Village. Café Homestead offers meals that are prepared primarily using organic local ingredients. Try the jalapeno sweet potato soup, some homemade sorghum pecan ice cream, or a sandwich on fresh home-made bread. The Café is often listed as the top Waco restaurant on Trip Advisor.

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