Waco has been my home my whole life and I'm excited to host you in any of our vacation homes! I'm a wife and mother and take great care of my houses to make sure people feel comfortable and welcome. I enjoy the occasional design and decor projects for clients and value hospitality as a tenant of my faith and Southern culture.
I was born here, y’all! I’ve grown up in Waco and now raise my kids here. If you’re going to listen to someone’s favorite places to eat in Waco, it’s going to be me. Here are my top breakfast spots in Waco. As a local and vacation rental hostess, I got you covered!
Let’s start here because the brunch is award-winning AND my friends make emphatic verbal note of how delicious it is. Plus, I love the cozy atmosphere and central downtown location. My order recommendation is The Traditional Benedict.
Open Friday – Sunday, 10-2
Here’s the menu from their website.
I’m partial to Lolita’s. This storefront on Franklin Avenue was the building my grandparents owned when they sold and delivered auto parts long ago. It holds a special place in my heart. Plus, the breakfast tacos are delicious. They open at 6, 7, or 8am depending on the day. Since you’re in Texas, you need the experience of a Tex Mex brex. I get #2 and #3 breakfast tacos with guacamole on the side.
Here’s their menu from their facebook page.
Of course I’m including Magnolia Table. It’s Waco Local, delicious, iconic as the former Elite Cafe where Elvis once ate and is next door to Health Camp (which is NOT healthy but so good). My favorite order is the Kind Breakfast, but you can’t go wrong. Every dish has a special delicious twist that makes it perfection.
Here is the menu from their website.
Okay, this place is adorable AND has good food. It’s a walk up food truck with a patio. The owner is super sweet and you would probably love the cinnies (cinnamon rolls). Here’s a small part of the breakfast menu but there is so much more – muffins, scones, full size quiches, cookies, cupcakes, and kolaches.
Check out their website for more.
For the conscious eater, this establishment is going to be your favorite. The menu is seasonal so check the website for current chef choices. Yes, it’s delicious and the vibe is hip and sleek.
Yep, it’s a chain. If you’re new to the South and you’re looking for a cozy Southern experience with shopping on the side, this is your place. There are so many choices for breakfast so I’ll include the customizable one.
Leal’s – Tuesday – Fri 6:30-2:30, Sat 7-2
Cafe Homestead – Thursday – Sat 8-11a
Olive Branch – closed Tuesdays, open 8a-9p, Sunday 10-2
Cafe Cappuccino – 6-2p
Brown House Cafe – Everyday 8-8p
Milo – 11-3, 10-3 Sundays
Moroso’s – Sundays 10-2
Taqueria #9 – 9-5, closed Sundays