Who loves brunch?
I know I do. It might possibly be my favorite meal.
Below are my top 5 (local) places to have brunch in our sweet hometown.
5. Mad Hasher:
Waco has a food truck park on University Parks and Franklin that is right off the Brazos river. There are many good eats to choose from but only one that provides a delicious, local, and specialty brunch. We love a good hash in our family and Mad Hasher satisfies the craving. We particularly enjoy El Chupacabra and the Texican. Their kid options are not posted but they do have a kid’s plate with scrambled eggs and potatoes. Open Tuesday – Thursday 10 am to 8 pm. Open for brunch on Sundays 10 am to 2:30 pm and closed Mondays. It is outdoor seating only and if you choose to park in the lot behind the food trucks – watch out for objects that could hurt your tires!
4. Lula Jane’s:
This one is in one of my favorite parts of town – Elm Avenue in historic East Waco. It is an area with so much charm and character! Lula Jane’s is a great place to grab a light breakfast and enjoy good company. Their menu can vary from day to day but my personal favorite is their zucchini bread. They also have frozen dinners for sale for $10 which I have been dying to try! Open Tuesday – Friday 7:30 – 3:00 and Saturday 8:00 – 3:00 with indoor and outdoor seating.
3. Waco Downtown Farmers Market:
The farmers market is not open everyday but it is definitely worth a Saturday morning visit! While you support local farmers, enjoy one of the many tasty food vendors. It provides variety for the whole family and you get to be outside together. Our family loves our mornings spent at the farmers market. Sergio’s breakfast burritos are my favorite! Open 9:00 – 1:00 on Saturdays only.
2. Cafe Homestead:
This is a Waco treasure. Homestead Heritage is a wonderful place that has a variety of activities for everyone in the family. If you haven’t checked it out, you should! Cafe Homestead is a on the property and boast to have some of the freshest ingredients around. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and are widely known for their traditional Texas, Mediterranean, and specialty dishes on the menu. While you are visiting you can also check out their craft shops, gift barn, model homestead, and even enjoy a hayride to a scenic overlook. Open Monday – Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and on Saturday 7:00 to 6:00.
It isn’t just a place to get frosty Big O’s! George’s brings in my #1 spot because it is my personal favorite in Waco for a meal, any time of day. Oh, but the breakfast… I am hungry just thinking about it! They have a great, affordable home-style/Tex-Mex breakfast menu. From steak and eggs to migas – they’ve got you covered. I get a side of their breakfast potatoes every time, they are so delicious! The Waco location opens at 6:30 am and the Hewitt location opens at 7:00 am for breakfast Monday – Saturday.