Voted one of the Best Small Town Cafes in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine and Texas Highway Magazine


The Coffee Shop Cafe is a throwback to old world ideals and a different, slower way of living. To us, the kitchen is a special place and meals are about enjoying the food as well as the conversation and laughter around the table.


In addition to our Best Small Town Cafes in Texas honors, The Coffee Shop Cafe has also been recognized as being third in the state for Best Pies from Texas Highways Magazine, featured in Southern Living's Off The Eaten Path - Second Helpings book and recently named one of the best places to 'Ride to the Pie' in Texas Monthly's specialty magazine Ride Texas


Readers of the Waco Trib and Locals Love Us have continuously voted The Coffee Shop Cafe as having the best breakfast in Central Texas!

Valerie Citrano has helped in the kitchen and appeared on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine and has catered for celebrity chef, Paula Deen.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey filmed a sequence for their MTV television show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jess along with their family while having dinner in our back room. Jess talked about the cafe and filming here, to our surprise, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

During George W. Bush's presidency, Donald Citrano and his staff had the honor of both catering and serving in-house the White House staff, media, support, foreign leaders staff, foreign press and the President himself. The President's beloved ranch is just up the road in Crawford.