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29 PLACES

Going Native in Waco

A local native’s guide to Waco’s small businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, and activities

NO. 1

Nightlight Donuts & Coffee

Order half a dozen of the following
2 glaze
2 cinnamon sugar
2 chocolate
And if you are feeling fancy get the donut holes 😋
@nightlightdonuts
NO. 2

Common Grounds Woodway

Local favorite: Iced Cowboy Coffee

Craving something sweet: Frozen Carmel Coffee Crunch

@commongroundswoodway

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Common Grounds Woodway

Coffee Shop
Waco, Texas

NO. 3

Lolita’s

Hands down best breakfast tacos in Waco
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Lolita's

Mexican Restaurant
Waco, Texas

NO. 4

Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

Honey Lavender Latte, you won’t regret it
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Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

Coffee Shop
Waco, Texas

NO. 5

Oh My Juice

Amazing Açaí bowl options, make sure you add their incredible homemade French vanilla granola to your bowl with some honey drizzled on top!

The carrot cake smoothie is delicious

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Oh My Juice

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
Waco, Texas

NO. 6

Sergio’s Food Truck

You have to start your Saturday off right at the Farmer’s Market with Sergio’s breakfast burritos.
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Sergio's Food Truck

Food Truck
Waco, Texas

NO. 7

Union Hall

If you want food options this is your place! So much talent and delicious food under one room!

Our favorite vendors are as follows:

KOKO Ramen ‑ order the bao buns
Blasian Asian ‑ order the eggs rolls and yellow noodles, spice at level 5
Zuke’s Tea Bar ‑ order a iced coconut tea latte with coconut sugar
Waffle Press ‑ order the southern belle🫐

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Union Hall

Food & beverage

NO. 8

Barnett’s Public House

If you enjoy whiskey definitely check out Barnett’s Pub, they have the largest collection in Texas
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Barnett's Public House

Pub
Waco, Texas

NO. 9

Revival Eastside Eatery

The best gourmet burger around! Fresh and local ingredients, must add egg to your burger and try the sweet potato fries
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Revival Eastside Eatery

American Restaurant
Waco, Texas

NO. 10

Splendid Oaks Chocolates

Delicious chocolate truffles and ice cream! You have to take home a 8 piece box! Great for a date night, try their ice cream sampler! So man incredible flavors too choose from!
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Splendid Oaks Chocolates

Chocolate Shop

NO. 11

Waco Cha

Need something refreshing to drink? This place is it! The seasonal galaxy lemonade is a personal fav!
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Cha Community

Bubble Tea Shop
Waco, Texas

NO. 12

Cameron Park

Adventure is out there! So many fun trails for walking and biking! Check out Jacob’s ladder and Lover’s Leap!
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Cameron Park

Neighborhood

NO. 13

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe

The coolest little bookshop in downtown Waco! Check out the Secret Wardrobe in the kid section, it really is magical!
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Fabled Bookshop & Cafe

Coffee Shop
Waco, Texas

NO. 14

Brazos River Supply Co

For the guys in your life, take them to this store! They will love it!
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Brazos River Supply Co

Men’s clothing store
Waco, Texas

NO. 15

The Black Daisy ‑ Downtown

This store is magical! Clothes, small gifts, and accessories!
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The Black Daisy - Downtown

Boutique Store
Waco, Texas

NO. 16

Spice Village

Spice has been around before Waco was cool, it’s a staple of Waco and a must-see!
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Spice Village

Gift Shop
Waco, Texas

NO. 17

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

If you are ever in Waco on a Saturday check out the Waco Farmer’s Market! 9‑1 pm, rain or shine! Artisan Market is every third Saturday of the month.
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Waco Downtown Farmers Market

Farmers Market
Waco, Texas

NO. 18

The Findery

Take your picture at one of Waco’s famous murals and check out this beautiful home goods and decor store.
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The Findery

Home Decor
Waco, Texas

NO. 19

Franklin Ave Mac House

The BEST grilled cheese in Waco, TX! Order the Boss with a cup of tomato soup and their seasonal lemonade flavor!

 

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Franklin Ave Mac House

American Restaurant

NO. 20

George’s Restaurant

On the weekend this place is always hopping! Order you a BIG O Margarita! The Smoke house burger is out of this world!
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George's Restaurant

American Restaurant
Waco, TX

NO. 21

Di Campli’s Italian Ristorante

The newest and up and coming restaurant! The food is 💯
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Di Campli’s Italian Ristorante

Italian Restaurant
WACO

NO. 22

Pura Vida Paddle

Great day out adventuring on the lake!
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Pura Vida Paddle

Paddleboarding Center
Waco, Texas

NO. 23

Te’jun the Texas Cajun‑Robinson

This place is always packed and we know because it’s just that good!
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Te'jun the Texas Cajun‑Robinson

Seafood Restaurant
Robinson

NO. 24

Schmaltz’s Sandwich Shop

Order the Ham & Cheese everything on it with a cup of the Wisconsin cheddar soup!

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Schmaltz's Sandwich Shop

Sandwich Shop
Waco, Texas

NO. 25

Guess Family Barbecue

Don’t walk, RUN! This barbecue joint is amazing! Get the Mac and cheese for your side, game changer!
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Guess Family Barbecue

Barbecue Restaurant 
Waco, Texas

NO. 27

January Letterpress Shop + Studio

Send a beautiful printed Waco postcard from this fun stationary and letterpress shop. If you a journal person pick up one of their beautiful hand stitched journals.
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January Letterpress Shop + Studio

Shopping & retail

NO. 28

Kitok Restaurant

This place is a hidden Waco treasure, don’t let the outside looks fool ya! Their food is delicious! Oriental fries are a must order and the chicken bulgogi 💯

 

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Kitok Restaurant

Family Style Restaurant

NO. 29

milkbottlecookies

Craving something sweet this is the place!
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milkbottlecookies

Local business 
Waco, TX