We are a breakfast and lunch restaurant specializing in fresh, homegrown ingredients and good, old-fashioned cooking. Whether you come to share a meal with your friends and family, to pick something up to-go, or just to check the place out, we hope you’ll stop in. We can’t wait to host you. See you at the Table!
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Much of the produce used in our dishes is grown locally at Joanna’s farm garden, and many of our eggs come from her chickens, too! We also love using local vendors for menu staples like our grass-fed hamburger patties and freshly-squeezed lemonade.
This season, we are spotlighting our watermelon radishes straight from the garden! The watermelon radish is a winter radish that gets its name from its bright pink center. Winter radishes are typically planted anywhere from late fall to early winter and take anywhere from 60-90 days before they’re ready for harvest. You know they’re ready when they reach the size of a tennis ball and are firm to the touch. If you order a salad, look for their vibrant pink color!
We've made several of our fresh Magnolia Table foods available in the Take Away + Market. These items are already prepackaged and ready for you to drop in and carry out for lunch on-the-go. You'll also be able to order coffee and espresso, and you can purchase a wide assortment of Magnolia Table gifts such as t-shirts, hats, kitchen towels and mugs.Be sure to stop by the Take Away + Market to see what we have to offer today!
The Elite Café has been a part of Waco’s history for nearly 100 years. Its original location on Austin Avenue, which opened in 1919, was the place to be back when it opened. The original menu featured a diner-style menu, and the restaurant was the first place in Waco to install “refrigerated air” (which we now, of course, call air conditioning), which people waited for hours just to experience. The original location became so popular that the owners opened this second location on the Waco Traffic Circle in 1941. It’s even rumored that Elvis Presley shared a meal with friends here on his way to Fort Hood.
After the infamous F5 tornado of 1953, the original location closed its doors, and after a long series of renovations and ownership changes, the Elite on the Waco Traffic Circle closed in 2016. Knowing the Elite’s rich history, Chip and Joanna were hopeful that this Waco icon wasn’t quite finished feeding both locals and visitors. When they purchased the building and began its renovation, their first priority was to preserve its history, while also giving it a fresh start. Everyone has a seat at our Table, and we are so glad that you joined us to be a part of this restaurant’s next chapter.
Do you take reservations or call-aheads?
We do not accept reservations or call-ahead seating. We operate on a first come, first served basis.
Can I reserve a section or room in the restaurant for a large party?
We are not able to accommodate reservations for parties of any size ahead of time.
Do you offer after-hours party reservations?
No, we do not offer after hours reservations.
Is there anything to eat or drink while waiting?
Yes! We have a kiosk where you can purchase select pastries and coffee while you wait for your table to become available.
Is there a party size limit?
We do not have a party size limit, but there could be instances where parties would be asked to split up due to space limitations.
Is there a smoking section?
No. Magnolia Table is a smoke-free campus.
Can I order food to-go?
We will not be able to accept to-go orders. However, we will have our Take Away area for you to drop in and choose from a few of our pre-packaged house favorites, as well as shop Magnolia Table gifts.
What sort of items are available at the Take Away?
We have a few of our house favorite food items prepackaged for you to take on the run, as well as specialty food items and Magnolia branded gifts, such as t-shirts, hats, kitchen towels and mugs.
Can I get a coffee to-go at the Take Away?
Can I purchase Magnolia Table items online?
Select products are available online.
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Can I buy t-shirts or other items from my table?
Magnolia Table gifts are available in the Take Away area.
Are refunds or exchanges available for apparel and other items purchased at Magnolia Table?
Yes. Magnolia Table follows the same returns and exchanges policy as Magnolia Market.
Is parking free?
Yes! Our parking is free.
Is there space to park an RV, bus, or trailer?
No, we do not have access to a parking area large enough for an RV, bus, or trailer.
Is breakfast served past noon?
Breakfast is served all day long.
Are there any gluten free options available?
Yes, plus vegetarian and vegan options.
What allergens are handled in your kitchen?
We are not a nut free facility, but we take cross contamination very seriously. Please let us know of any allergies you have so that we are able to help.
Are pets allowed at the restaurant?
Pets are allowed on our patio, but are not allowed inside the restaurant. This is due to health code. Please note that our full menu is not available on the patio, but there is a walk-up window where you can grab the pastry of the day, coffee, and other assorted drinks.
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