If you were ever in the old general mercantile store on Main Street in Grapeland built in 1913, you will feel right at home in the Cafe and Creamery. The ancient wood floor still creaks beneath your feet and the pressed tin ceiling still shines from above. But now, antiques, artifacts and a mouthwatering aroma invite hungry visitors into the main attraction, the buffet with a potato, soup and salad bar and the dessert bar. This vast space is transformed into a culinary cathedral of home cooking.
You may have eaten at the Brass Lantern in Crockett, which is now closed. If you enjoyed the cooking there, you will be thrilled to learn that their cook, Albert Mancilla, is now the cook for the Cafe and Creamery. Famous for everything from chicken fried steaks to fajitas, his homemade desserts are the only way to finish a meal.