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Shirley's Sante Fe Cafe

302 W First St, Brenham, TX 77833-3606
+1 979-836-0573
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good61%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
302 W First St, Brenham, TX 77833-3606
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for breakfast on the way home from seeing our grand kids. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very much like the place my father took my brothers and I to breakfast early on Saturday morning before we started working....More

Thank Texas_Homesick
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. The outside is not very appealing but the service and food is outstanding for a cafe. The locals dine here for lunch and the specials change day from day. FYI - cash only. Well worth the trip.

Thank gramps3421
Reviewed October 16, 2017

My husband and I got lunches to go, I had a fried pork chop that was excellent, with mashed potatoes, turnip greens, and black eye peas with cornbread; my husband had baked chicken, black eyed peas and chicken flavored rice and black eye peas..all of...More

Thank BrenhamTexasGramma2
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We had such an wonderful lunch at the cafe. We enjoyed the food and sat for rwo hours visiting. The waitress was attentive but let us talk until closing time. They only take cash but you won't need much. The prices are very reasonable.

1  Thank Hank1126
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

I eat breakfast here whenever I can. Their cooking is like grandmas!!!! Biscuits/gravy, grits....all the good stuff!! Lunch is also worth the trip. Mainly locals in here because they know where to go to eat in Brenham!!!

Thank geophy_traveler
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We were driving along Highway 290 and decided to stop in Brenham for lunch here. The outside is certainly not at all attractive, and the interior looks like time stopped somewhere around 1958. But if you are looking for a classic Texas blue plate special...More

1  Thank ahur111
Reviewed November 14, 2016

A real throwback to past years when service was important and so is food quality. Great home cooking but most folks here know that so come early for lunch

Thank cobinator1021
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy eating lunch here on a regular basis. There is a rotating daily list of specials that are reasonably priced. On this visit, I had the Beef Liver lunch, which comes with a choice of 3 sides. I chose the Mashed Potatoes,, Okra Salad...More

Thank albebuc
Reviewed June 4, 2016

What you would expect from a small town cafe. The food was average, but the prices were very reasonable. Unfortunately the best part of the meal was the toast. The rest was hum drum. Not worth going out of the way.

Thank Christian M
Reviewed March 2, 2016

They have three meats to chose from and a long list of vegetables to pick three from. All of this with a drink and dessert for less than $9.00. All the locals eat there. They ONLY TAKE CASH! They are open for breakfast and lunch...More

Thank Cheryl A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 W First St, Brenham, TX 77833-3606
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brenham
  • Phone Number: +1 979-836-0573
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