For this month's edition of Where to Eat, we're heading to Boerne to see what's cooking in the 'burbs. Here are eight great restaurants to try in Boerne, ranging from old favorites to new kids on the block.
Bear Moon Bakery
Located across from Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. and up and running with the sunrise, Bear Moon Bakery is a buzzing, casual favorite. Bear Moon offers pastries, lunch variety, high-powered coffees, and an unexpected twist of carefully selected wine and beer to boot.
Cibolo Creek Brewing Company
New to Boerne is family-owned Cibolo Creek Brewing Company on Main Street. Cibolo Creek is as laid-back as the fare is delicious. The kitchen serves up locally sourced foods with a friendly smile and casual conversation. It goes without saying that guests must try the craft beer, which honors the history and tradition of the area. And don’t leave without giving the bar snacks or authentically prepared entrees a try.
Upscale Texas Hill Country restaurant Cypress Grille, founded in 2005, offers daily soups and specials, burgers, entree options from the land and sea, and an extensive wine list. Cypress Grille features a unique mix of chef-inspired flair and neighborhood warmth, much like Boerne itself. The Buffalo Burger with havarti cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and a side of hand-cut fries, was worth our trip alone.
The Dienger Trading Co.
Housed in the Dienger Building that was erected in 1884, The Dienger Trading Co. offers a little slice of history to those that stop in. It operates as a cafe and bistro, bookstore, boutique, and coffee shop, catering to the needs of tourists and locals alike. A rich beverage list of wine and beer accompanies the bistro fare and coffee menu, accommodating every need for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We suggest you have the daily rotating quiche and salad. We're certain every option is great.
Little Gretel is just the place to get a taste of Boerne's rich German heritage. This sun-washed, riverfront spot offers German and Czech favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including bratwurst, schnitzel, and kolaches. And don't skip the crab cake or carpaccio.
Peggy’s on the Green
Chef Mark Bohanan’s newest venture epitomizes Southern charm and simple elegance. Founded in 2016, Peggy’s is new to Boerne and already a local favorite. The restaurant, fit snugly inside the historic Ye Kendall Inn, dishes out hospitality alongside Southern favorites, not to mention a lengthy selection of craft cocktails and wine. Peggy’s is particularly known for brunch, so rise and shine and head to Boerne’s new kid on the block.
Texas Meat Company
A roundup of Texas dining wouldn’t be complete without barbecue: enter Texas Meat Company. The casual joint dishes up barbecue classics by the pound and caters family-style in addition to serving up high quality selections for in-house dining. The amazing Kahlua-style pulled pork with chicken-fried oysters is the way to go. And the lengthy beverage list includes beer on tap. Guests come to Texas Meat with an empty stomach and leave reminded that when it comes to barbecue, Texas truly is king.
Valeria Ristorante Italiano
Farm-to-table dining doesn’t usually come to mind when one thinks of Italian cuisine, yet Valeria executes it effortlessly. Guests can be assured that they are receiving organic, GMO-free, locally sourced, and often made-from-scratch options. Both the lunch/brunch and dinner menus are creative and seasonal, accompanied by carefully selected, high-quality wine. It would be a mistake to skip the Lasagna alla Valeria. House-made sheets of pasta are layered with bolognese and besciamella sauces and Parmigiano-Reggiano.