Chip and Joanna Gaines became famous for your HGTV home renovation series Fixer Upper, but since that present ended, the multi-talented duo have been widening out the realty — and also reality TV — and also into the restaurant business. The Silos Baking company opened in 2016, come be join by Magnolia Table in 2018 and, many recently, the Magnolia push Coffee company in 2019, all 3 restaurants being situated in the Gaines" hometown the Waco, Texas.

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Although the food company might seem prefer a various direction because that the couple, Joanna has had a long-standing love for cooking (as well as for eating), and from fans" reaction to their restaurants, it seems as if the duo have nailed this recent venture.


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The Silos Baking agency is, simply as the surname says, a bakery, although they also have a complete coffee bar. Some Yelpers have commented that there are regularly lines the end the door, however this appears to be par because that the course v the Gaines" eateries, as they are a can"t-be-missed stop on any Fixer Upper fan"s itinerary. Evidently Chip and also Joanna-inspired tourism is pretty huge in Waco, according to one Washington Post reporter who herself do the pilgrimage.


The real star at Silos Baking is the cupcakes, i beg your pardon come in flavors such together lemon lavender, strawberry "n" cream, and nuts & bolts, this last-named a cute reminder that the Gaines" previously career — return the "nuts and bolts" in the batter space actually pecans and also walnuts. Various other baked goods encompass cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal, and peanut butter), muffins, and a few savories such as the prize pig bacon and cheddar biscuit. When a couple of reviewers complained of the crowds and others that the prices, most seemed to agree the the baked goods themselves space top-notch.


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Magnolia Table is the Gaines" one true sit-down restaurant, and it"s recognized for having actually insanely long wait times. The restaurant doesn"t offer dinner service, just breakfast and also lunch, and also closes in ~ 3 p.m. On her visit, the Washington Post reporter discovered that the waitlist because that tables had closed an hour prior to the kitchen"s act so. She inquired regarding when she should arrive in stimulate to be seated because that lunch, and also the hostess said doing so prior to 8:30 a.m. The reporter then asked, "What if i didn"t want to eat lunch during the breakfast hour?" and the hostess told her to display up through 11 a.m. Come snag a 1 p.m. Spot. Yelp reviews check that long wait times room still very much a thing, through 2-1/2 hrs from come to seating not unheard of.


The menu itself is rather simple, with a couple of basic breakfast bowl — eggs and bacon, eggs and sausage, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, and yes, millennials, they perform offer avocado toast — and lunch items including turkey or chicken salad sandwiches, a burger, a tossed salad with roast chicken and also asparagus, and what is billed as a Gaines household favorite, chili served over Fritos. Many Yelpers appeared to find the food for sure wonderful and also the restaurant itself fairly beautiful, as it have to be. Magnolia Table is situated in the Gaines-renovated 1919 elite Cafe structure that Joanna"s blog phone call "a Waco icon."


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The latest addition to the Gaines" Waco empire is their answer to Starbucks, except there"s only one Magnolia Press instead of the around 12 billion or therefore Starbucks currently covering the planet. Chip and Joanna, however, seem less bent on civilization domination through franchising and an ext on turning Waco itself right into a foodie (as fine as truth TV fan) destination.

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Reviewers rave about the cute old building. One Yelper from brand-new York said, "If ns were to visit Waco again, I would come back here just to cave out. It offers off a really old school library/study room vibe that just screams nostalgia." The coffee drink are additionally held in high regard, as room the small goods, and also there"s less mention of lengthy lines and huge crowds than v the other Gaines" restaurants — other the Washington Post reporter additionally experienced.

We predict that the recently-opened Magnolia press will be simply as successful as every little thing else Chip and Joanna revolve a hand (or take a hammer) to, and also it sounds prefer the perfect location to cave out with a latte and a lemon blueberry roll while we wait to watch what the Gaineses are going to perform with that castle they bought (via Business Insider). Would it be too much to hope they could open a dinner theatre a la medieval Times?