Places to Eat

Calling all Foodies: How to Eat Your Way Through Boerne in 2 Days

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Photos by Marcy Stellfox

The town of Boerne, nestled on I-10, often gets overlooked in a rush to get to larger Hill Country destinations. But Boerne is worth a visit in its own right, especially for foodies. A recent infusion of growth has led to the development of a vibrant foodie scene worthy of a big city. Read on to see where to get the best eats in Boerne, both old and new.

Day 1

Breakfast: Dienger Trading Company

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Raymond and Lisa Lunsford transformed the Dienger Building, formerly the Boerne public library, into a friendly bistro that buzzes with casual business meetings, moms and toddlers, and coffee klatsches. A walk-up coffee bar invites you to order anything from the simplest to the most creative in coffee drinks. In a hurry? Grab a delicious baked treat to complement your cup ‘o joe.

Lisa comes in each day to oversee the bakery and her years of experience and passion resonate in each of the tasty goodies she creates. We loved the orange cranberry scone and the chocolate croissant – light and flaky with just the right amount of semi-sweet dark chocolate secreted away inside. Have more time? Get a table and stay for a traditional Hill Country breakfast of eggs, fried potatoes, locally sourced bacon or sausage, and toast. The bistro serves lunch and dinner, too. Diegner Trading Company (menu), 210 North Main Street, Boerne, (830) 331-2225; Breakfast and Lunch: Monday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Brunch: Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lunch: Bumdoodlers Lunch Company

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It’s usually only the locals who have the bead on the best hole in the wall to find a good bite. Here’s a little Boerne foodie secret.  Opened in 1982 when Gerri Fielder and her husband Ken served up their first sandwich, Bumdoodlers still pleases the palates of Boerne’s residents more than 30 years later.