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Weekend at Boerne Part 2: Fun and Food on the Famous Hill Country Mile

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Read Part 1 of our Boerne adventure here!

We kicked off the morning of our third and, sadly, final day in Boerne with breakfast at Richter Bakhaus. The freshly-made baked goods melted in our mouths and coupled nicely with offerings of unique coffees. We couldn’t resist a Flynn Roll and a Duffin. That’s a donut-meets-a-muffin, in case you haven’t had a personal Duffin experience yet! The smell of baking bread enlivens your senses. An exciting part of the 153 Main complex on Boerne’s Hill Country Mile, Richter Bakhaus offers the ideal atmosphere in which to sip a cocktail: a second-floor, 1920s-style, industrial-themed bar and restaurant while a classic silent film is projected on the wall. The menu changes with the seasons, following their commitment to using fresh local ingredients whenever possible. That dedication makes Richter Bakhaus a vital experience for any true Texas foodie. Now it’s obvious what all the buzz is about!

Weekend at Boerne Part 2: Fun and Food on the Famous Hill Country Mile

Photo: Tony Maples Photography

Then we spent an afternoon touring and shopping the famous Hill Country Mile. Named as a “Great Street in Texas,” this stretch of Boerne’s historic district is the home of world-class shops and unique boutiques. No visit to Boerne is complete without a stroll down the Hill Country Mile to explore its galleries, restaurants, and high-end shopping. Beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving, you can even enjoy late-night shopping for three weekends. Let the Hill Country Mile welcome you “Home for the Holidays” for festive Fridays and Saturdays, November 27-28, December 4-5, and December 11-12. You’ll feel that old, familiar Christmas magic amid the beautifully decorated and lighted downtown buildings. Enjoy Christmas music, Victorian-era revelers, and a special open-air Handmade Market. Hand-sanitizing stations will be provided throughout downtown and precautions are in place for a safe and healthy Boerne experience.

Weekend at Boerne Part 2: Fun and Food on the Famous Hill Country Mile

Photo: Natalie Lynn Images

We stopped at the Tusculum Brewing Co. for a fascinating tour, then a flavorful tasting of the beer, wine, champagne, and cider. Of course, we had to eat lunch too! The jalapeno popper sandwich was a special delight. We also loved the charcuterie board of craft meats and cheeses, and one of the brewing company’s darker beers, which was creamy and smooth.

Weekend at Boerne Part 2: Fun and Food on the Famous Hill Country Mile

Photo: Tony Maples Photography

To cap off a perfect day, we satisfied our sweet tooth at Bear Moon Bakery. One of Boerne’s sweetest treasures, Bear Moon is a favorite among locals and tourists for tasty pastries, great coffee, a hearty breakfast, and a gourmet lunch. We snagged a bear claw, since this bakery is one of the few left that still makes these delicious treats from scratch, and a bag of their small cookies for the perfect snack on the road back home. If you’re craving something sweet and made from scratch, Bear Moon is the place to go!

Weekend at Boerne Part 2: Fun and Food on the Famous Hill Country Mile

Photo: Tony Maples Photography

Then it was finally time to head home and bid goodbye to beautiful Boerne. Thankfully, it’s only a temporary goodbye, since you can be sure we’ll back soon to drink in an even deeper experience of this special town. We couldn’t have asked for a better, more delightful weekend in a small Hill Country town that’s close to the big city of San Antonio, but feels a million miles away. Thank you for having us, Boerne! We won’t be gone long.