Royer's Round Top Cafe is a wonderful destination all by itself. Sitting on the square of an old Texas town, Round Top, there is not a better dining experience for a hundred miles around. Royer's Round Top Cafe is a destination worth driving there, eating and then driving home. One's only regret would be the lack of a hammock to sleep in after such a good meal on the front porch.
The menu is varied and not at all what one would expect in a very small and sleepy Texas town. In this very small and quaint cafe food is served with taste that one would only expect in the big city restaraunts. The experience starts when you enter through the old screen door and sit at a small wooden table so close to the next table you often do not need to see a menu to know what you are hungry for. If reading small print is a problem, are there those out there that this is not a problem, then there are drug store reading glasses sitting on the table in a wine glass for you to use. The service is quick considering how busy they normally are and the food is delivered to the table pretty quick as well. Save room for fresh pie in too many flavors to list and do not fret about the extra calories with the ice cream on top of the pie that just seems to belong there.
On a busy day or a day that draws a lot of people to the area, like during the Round Top Antique festival, expect a long wait and do not even think of a reservation. On other days feel joyful to just walk in and have a great dining experience. While there, you just may think of taking a pie home for a gift to someone or just for selfish reasons.
I have lots of friends that I have sent a long way to get to Royer's and I have never had a complaint yet. Find the place on a map and plan to make a trip there. Make sure you call before you go to make sure the place is open and the family is not away at a UT game.
"The best pecan pie on earth? (By the way, the green area at the lower left of the photo is NOT actual leaves. It is the decoration on the china dessert plate!)"
"An extreme close up of Royers' pecan pie: sweet dessert gets no better than this!"
"Round Top, Texas, may not be a convenient pie stop if you happen to live in, say, Oregon or New Hampshire. But Royers is all set up to ship these beauties anywhere, ready to heat and eat."
"Royers is a relatively small place with a hugely delicious menu -- one of the country's true Roadfood gems."
"Royers always feels like a party -- worth a drive from anywhere."