I visited Magnolia Market on my last trip to Texas for the holidays. For me, it was like going to Disney World for the first time, since I’m such a huge fan of Fixer Upper and Joanna and Chip Gaines. In true Joanna Gaines style, everything from the bakery & market decor to the outdoor space is perfectly curated and is a treat to see in person. I geeked out when I heard one of the employees talking to Joanna on speaker phone.
For those not familiar with Waco, Magnolia Market is about halfway between Austin and Dallas, making it the perfect lunch stop for an Austin-Dallas trip. I just learned about the Silo District trolley which runs by several other fun tourist stops in downtown Waco. Next time I’m planning on spending half the day there to check out the Dr Pepper museum and farmers market.
Here are my tips for visiting the Silos:
- Make sure you have plenty of time- it was fairly crowded when I visited and it sounds like that’s how it is year round. So, give yourself time to find parking, enjoy a cupcake or two, shop a bit, then have some lunch and take in everything.
- Eat dessert first- the Silos Baking Co. will be the first thing you encounter and you do not want to miss it. Just like the rest of the Silos, the inside decor is cute as can be. They have fun cupcake flavors, but the Almond Carre stole the show for me.
- But second, coffee- check out the Common Grounds’ shipping container turned mobile coffee shop. I tried the Caballero and it was great.
- Food truckin’- there’s a bunch of food trucks out back as well as picnic tables to enjoy your lunch. I really enjoyed the Jalapeno Popper crepe from Co-town Crepes.
- Take the kids- just behind the shop is a huge green turf area with cornhole, and soccer balls and footballs, so the kids can hang out while you shop.
Silos Baking Co. Entrance
I love the rustic look and black and white tile. Their cupcakes are some of the prettiest I’ve seen and taste really good too!
Campfire and lemon lavender cupcakes, and the delicious almond carre pastry.
Green turf play area and a shot of the Silos in the background.
Purchase garden supplies in the Magnolia Seed Supply, try the Caballero coffee at Common Grounds, and enjoy lunch at Co-town Crepes.