The Root Cellar Cafe |215 N LBJ DrSan MarcosTX78666 | (512) 392-5158
The Root Cellar Cafe
215 N LBJ Dr
San MarcosTX 78666
 (512) 392-5158
The Root Cellar Cafe
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Cafe San Marcos, TX

Whenever you're in San Marcos, TX, The Root Cellar Cafe is a must-stop restaurant. Join us for an early breakfast or a bite and drink for a late brunch. We're right at the bottom of the historic Donaldson Building and we offer a delectable food and drinks menu. You'll find an eclectic mix of foods to satisfy the tastes of everyone. We've got vegan options, food for every meat lover, and plenty of appetizers. When you join us for breakfast, you'll also find many delightful food options. Whether you're touring the historic Donaldson District and need a family meal or just looking for a new brunch spot, this is the place.

What Others Are Saying

Went here for lunch with my husband and in-laws- super cute place! Tasty food, nice service, and fair prices. I don't think you can make reservations, but you can put your name on a wait list. I definitely suggest doing this because I think they can get pretty busy!

— Cody

I come here regularly for their amazing brunch menu. You can tell how fresh everything is and how much care they put into preparing every dish and drink. My favorite meal is the eggs Benedict which comes with fruit and potatoes, and a hot cocoa. The cocoa is so rich and smooth and the whipped cream is made in house and it's the best and most creamy I've ever had! I'm always impressed with the flavor and quality of all the dishes I've tried. Not to mention they have an adorable location in the heart of San Marcos in a historic building that is full of character. They offer indoor and outdoor seating so you can also enjoy the view of the city if you'd like. This is a must-try for anyone living in or visiting San Marcos.

— Ashley


The Story of The Root Cellar Cafe

The Root Cellar Cafe sits at the bottom floor of a historic building. We're at 215 N LBJ Dr and our building has been used for many things. It was once a hardware store, then a restaurant, and then held other several businesses before becoming our location. We opened our doors in February of 2005 looking to maintain the historic pride of this very spot.

In addition to our dine-in options, our restaurant also offers catering. Root Cellar Catering provides your event attendees with fresh ingredients and elegant food. Each menu item has our Americana flair with an artisan twist.


Quality Food & Beer in San Marcos

Breakfast Plates · Weekend Brunch · Beer & Wine · Dinner Entrees · Sandwiches · Salads · Burgers

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The Root Cellar Cafe is at 215 N LBJ Dr in San Marcos, TX. Call (512) 392-5158 to ask us any questions, and we look forward to serving you!

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More Details about The Root Cellar Cafe

Accepted Payment Methods:

  • Debit Card

Business Hours:

Business Hours:

Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Open For To Go Orders Only
10AM-2PM and 5PM - 8PM