The oldest continuously operating business on Main Street, Fredericksburg Bakery is armed with baked-good blueprints dating back to 1917 as well as modern marvels like their specialty sweet german pretzel ($3.25). Each of these twisted treats is hand-knotted from flaky puff pastry by elite Boy Scouts and imbued with brown sugar, pecans, and almonds. Sweet teeth can sink further into any of 16 of Blue Bell ice-cream flavors ($2.60–$2.90) or some freshly sliced Fredericksburg fudge ($13.95/slice). The lunch menu puts Fredericksburg Bakery's edible expertise to more savory use, with custom mesquite-turkey and peppered-ham sandwiches ($7.95) and plump Opa's sausages snuggling into a fluffy house-baked pumpernickel or white-bread robe ($4.95).
Near the idyllic balconied homes and 19th-century architecture of the Hill Country town of Boerne, Smittyville General Store exudes its own old-fashioned charm with tasty deli lunches, stunning pastoral scenery, and a bustling jewelry and housewares market. Past the open-air porch of the store's Old West–style façade, a treasure trove of freshly brewed coffee, piping-hot baked goods, and chicken-salad sandwiches headlines the food at Smitty's Lunch Box Cafe. The shop also stocks a selection of souvenirs and home accents, and a sun-filled garden building—a tree-framed pavilion—evokes a small-town amiability from bygone days when neighbors said "howdy" to each other and horses doffed their caps to passersby.
The confectionery wizards at Snowflake Donuts whip up an assortment of sugary indulgences bound to perk up any palate. Saunter in for breakfast to nosh on a signature glazed donut ($0.65) or string together a batch of them to create a snack bandolier. Sweet-toothed patrons will feel like they're at a rave hosted by Willy Wonka as they sample the array of pastries including apple fritters ($1.29), cinnamon rolls ($1.29), danishes ($1.59), and kolaches ($1.89). Walk off sugared stupors and visions of edible boutiques and antique shops at the nearby boutiques and antique shops.
Rolling In Thyme & Dough dishes out a savory menu of flavorful bistro fare concocted from a sunny spread of fresh ingredients. For breakfast, rouse porcine sleepers by ordering up a pig in a blanket ($3.50), or down the smoky chipotle baguette, with a fiery combination of egg, cheese, turkey bacon, and peppers that allows you to roar cartoon flames in the sun's cackling face ($5.35).
Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads ($5–$8 per loaf) that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted every day with freshly milled flour. The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a monthly schedule. Staple offerings include varieties such as honey whole wheat and cinnamon chip. For carb connoisseurs who prefer breaded delights that are easily juggled, Great Harvest bakes muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bars.
The team at Big Apple Bagels builds chewy, ring-shaped bread bites from scratch and wakes palates with steaming cups of Brewster's coffee. The menu teems with eats inspired by New York City deli fare, such as bagel-based club sandwiches and nearly a dozen styles of cream cheese—including three whipped varieties and one milked directly from a somersaulting cow. Bagel flavors range from plain and sesame, while swiss melts warm palates with gooey layers of cheese. Gourmet muffins introduce mouths to fluffy, cake-like texture kept moist—yet low in cholesterol—with soybean oil.