Where to Stay:
Belle of Round Top
An 1880s Antebellum inspired Victorian Mansion, the Belle is located within the city limits and is walking distance away from unique shopping, antiques, dining and special Round Top events like the twice-a-year world-famous antique show in October & April. At The Belle, you'll make wonderful memories while you enjoy all the historic culture this area of Texas has to offer. Enjoy a scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream before bed and a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea on the porches while the magnificent Texas sun rises and sets.
Where to Eat:
Royer’s Round Top Café
Established in 1987 by Bud, “the Pieman” Royer, and wife, Dr. Karen, this iconic Texas Bistro prides its reputation on the power of “word of mouth.” Stationed in a population of under 100 residents, this café continues to thrive from the steady traffic of customers coming in from both the Austin and Houston areas. You better not leave without trying one of their famous pies. The Royer’s ship thousands of pies to all over the country through their mail order website. www.royersroundtopcafe.com
Where to Explore:
Located in the center of Round Top, historic Bybee Square hosts a vibrant arts scene with two galleries, a pub/pizzeria with live music, and a relaxing patio sheltered by gorgeous pecan and live oak trees. The square also provides a number of shops including boutiques, antiques and fine crafts. Take the afternoon and stroll through the quaint grounds of Bybee Square while you soak up the rustic culture of central Texas.
Where to Drink:
Blissful Folly Farm is a fifteen-minute drive southwest of Round Top in the picturesque countryside of south central Texas. The farm is home to Rohan Meadery, which is Texas' oldest meadery and specializes in the recreation of mankind's oldest fermented libation - mead. All of their products are small-batched and made on-site. They are committed to quality, locally-sourced ingredients and small-batch, hands-on production techniques guarantees outstanding quality and taste in each of their artisanal Texan honey-wines.
Where to Learn:
Round Top Family Library
The Round Top Family Library consists of two buildings. The largest of the two is housed in what was then the old Hope Lutheran Church, an exquisite gothic structure from the mid 1920s, that houses all the books available for to the community. The second building is known as the Rummel House, and is used on a regular basis for children’s art classes, book clubs, and library board meetings. This complex has been serving the communities in Fayette and surrounding counties with a variety of programs and resources for many years.
Where to Shop:
Henkel Square Market
Located on a beautiful seven acres in the historic district, Henkel Square Market is found in the heart of Round Top. The market hosts an assortment of unique shops housed in charming structures from the mid-1800s. The square also includes a new state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot event center, tastefully landscaped grounds, and a grove of magnificent oaks. Henkel Square Market is an inviting destination that is sure to charm you into spending the afternoon in the commercial center of Round Top life.