KATY MAGAZINE l MAY 2019
By Veronica Miko
Where do Katy ladies meet for lunch? You don't have to look too far. You can find them at restaurants throughout town where they leisurely visit, host meetings or celebrate special occasions.
Groups of Katy women regularly meet up after volunteering or working out, or during their lunch breaks. They faithfully return to their favorite local eateries for the atmosphere, unique menu items and specialty drinks. We've selected nine special places in town where ladies love to lunch!
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Suite 120, Katy
French Fare with Friends
For a taste of Paris on this side of the pond, Katy ladies visit the Sweet Paris Creperie and Café in LaCenterra. Their tempting menu features a wide variety of savory to sweet crepes, but also includes delicious pannini and salad options. The sweet list of dining choices continues with variety of waffles prepared with dulce de leche or apple cinnamon creme brulle. Sweet Paris Creperie and Café also caters to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free diets. To complete the meal, Katy ladies can say, "oui" to pairing their rich food with a glass of mimosa or wine.
22764 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy
Pals, Pasta and Parmigiana
After visiting the shops in the Villagio Town Center, stop in to Grazia Italian Kitchen for a delicious meal. Order a wood-fired pizza to share or feast on their fresh-made pastas with homemade sauces. Grazia serves classic comfort Italian favorites to satisfy everyone in your group. In addition to the main dining room, the restaurant features two private rooms - the perfect location for lunch meetings or celebrations.
3. DISH SOCIETY
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy
Friends Dining Al Fresco
Conveniently located in the center of LaCenterra, Dish Society offers healthful modern twists on traditional meals. The restaurant delivers on their mission to bring locally sourced foods to the table, with meals catering to vegetarian and gluten free diets. Katy ladies love their Southwest Scramble and the decadent Nutella French Toast. Ordering meals at the register makes bill paying easier too. As a bonus, your group can enjoy the covered patio seating, just steps away from the shops and overlooking the lush courtyard of LaCenterra.
23139 Grand Circle Blvd., Katy
Comfort Food, Cocktails and Cake
Whiskey Cake serves tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes and cocktails made from scratch. The menu is infused with local ingredients to put a twist on comfort food. Whiskey Cake's modern, yet rustic decor provides a comfortable atmosphere for hosting small groups to private parties, bringing a sense of community to the table. The "Snacks" on their menu feature an eclectic assortment of dishes to share like Crispy Fried Pig Ears and Thai Barbecue Duck Wings. But no meal is complete without the restaurant's namesake Whiskey Cake, for a decadent dessert.
23233 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy
Moms, Meals and Mimosas
Located in front of Lifetime Fitness, Black Walnut Café provides a perfect spot to grab lunch after a morning workout. The café offers fresh fare, savory comfort foods and a bar with generous seating. By ordering at the register, your group avoids the awkward bill-splitting and tip-computing at the end of the meal. The ladies can sample the "sharable starters" or fill up on the house favorite Chicken & Waffles. The menu also features vegetarian and gluten-friendly options. The dining room can accommodate large and small groups, and Black Walnut's covered outdoor seating provides a comfortable and casual ambiance for relaxing with friends.
The Brookwood Community
1752 FM 1489, Brookshire
Friends, Food and Foliage
For a memorable dining experience, look no further than The Brookwood Café. Located in beautiful Brookshire, just a short drive from Katy, the restaurant offers spectacular garden views and delicious menu options. The wide variety of salads, flatbreads and more, cater to various dietary needs, making the Cafe an ideal location for lunch with the girls. Proceeds from the meal go toward the Brookwood Community which provides spiritual, educational and vocational opportunities for adults with special needs.
703 West Grand Pkwy. South, Katy
Chicks, Chips and Chalupa
Ladies love their 'Ritas and fajitas! At Lupe Tortilla, they can also feast on authentic dishes like enchiladas, nachos and tacos, in smaller lunch portions, with reduced prices. The layout of this Tex-Mex restaurant suits small or larger groups to dine comfortably. Plus, the children’s outdoor play area keeps the kiddos occupied while the moms catch up over chips and salsa.
22756 Westheimer Pkwy. #100 Katy
Girls, Greens and Gyros
Local Table delivers a unique combination of hipness and kid-friendliness, for a dining experience ladies and moms with their kids can both enjoy. Located inside Villagio Town Center, off of Westheimer Parkway, Local Table welcomes ladies who lunch and moms with strollers. Their eclectic menu options include vegetarian burgers, gyros, salmon tacos, and so much more - definitely something for even the pickiest lady to enjoy.
25546 Kingsland Blvd., Katy
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy
Salads, Soups and Sisterhood
Home to multiple locations around Katy, Panera Bread is the perfect location for Katy ladies to get a quick bite to eat. From pastries to paninis and customizable options, there is something for everyone. With Panera Bread’s pick two combo meal, Katy ladies don’t have to choose between soup or salad- they can have both! Offering free wifi, Panera Bread is the perfect spot to plan your next spirit night or fundraiser.