Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon has stood for more than 100 years in Old Town Spring. Today, the restaurant continues to offer patrons a combination of historical and modern-day appeal.

Considered a recorded historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission, the restaurant—originally dubbed Wunsche Bros. Saloon and Hotel—was constructed in 1902. According to the THC, it is Spring’s oldest commercial building still located at its original site.

After the building was damaged in a fire in 2015, the Kosh family purchased the property in 2017 and after four years of restoration work reopened Wunsche’s to the public in February 2021.

“This is kind of the heart of Old Town Spring,” Managing Partner Tina Kosh Goodson said. “It’s been an honor to bring it back to the community.”

Much of the building—as well as its menu—has been restored to pay homage to the original Wunsche Bros. with vintage decor and dishes.

“Our burger recipe is 40 years old,” Kosh Goodson said. “Our whiskey cake dates back to 1902.”

Other parts of the restaurant, however, celebrate the modern portion of the restaurant’s history, including a rooftop patio and an upstairs bar, where live music is held Thursdays-Saturdays.

Additionally, a new section has been added to the restaurant’s menu called “Campfire Fare,” featuring smoked chicken, sausage and pulled pork—all of which are cooked in the kitchen’s smoker.

In the spirit of preserving history, the building’s former hotel hallways can still be explored by patrons who venture upstairs. Pictures of the original owners as well as renderings of the restaurant throughout the decades also adorn the walls.

General Manager Mark Holmes said one of the most rewarding things about his job is seeing longtime customers return.

“Generations of generations still come here,” Holmes said. “It’s incredible because you’re coming in for those memories.”

Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon

103 Midway St., Spring



Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.