Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon marks 120 years in Old Town Spring

Located at 103 Midway St., Spring, the building is a recorded historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission and originally functioned as a hotel, brothel and saloon, according to the business’s website. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Located at 103 Midway St., Spring, the building is a recorded historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission and originally functioned as a hotel, brothel and saloon, according to the business’s website. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

Located at 103 Midway St., Spring, the building is a recorded historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission and originally functioned as a hotel, brothel and saloon, according to the business’s website. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon's building was first constructed in 1902, making this year the restaurant's 100th anniversary. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

This year marks the 120th anniversary since the building now home to Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon was first constructed in Old Town Spring in 1902. Located at 103 Midway St., Spring, the building is a recorded historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission and originally functioned as a hotel, brothel and saloon, according to the business’s website. Today, the restaurant serves a variety of Texas and American classics, such as burgers, chicken fried steak and catfish, as well as signature dishes, such as campfire fare entrees and chocolate whiskey cake—a recipe that dates back to the prohibition era. 281-350-1902. www.wunschebros.com

By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.