Although the small town of Round Top is known for Antiques Week, the biannual event it plays host to each spring and fall, the town also serves as a quiet getaway for Houston-area residents. Aside from the dozens of shows lasting through April 2, the Round Top area offers a few dining, shopping and gallery options for visitors:
Expressions Coffee & Art
111 W. Wantke St., Round Top
Patrons at Expressions Coffee & Art include visitors and locals alike partaking in a variety of hot and iced brews with several flavor options available.
Junk Gypsy Company carries an abundance of T-shirts, mugs, homegoods, jewelry and boots all with a custom gypsy flair.[/caption]
Junk Gypsy Company
1215 Hwy. 237 S., Round Top
Junk Gypsy Company carries an abundance of T-shirts, mugs, homegoods, jewelry and boots all with a custom gypsy flair. Founded by Amie, Janie and Jolie Sikes, the family business has gained much acclaim in the last decade through a TV show on HGTV and designing items, including an Airstream trailer and tour bus, for country artists Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley.
958 FM 1948 N., Burton
Located about a mile off Hwy. 290 in Burton, visitors to Saddlehorn Winery can partake in a wine tasting for $10 on the way to or from Round Top. The tasting fee includes a sample of six wines with more than a dozen from which to choose, and winery staff provide details on each wine. Guests can also sign up for the wine club, which includes complimentary tastings, special events and semiannual shipments of wine.
Just a few steps away from the town square in Round Top sits Henkel Square, a historic setting with several boutiques,
a restored chapel and the Henkel Hall Event Center, which can serve as a wedding or event venue.[/caption]
Henkel Square Market
201 N. Live Oak St., Round Top
Just a few steps away from the town square in Round Top sits Henkel Square, a historic setting with several boutiques, a restored chapel and the Henkel Hall Event Center, which can serve as a wedding or event venue. The area also boasts views of the surrounding countryside and serves as a fun spot to take photos.
The Gallery at Round Top
203 E. Austin St., Round Top
Featuring a wide array of mediums and styles of artwork from artists across the country, the Gallery at Round Top provides a nice break from the Texas heat. The same owners operate the adjacent store, Comforts, which also features custom artwork and decor. Visitors can also say hello to the owner’s dog, who can often be found lounging around the shop.
Royers Round Top Cafe
105 Main St., Round Top
Sweet ‘n’ salty, strawberry rhubarb and junk berry pie are just a few of the more than 10 pie options to choose from at this local cafe where eating dessert first is encouraged. The menu also features sandwich, salad and burger options along with other entrees. The walls and porch of the cafe also offer patrons much to look at as they wait for lunch to be prepared. A sign out front teases, “If you’re in a hurry, go to Houston.”