Hickory Street Cafe in Abilene, Texas

Looking for a lunch spot that is very ladies-who-lunch in Abilene, Texas? Well, you are in luck! Venture down to Hickory Street Café, located … well, on Hickory Street (644 Hickory St.). Picture your grandma’s lacy, cutesy and mixed-and-matched table clothes, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, fresh flowers on tables and entryways, friends reuniting and meeting for lunch, running into old friends — you know the whole bit. That’s Hickory Street! It can best be described as a quaint, adorable authentic café situated inside a historic home in downtown Abilene.

The café is famous for its chicken salad, quiche and zucchini bread, but it also has several kinds of sandwiches, salads, brunch-style egg dishes, breads and desserts that will all cater to your taste buds. Oh, and don’t forget to order some of their delicious peach tea with your meal! Another recommendation: check the hours before you go. They are generally only open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hickory Street takes reservations for parties if five or more, so you also might want to phone ahead because it can get pretty crowded inside the old home during the lunch hour. They also rent out the café on weekends for events such as bridal showers, baby showers and other private events (upon prior booking and request). They also have a delightful gift shop upstairs inside the ‘house’ filled with all sorts of things you just can’t live without. It’s a must-see when you go for lunch.

For more information, call 325-675-0465.

PS: Just because I said, “ladies who lunch,” plenty of men frequent Hickory Street as well. Which always calls for a smile.