You need to get back to nature this weekend—before it gets any hotter outside.
Or we have another 40 days and 40 nights of rain.
During the lockdown last year, one of our favorite things to do was park our car near Bonton Farms, cross the bridge at the end of the cul-de-sac, hike over the levee, and venture into the Great Trinity Forest. It quickly became our pandemic happy place.
Well, now that things have opened back up, we’ve been making a pitstop at their coffee house for a little caffeinated hiking fuel (usually a cold brew so we have ice to cool us down during our hike), a jar of honey butter for the pantry and a few really big carrots for our single girlfriends.
But last weekend, we did more than order coffee. Instead, we planned ahead and gathered a bunch of friends so we could finally work our way through the goodies on the breakfast menu. We camped out on the patio under the awning for a beautiful brunch of amazing food and a family-size jug of orange juice, followed by a visit to the resident goats and their adorable babies.
Then we hiked to the river. (Pro tip: BRING LOTS OF MOSQUITO REPELLENT!)
It was one of the most enjoyable Saturday mornings ever — even without booze! (Another pro tip: they’re not open Sundays, but you can get their full menu every other day of the week).
During any visit to Bonton Farms, you’ll likely feel your heart rate slow a bit as you settle into the calm of the bucolic surroundings and feel part of a community of people working to make life better for their neighbors. (You can volunteer your time here, too, and perhaps have your first-ever goat-milking brunch experience.)
Take a glimpse of our Saturday morning at Bonton Farms in the photos below.
We promise, you’re going to want to be a copycat soon.
Bonton Farms Market CafePhotos by Steven Lindsey
Open Monday to Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Coffee house 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
6915 Bexar Street, Dallas