Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty that is a small town. The architecture and the history that seems to infuse the very brick and mortar of these old small Texas towns always seems to infuse my soul as well.
One of my favorite small towns a short distance from DFW is Hico. This town has THE BEST and I do mean THE BEST homemade pie. If you do nothing else while you’re in Hico please please please go to the Koffee Kup. You will not regret it. They’ve got great coffee, good ol’ southern comfort food, and they make like 12 different pies from scratch every day.
Heads up this is a small traditional town so the Koffee Kup only takes check or cash. Also just about everything is closed on Sundays in Hico. Right across the street from my ultimate pie stop is Wiseman House Chocolates a restored Victorian style house transformed into a chocolatery. They have some great toffee and fudge. Once you’ve had your fill of goodies you may need to walk of some of those calories lol. Take a short stroll down to Main Street and enjoy the multitude of artsy shops and wall murals. There are some great photo opportunities here for sure. Last time I went they had a big car show covering the whole street! It was such fun. I got some really great pictures on instagram stories (@girlndacoconut). Unfortunately I forgot to save them. Ugh! The ones here are from snapchat (also girlndacoconut) so I do apologize for the poor quality. It was raining off and on throughout the day and I didn’t want to get my camera wet.
If you’re into antique shopping Hico has some great finds. Oh yeah! If you have some extra time just 30 minutes west of Hico is the Dublin Bottling Works (formerly the Dublin Dr. Pepper Museum) and about 30 minutes northeast is Glen Rose. I’ll have to do another post just for Glen Rose sometime soon and catch y’all up on the fun things to do there. If you have any other ideas or suggestions for visiting Hico I would love to hear them. Leave a comment below and of course don’t forget to follow me here at The Girl and The Coconut. Until next time!