The first Elite Cafe opened in downtown Waco in 1919. The Elite was the first restaurant in Waco to use refrigeration in 1923 and air conditioning in 1941. Inviting to all, whether local banker or long haul trucker, it is no wonder The Elite gained the slogan "Where the elite meet to eat” - a banner slogan we carry with us today.
In 2003 the fourth and present owners, Lynn and Creed Ford III, completely remodeled the Elite to the feel of its earliest days. These walls can't share the memories or replay the conversations that have become part of this grand roadside grill's history. We invite you to explore the past by visiting our Elvis and Waco rooms and browsing the historic memorabilia on the walls.