I went to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Press coffee shop for breakfast.
My vanilla latte was good, but Joanna’s “savory artichoke croissant” was the highlight of the meal.
The flavorful dip offset the buttery croissant perfectly.
In February, I paid a visit to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Silos in Waco, Texas.
The Silos is home to the Gaineses’ famous Magnolia Market and Silos Baking Co., as well as about a dozen shops where “Fixer Upper” fans can buy Magnolia merchandise and other products made by the Gaineses.
My first stop at the Silos was Magnolia Press, the coffee shop the Gaineses opened in 2019.
Although Chip and Joanna’s restaurant Magnolia Table is better known for its breakfast menu than Magnolia Press is, I wanted to dine at the coffee shop before exploring the Silos because it was on the property, while Magnolia Table was across town.
Upon my arrival, I discovered Magnolia Press’ menu is fairly expansive, with three savory food items and four sweet treats, as well as dozens of drink options.
I knew right away I would order an iced vanilla latte, as it’s my go-to coffee drink.
And as I scanned the food menu, I was drawn to the “savory artichoke croissant,” a croissant with cream cheese, spinach, and artichoke in the center. A Magnolia representative later told me the breakfast creation was Joanna’s personal recipe.
I figured a croissant stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip couldn’t be bad, so I ordered it alongside my latte. I sat at a counter in the cafe to dig in.
The coffee and the croissant looked appetizing, and the croissant was warm when a barista handed it to me. Both my cup and the paper bag the croissant came in were embossed with the Magnolia Press logo.
I took a sip of my coffee before tasting the croissant, and I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. The drink had a tasty balance of caffeine and vanilla, and I found myself wishing Magnolia Press’ large cups were even bigger so I would have more to drink.
But my appreciation for the coffee paled in comparison to my love for the delectable croissant.
As I bit into the buttery pastry, I made sure to get a bite full of warm dip so I could fully taste Joanna’s creation.
My mouth watered as I discovered the flaky pastry combined perfectly with the savory and salty dip. The buttery croissant also ensured the spinach and artichoke flavors weren’t too strong, creating a flavorful bite each time.
It was rich without being overwhelming, and I finished the perfect pastry far quicker than I wanted.
“I understand why these people are millionaires,” I immediately texted multiple friends about Chip and Joanna after inhaling the breakfast treat.
The savory spinach croissant was one of the best breakfast items I’ve ever had. I’d trek back to Waco just for another taste of Joanna’s treat.
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