I have made four visits here (both breakfast and lunch) with the hope that CSB would get its act together. "C" is the best grade I have been able to give them so far. It is not from a lack of trying. They have a large number of staff who greet each guest and try to make you feel welcome. Unfortunately they have problems ringing up sales, finding an open register, and answering questions about some of the products.
The building itself is very nice. Comfortable chairs, video menus (which don't really go with the decor) and lovely displays of fruitcakes. You do feel comfortable in CSB. A smaller private room would be great for lunch meetings but suffers from solar gain.
I have tried two soups. One was an awful vegetable. Thin, watery, and without flavor. The cream soups have more body and flavor but are nothing special. I was expecting so much better from people who have a great reputation for baking and selling food.
My breakfast venture was a better experience. The sausage biscuit was very good. Two made a nice meal and at a better price/value. Not much of a crowd in the morning, so things were very comfortable.
Some one should tell the CSB management that Dr Pepper is a Waco drink. Can we have Diet Dr Pepper on the fountain???
Actually we have a couple of restaurants in Waco that bake and serve soup, salad, and sandwiches. Panera and Jason's both do a good job but wouldn't it have been nice to have your fruitcake and eat it to?