Bikinis and Tamales and Coffee. Oh my.

15 Jul

UPDATE: Google seems to like this blog more than the official Bikini Stop page (it’s not fair, I’m a professional writer who knows about search engines). Anyway, go to the Bikini Stop site. And tell them Yummy Awesome sent you. And then get the black bean tamale when you visit the restaurant.

For breastaurant (not my word) lovers traveling on I-35 between Waco and Dallas, there’s a small, sketchy Oasis with suprisingly tasty food.

The Bikini Stop. AKA: Bikini Stop Tamale Shop. AKA: Bikini Stop Coffee Shop. AKA: Bikini Stop Java. What’s the place’s true name? I have no clue. I can’t even find them on Google. But I do know that the food is surprisingly good.

After hearing my male friends go on and on about this place (yet not try it), I had to take the opportunity to eat there. And it wasn’t as dirty as I’d hoped. But it wasn’t highfalutin either.

There was the bikini-topped waitress with shorty shorts on, tats aplenty, and acid green nails. And she looked like she lived off of Bikini Top’s cuisine. Not quite a Hooter’s girl, but I wasn’t there for the view. I was there for tamales.

I shared a plate of various meat free (wow!) tamales with a friend and took mental notes for my guy friends.

  • Tons of support-our-troops paraphernalia
  • Some maybe-or-maybe-not culturally offensive paraphernalia
  • Old dude running the register in a flannel button-up.
  • Furniture of the lowest quality
  • Families with young kids (obviously Dad picked the place).
  • Coffee in three sizes. B cup. C cup. And D cup. Classy, right?
  • Breakfast tacos served all day.
  • Food served on styrofoam plates wrapped in foil (do they use them again?).
  • One free beer per customer. Yes. Free beer in the middle of nowhere on the highway. Oh, Texas.
  • And pie.

We ordered a slice of apple pie and had high hopes (after all, the tamales were excellent). The size was impressive (probably a quarter of pie), but it was fridge cold. Oh well.

I can’t say I won’t go back to Bikini Stop. In fact, I’m sure the husband will have to check it out next time we’re on the road.


9 Responses to “Bikinis and Tamales and Coffee. Oh my.”

  1. Regina July 20, 2010 at 7:15 PM #

    Thank you for visiting Bikini Stop! We appreciate your input and your opinion about our food and our service. Please visit our website and the Facebook page.

    Thanks again,


  2. Tony July 21, 2010 at 5:04 AM #

    Dude, I’m 43, and it was plaid, not flannel.
    We’re working on expanding the menu, definitely appreciate you coming in trying it out. Try us again in a few weeks and you’ll find some new and interesting stuff on the menu. This has been a fun, exhausting experiment, loving every minute of it.

  3. Queen of Awesome July 21, 2010 at 1:33 PM #

    Try again in a few weeks, eh? It’s a date. I’m even going to bring a posse next time.

    The food is seriously great. Yummy Awesome is a fan of Bikini Stop.

  4. Amanda July 21, 2010 at 10:27 PM #

    Thanks for the input,

    1. descriminating on someones weight isnt the coolest at all..

    Bikini Stop is the coolest place in the world I would recomend it to everyone.

    and all plates are thrown away after being used.. if you wish to know..



    • Queen of Awesome July 21, 2010 at 11:25 PM #

      No hate intended. It’s a snarky blog. Don’t worry. There’s tons of self deprecation to come. (And actually, our waitress was really cool.)

      We’ve got nothing but love for Bikini Stop (and all of the people there). And we can’t wait to go back.

      Thanks for your input. As always, censorship doesn’t live here.

  5. Marc July 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM #

    This is an awesome place. The food was great, the staff was friendly.The atmosphere is comfortable, and clean. And Mrs. “Queen of awesome” If that is you in the picture above…. you have no room to speak of anyones figure because you look to be a little WIDE in the hiney, And flabby around the outside! WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN EATING ???????????

  6. Kristin July 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM #

    No wide hiney there. I believe what you are referring to are her hips bones, and in case you were wondering, yes, they are connected to her leg bones.

  7. Amanda July 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM #

    well hopfully when you do come in everything will be in your taste…


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