Cypress Creek Café is part of a rich history!

Bruce and Dave at CCC
CCC building history


1946- B.W. Forister hired Wimberley resident J. C. Lane to help him build his drug store / motel on the square.  They built an impressive two-story rock building and hung a sign - “B.W. Forister, Drugs, Notions, Fountain service, Rooms upstairs.” 

1970 –Mr. Lynn Storm purchased the building and adjoining property, promptly making a significant addition to the original building. He leased it to Sonny & Laurel Gold who then operated the “Dinner Bell” café. 

1980 – Earl & Dorothy Calkins, from Houston, purchased the property. Brothers Bruce & Dave Calkins renamed the restaurant the “Cypress Creek Café” and for 28 years, CCC became a favorite spot for locals and visitors.  They also created a legendary live music venue and for over two decades attracted many of Texas’ most talented artists on a weekly basis.

 2008- The building and business were sold to Randy & Patricia Uselton, who continued the rich CCC tradition until a fire destroyed the building in 2017.  Only the historic rock façade was left standing…

2022- The city of Wimberley purchased land from the Calkins family to build this lovely rest area. 

As of 2023, the owners of the building site are Grady & Cathy Burnette. Grady is the grandson of the previous owner, Lynn Storm.

Susan Calkins and James Hendricks did the bench design and fabrication.  Visit their website at or email them at

Excerpt from "Wimberley, A Way of Life" by Linda Williams Allen.

"On the square in 1947' Bryan Forister, Sr., was building Forister's Cafe and Drug Store. In the open space that has been a horse lot with big sheds in the back. The cafe building became known to later generations as the Dinner Bell, and, today, the Cypress Creek Cafe. It was a big stone building, built by J.C. Lane and J.D. Ragland, with the help of Bryan Forister, Jr., who was on his way to college at Rice Institute. It carried a little bit of everything in the way of dry goods and notions and served chicken fried steaks that more than covered the plate. People still talk about those steaks and brag on the roadside enchiladas. A stuffed, moth-eaten polar bear and a "jackalope" - a jackrabbit with horns - graced the big storefront window looking out onto the square".