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Hidden Gem: Stock up at Roy Pope Grocery

This corner store has everything from gourmet meals to assorted espresso creations.


Enjoy a latte and a slice of coffee cake on the patio.

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Picture this: You’re out running errands on a beautiful spring day and you’re stomach starts to rumble. You need some fuel and a minute to regroup in a Cowtown hidden gem.

Enter Roy Pope Grocery. This gourmet market just off the Camp Bowie Boulevard bricks has a full menu of sandwiches, salads, and hot meals to kick your hunger. Relax on the large covered patio with a craft coffee, glass of wine, or cold beer.


The store also has a floral department and a coffee and wine bar.

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Originally opened in 1943 by World War II veteran Roy Pope, the neighborhood grocery was refurbished in 2020 and still features old butcher cases, but with a fresh look. In addition to the eat-in cafe, the store sells high-end goods from regional producers and wines curated by sommelier Mikey Riojas.

Operated by Chris Reale, Roy Pope Grocery also hosts events and accepts TCU Frog Bucks for students who need to snack.

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