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ABOUT US

Hidden in the best town in Texas, Ol’ Railroad Cafe is located inside the Vogelsang Antique Emporium in historic downtown Rosenberg. Our menu reflects our diverse culture and the heart of the good old hometown. With changes happening every evening, our food selections will take you on a tour through history.

Drop by and dine at the only cafe in the county with the best shrimp, grits, and our signature Fried Chicken and Waffles today!  

OUR HISTORY

  About our building

One of the oldest buildings located in the heart of Historic Downtown Rosenberg, ​The Vogelsang building was built in 1910 by Jacob Gray.

This building was leased by Louis A. Vogelsang (1874-1961) in 1912 for his general merchandise business. Vogelsang bought the property in 1922, and continued to operate his store at this site until 1947.​ The Vogelsang building has been kept in the family since 1912.

 

Rosenberg’s Historic Downtown

Rosenberg’s Historic Downtown offers a unique experience. Whether you’re interested in cultural arts, shopping, dining, history, the arts, or boutiques, Historic Downtown has something to suit your tastes.

 

Historic Downtown is home to the 1910 Vogelsang Building,

a Texas Historic Landmark

 

After of before enjoying our food and drinks, discover the wonderful railroad history on exhibit at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, enjoy an eclectic shopping experience in buildings restored to their original grandeur, take in a theater performance at CAST Theatrical, a piano concert or art show at Imperial Arts’ Rosenberg Center for the Arts or art at Art League of Fort Bend’s 5th Street Gallery.  

Meet the owners

Chef Daniel Ornelas

"Daniel Ornelas is proud graduate of the Le Cord En Blue Texas Culinary Academy. His passion for food and love for the culinary arts was cultivated through working with his mother in the kitchen as a child. He prides himself in creating delicious food from the simplest ingredients. Daniel has had the pleasure of working with some of the best establishments in Texas from the Marriott Renaissance, Pecan Grove Country Club, The Hollows Resort, The Houstonian, Buckner Residential and MD Anderson. Chef Daniel brings with him a multitude of experience in purchasing, menu planning, restaurant management, customer service and fine cuisine. He is excited to bring his vision for a casual and delicious eatery to the Historic Vogelsang Building and the residents of Rosenberg, Texas."

Chef Dillon Kao

"Daniel Ornelas is proud graduate of the Le Cord En Blue Texas Culinary Academy. His passion for food and love for the culinary arts was cultivated through working with his mother in the kitchen as a child. He prides himself in creating delicious food from the simplest ingredients. Daniel has had the pleasure of working with some of the best establishments in Texas from the Marriott Renaissance, Pecan Grove Country Club, The Hollows Resort, The Houstonian, Buckner Residential and MD Anderson. Chef Daniel brings with him a multitude of experience in purchasing, menu planning, restaurant management, customer service and fine cuisine. He is excited to bring his vision for a casual and delicious eatery to the Historic Vogelsang Building and the residents of Rosenberg, Texas."

Chef Clint Stump

"Daniel Ornelas is proud graduate of the Le Cord En Blue Texas Culinary Academy. His passion for food and love for the culinary arts was cultivated through working with his mother in the kitchen as a child. He prides himself in creating delicious food from the simplest ingredients. Daniel has had the pleasure of working with some of the best establishments in Texas from the Marriott Renaissance, Pecan Grove Country Club, The Hollows Resort, The Houstonian, Buckner Residential and MD Anderson. Chef Daniel brings with him a multitude of experience in purchasing, menu planning, restaurant management, customer service and fine cuisine. He is excited to bring his vision for a casual and delicious eatery to the Historic Vogelsang Building and the residents of Rosenberg, Texas."