Where to Find the Best Soup in College Station

As the temperatures drop, we're all looking for warmth and comfort. A bowl of soup is the perfect meal on a cold or rainy day. Typically restaurants don't go around bragging about their amazing soups, so we've put together a list for you. These are the best places to enjoy soup near our apartments in College Station, TX.

Cafe' Eccell

We wanted to start our list with a locally owned place that isn't a chain restaurant. There are lots of reasons to love Cafe Eccell. It's right across the street from Hensel Park, so go walk the trails and then grab a bite to eat. There's plenty of parking, a large but cozy dining room, and a 45 foot bar. They have Happy Hour specials, take out, and delivery. We could go on and on about all of the delicious dishes on the menu, but this is supposed to be about soup. There are three different mouthwatering soups to choose from: spicy tortilla, sweet corn chowder, and creamy tomato basil. You should have plenty of room for dessert, so try a famous tart or the bread pudding.


There's also a lot more than soup on the menu at Newk's. Salads, sandwiches, and even pizza are all made from scratch. On any given day you'll have 3-4 soups to choose from. You can check the daily soup schedule before you go; fire roasted tomato, chili, chicken sausage gumbo, loaded potato, and lobster and crab bisque are all on the list. You can pair your soup with a 1/2 salad or sandwich as well.

McAlister's Deli

There are some difficult choices to make when it comes to soup at McAlister's Deli. Chicken tortilla, parmesan and kale, fire roasted vegetable, broccoli cheddar, country potato, and tomato bisque are all options. The chili comes in a vegetarian version too. At McAlister's you can also choose to have a cup of soup with 1/2 of another item such as the popular Club sandwich, a loaded baked potato, or a salad. Wash it all down with a big glass of their famous sweet tea.

Panera Bread Company

Very similar to Newk's and McAlister's Deli, Panera has yummy soups in addition to sandwiches and salads. Indulge a classic like chicken noodle or French onion. Clam chowder, cream of chicken and wild rice, and broccoli cheddar are a few of the other choices you might have. One difference with Panera is the on-site bakery that makes fresh bagels, bread, and pastries every day. They also have a variety of coffees, hot teas, and smoothies.


As the name suggests, Salata specializes in salads. You can't ignore the fact that they offer over 50 toppings and 10 homemade dressings to add to your choice of lettuce. However, you can add a side of chipotle white bean, broccoli, or tomato basil soup which are all available daily. Salata may just be the healthiest place to eat in College Station.

We all know cool weather doesn't last long in Texas, so enjoy it while you can. It's the perfect time for soup, but also the perfect time to relocate. Contact us to find out about availability and specials for 2019. We'd love to show you why Rise at Northgate is the best place to live in College Station.

Looking to work up an appetite for a bowl of soup this autumn? Head to one of these hiking destinations to enjoy the crisp weather.