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About Us

The team behind the Treehouse

What is it about a treehouse that brings out the Tom Sawyer in all of us? And who didn’t want one as a child? 

Tucked away from FM 1488 just outside the historic city of Magnolia, Texas, Treehouse Cafe is a place for people of all ages to visit, socialize, and enjoy great food and drink.

When you walk through our front doors, prepare to be greeted like an old friend — there are no strangers at Treehouse Cafe! We serve generous helpings of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, made to perfection to satisfy your tastebuds.

We love seeing customers turn into friends and treating those friends like family. Welcome to the Treehouse!

-Mike & Mary Kelton, Owners

In the Community

Treehouse Cafe proudly supports local schools and youth sports organizations.

Additionally, we donate a percentage of sales to the local chapter of Folds of Honor.


My father, who served in WWII, was our family’s breadwinner. Though not while in the military, he passed away when I was young. This put a substantial financial burden on my mother, who was left to raise and support five kids.

I had nothing when I left home. I struggled to make a living and put myself through college while working and raising a family. I have the utmost respect for those who volunteer to serve in our military and help protect freedom.

I admire that Folds of Honor supports the children of fallen heroes. I understand the burden on families when a parent is suddenly gone. Furthermore, if I accept money from the community through their business, I believe I should give back to that community.

-Mike Kelton, Owner

Our History

Since opening in 2012, Treehouse Cafe (formerly Family Tree Recipes) has been an icon among locals and tourists in Magnolia.

When its previous owners began building the cafe, it took on a life of its own, developing the quirks and personality that have made it a staple in the local community.

When we purchased Treehouse Cafe in 2020, we were careful to keep its charm and hometown feel intact.

Knowing a true gem when we first saw it, we knew in our hearts that the Treehouse Cafe was ours but also “owned” by its many regulars, who had come to know and love it for everything from the zombie graveyard outside to the friendly tortoises, and all the quirks and personality of the décor and sloping floors.