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Blue Bonnet Café

211 US-281, Marble Falls, TX - (830) 693-2344
Posted By Michael Stern on 6/17/2008 10:54:00 AM
The Blue Bonnet Café is where locals have been coming to eat three meals a day for nearly fourscore years. It is a modern place with multiple dining rooms, but it retains its old-fashioned, down home feel, and it is staffed by a team of super-friendly waitresses in bright red Blue Bonnet t-shirts.

At breakfast, eggs are accompanied by hash brown potatoes or grits and your choice of thin toast, biscuits, or double-thick Texas toast. Lunch and supper begin with a basket of excellent rolls, including four-by-four inch yeast rolls with a bakery sweetness that perfumes the whole table as soon as you tear one apart. With the rolls are rugged-textured cornbread muffins.

The menu has something for everyone, from salads and sandwiches to big beautiful hot plates of chicken fried steak, pot roast, and rib-eye steaks accompanied by a choice of three vegetables from a long and inviting list. Our favorites are fragile-crusted fried okra, pork-rich pinto beans, and butter-sopped leaf spinach.

It is essential to end any meal at the Blue Bonnet with pie. About eight or ten are available every day, plain or a la mode; and while we enjoy the apple pie and pecan pie, the one we’ll come back for is the peanut butter cream. Smooth and devilishly rich, topped with a thick ribbon of white cream, it is accompanied by a small paper cup full of chocolate sauce to either pour on or use as a dip for each forkful: an inspired condiment!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Smooth, rich, and sweet, Blue Bonnet peanut butter pie is served with a paper cup full of chocolate sauce:  an inspired combination.
"Smooth, rich, and sweet, Blue Bonnet peanut butter pie is served with a paper cup full of chocolate sauce: an inspired combination."
Michael Stern





These seriously porky beans came on the side of
"These seriously porky beans came on the side of "Mama's pot roast.""
Michael Stern


Oven warm, aromatic rolls and crusty cornbread muffins are the way a Blue Bonnet meal begins.
"Oven warm, aromatic rolls and crusty cornbread muffins are the way a Blue Bonnet meal begins."
Michael Stern


My cousin declared this coconut cream pie
"My cousin declared this coconut cream pie "world class!""
Cliff Strutz


This is just one of several pie cases you see when you walk in the front door.  Blue Bonnet Cafe really takes their pie seriously!
"This is just one of several pie cases you see when you walk in the front door. Blue Bonnet Cafe really takes their pie seriously!"
Cliff Strutz


This sign is posted in the dining room.  We strongly suggest following its advice.
"This sign is posted in the dining room. We strongly suggest following its advice."
Michael Stern


A sign that should warm the hearts of all Roadfooders... Pie Happy Hour!
"A sign that should warm the hearts of all Roadfooders... Pie Happy Hour!"
Cliff Strutz


Travelers as well as locals have come to know and love the Blue Bonnet Cafe for three square meals a day.
"Travelers as well as locals have come to know and love the Blue Bonnet Cafe for three square meals a day."
Michael Stern


The front of the Blue Bonnet Cafe is garlanded with flowering bushes.
"The front of the Blue Bonnet Cafe is garlanded with flowering bushes."
Michael Stern



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