Blue Bonnet Café

Meat-and-Three | Pie Shop | Small Town Café | Southwestern
One of the best

The Blue Bonnet Café is where locals have been coming to eat three meals a day since 1929. Today it is a modern place with multiple dining rooms and clientele that includes food-focused travelers, but it retains its old-fashioned, downhome feel, and it is staffed by a team of friendly, unflappable waitresses.

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: relatively healthful salads, sandwiches large and small, and big, beautiful hot plates of chicken fried steak, pot roast, or rib-eye steak accompanied by a choice of three vegetables from a long and inviting list. Our favorites are fried okra, pinto beans, and butter-sopped leaf spinach.

Pay attention to the sign above the dining room that reads TRY SOME PIE. It’s the main reason the Blue Bonnet has become a Roadfood landmark. About eight or ten different kinds 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 layer of white cream, it is brilliantly complemented by a ribbon of dark chocolate sauce: an inspired combination.

What to Eat
Blue Bonnet Café, Bread Basket
Bread Basket
Bread basket signals good eats to come.
Blue Bonnet Café, Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
A drizzle of chocolate syrup complements peanut butter pie.
Blue Bonnet Café, German Chocolate Pie
German Chocolate Pie
Toasted nuts sit atop fresh whipped cream on German chocolate pie.
Blue Bonnet Café, Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon meringue pie, piled high
Blue Bonnet Café, Beans
Seriously porky beans
Blue Bonnet Café, Pot Roast
Pot Roast
Pot roast, beans, okra, and corn: mighty square meal
Directions and Hours
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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