When I think of pie, my mind returns to the Blue Bonnet Cafe in the small town of Marble Falls here in Texas.
Last month we started talking about the Blue Bonnet Cafe one morning and ended up on a 2-day trip to the "Hill Country" just to have a couple of meals at the Blue Bonnet. Yeah...We Crazy...but look:
The people there are so friendly, it doesn't take much to feel at home. I asked if I could take pictures and the staff opened all the glass doors for me so I could get a good picture. What kind of pie do you think I ordered? I'll tell you later...
Texas Monthly magazine runs a yearly contest for Texans to vote on favorite restaurants and the Blue Bonnet Cafe wins the vote for the number one breakfast place in all of Texas, and the cafe also places in the top 10 restaurants overall.
Photo From Blue Bonnet Cafe WebsiteNot bad for a little place that's been in business since 1929 and is in an out-of-the-way place like Marble Falls.
The town has literally grown up around the cafe. Every time we go there, the front yard gets smaller. The road in front has been widened to the point that you have to enter in the back door and exit out the front door.
Here's the back door where you go in. Sometimes the line can wrap around the walkway and wind all the way out to the parking lot in back.
Around the left corner of the picture is the front of the cafe. As you're leaving, you pay at the counter right next to the front door and exit out the front door.The walk around the building and back to the parking lot helps you to work off a few of the calories you took in from the pie. It's a pretty walk too past bright desert flowers.
Inside, while waiting for a seat, there's a wall full of pictures and newspaper articles from all the years gone by. The large red ribbon in the case says 70 Years and that ribbon is from 1989!!!
We drove to Marble Falls and had dinner at the Blue Bonnet, then found a place to spend the night high above the water.
It was a beautiful view from our top floor hotel room, but I don't do well with heights so the table and chairs on the balcony were wasted on me. I shot this picture out the sliding glass door with all but one foot still inside the room.
As for my pie, if you guessed lemon with the mile-high meringue, you guessed right! I enjoyed every bite of it too, nothing went to waste.
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