The Blue Bonnet Cafe represents a 67 year tradition of outstanding "Home Style" cooking! All of the tourists want to stop at the Blue Bonnet Cafe, and it is a favorite eating place with the locals, too. Breakfast is served all day and Daily Specials from 11:00am to closing. The Chicken Fried Steak is great, and you will love their freshly baked pies.
The Blue Bonnet Cafe is truly "World Famous" with such notables as Governor George W. Bush, Willie Nelson, Larry Gatlin, golfer Don January, "Northern Exposure" star Janine Turner, Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphy, "Shaft" actor Richard Roundtree, Lyle Lovett, UT coaching legend Darrell Royal, former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach, Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell, famed football coach Emory Ballard and Asleep at the Wheel band all having dined there. Owner, John Kemper, says,"The way we see it, all our customers are celebrities. We treat them all special."
"I hear stories all the time about people recognizing our T-shirts up north, in London, in Japan," Kemper said. "My daughter, Lindsay, was an exchange student in Australia and her host father said he ran into a man in Antartica who said, 'The Blue Bonnet? I'm from Spicewood and when I'm home I eat there all the time.' "In Antartica. Can you imagine?"
John and Belinda Kemper have operated the cafe since 1981. John is virtually at the cafe every morning greeting customers and seeing that everything is running smoothly. One of the secrets to the great success of the Blue Bonnet Cafe is the friendly atmosphere and the camaraderie of the waitresses with the customers. And, of course the other secret to their success, which is no secret at all, is the great meals they serve.
Breakfast is served all day and Daily Specials are served from 11:00am to closing. The daily specials include chicken fried steak, chicken and dumplings, pot roast, meat loaf, fried catfish and others. With each daily special you can choose three vegetables from their long list. Kemper and the waitresses say that the most popular daily specials are probably pot roast and chicken fried steak and the most popular vegetable is probably fried okra.
And of course there are the desserts that the Blue Bonnet is famous for. They bake up a large variety of pies daily that are very popular with the diners. Last Thanksgiving eve they baked 250 pies and all but a few slices were gone by the end of Thanksgiving day.
There are other special times at the Blue Bonnet Cafe as well as holidays. John and Belinda have strong beliefs about giving back to the community. Each year they host two benefits for the Marble Falls EMS at the Blue Bonnet Cafe. As well as hosting the benefits, the Kempers also donate all of the food for the two fish fries as their way of thanking the community.
You will find great food and great people at the Blue Bonnet Cafe. We love them both here in the Highland Lakes area.
Stop by for a great meal
The Blue Bonnet Cafe
211 Hwy 281
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
John & Belinda Kemper..... (830) 693-2344
Email to: JKemper389@aol.com
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