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Rockwall Bites – Lone Star 66 Cafe

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by Nick Hughes

Lone Star 66 Cafe 206 W Rusk St Rockwall, Texas 75087

Short Version

Go; you will not be disappointed. The staff is friendly, the food is always good, and the pricing is fair. It is as close as you will ever get to going over to your aunt’s house for breakfast.

Long Version

In our current society, every new place that pops up and serves breakfast seems to be some new trendy hot spot serving artesian waffles or $15 avocado toast on heirloom grain bread. I get it, if it is trendy, why not jump on the boat to make a few bucks while you can. I mean, even Lone Star 66 Café offers avocado toast with egg whites, and whenever I look at the menu, which is rare, and see the avocado toast listed, I chuckle a bit and wonder how many people are coming in and ordering it. That’s a real wonder on my part. How many of you who are reading are excited to see the avocado toast on menus everywhere, and do you order it? Full transparency: I may make it at home, but I find it hard to justify it as a meal to eat at a restaurant.

Lone Star 66 Café is one of my go-to spots for breakfast. You could even call it my home away from home. I am sure you have all seen the show. Cheers. There is this big guy called Norm. Well, the big guy in this story is me, Nick.  I can walk in the door, and nearly everyone knows me. They know what I drink and what I order and will often leave a new full pot of coffee on the table for me to use throughout my visit. This place is everything you would expect walking into a small-town café. They are a hot spot for breakfast, with some days, patrons are forced to park a street over and walk, and others, there is just nobody there. I am 41, and I find myself to be one of the youngest patrons in the place when I go on almost any weekday. The weekend crowd does appear to be a bit younger, though, if that matters to you.

The décor has some standard stuff on the walls, giving it the feel of a small town café. You have options of booth or table and even a couple of half-booth/table options. They serve both breakfast and lunch here. However, I do have to admit that even though I have eaten here close to 100 times, I do not think I have ever eaten anything but breakfast food here. I would love to hear feedback on their burgers and other lunch items, too.

I love coming in because I know the food will be just as good today as it was the last 50 visits. I would say that out of the last 50 visits, my order has been 1 large orange juice, coffee, and the Rockwallian skillet topped with 2 eggs over easy, and pancakes. Sometimes I like to add a side of crispy bacon. So, I will break It down below.

Rockwallian Skillet: $14.99 Hashbrowns and onions topped with cheddar cheese, a split biscuit, chicken fried steak, gravy and topped with 2 eggs of your choice.

Coffee: $2.99 and ENDLESS!!!

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice $4.99

I always get this with my 2 eggs over easy. This skillet is just a big pile of yummy food, I mean, that’s the best way I can describe it. Everything is as it should be, though, I would say maybe 3 times out of ten, the hashbrowns are a tad uncooked and the crispy bacon goes just a bit north of my liking to more of a burnt bacon I truly enjoy the skillet, though I always add a bit of salt and pepper. I would add a touch of cayenne pepper if I had the option too, but this will likely be my go-to breakfast for the foreseeable future.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this, and I know that Lone Star 66 Café would love the opportunity to earn your business! Included is a copy of my most recent visit.  Share the hidden word and your favorite color below!

So, in conclusion, if you are looking for a great like café to park your rump and enjoy a tasty meal, look no further. You will be met with a heap of Texas hospitality, a relaxed atmosphere, good food, fair prices, and a team that work there who all make you feel like you are home. I’d love to know who all read my whole review. 

Nick Hughes

I’m a devoted father and husband. What you see is what you get. I love God, family, food & baseball!

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