Pie Happy Hour at the Bluebonnet Cafe
There are little cafes and diners sprinkled all across the roadways of rural Texas, and indeed much of Small-Town, USA. These places serve as social hub and work shirk and that proverbial place where everybody knows your name, at least to the local community. As an outsider, however, how can one tell them apart? What distinguishes the Pitt Diner in Queen City, Tx from Murrell’s on King’s Highway or any other little place on any other little highway?
At the Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Tx; It’s the pie.
The Bluebonnet isn’t shy about this, with advertising on every side of their highway-fronting building advertising “Pie Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3-5”.
Walking into the joint, they really push the point! A case full of tempting offerings greets you as you walk in the front door, and within just a few minutes of being seated you’ll hear a waitress ask two or three other tables “Now would y’all like some pie?”… as if there was any question!
There were, to my count, 15 options on offer (Pumpkin being the Day’s Special when I visited in early December). Overwhelmed with choice, I went with the non-traditional Peanut Butter Pie. As you can see above, it was an overflowing mess of chocolate and peanut butter-y goodness nearly flowing off the plate it came on. It took a long and happy hour to eat, for sure!
The Bluebonnet Cafe is located in Marble Falls, Tx (USA) at 211 Hwy 281. Regular prices on pie are $2.99/ slice, but during Pie Happy Hour you can get a slice of pie and bottomless cup of coffee for $3.50. More importantly, you can make a slice of pie the focus of your entire day! Note that portions are quite large (on both pies and food), so you could very conceivably share.