Cajun Café, located at the old Sunset Hotel, is a lunchtime restaurant, open Monday through Friday. (Michael Cooper / American Press)
The restaurant offers a solid selection of homecooked meals at a reasonable price. (Michael Cooper / American Press)
Last Modified: Friday, August 31, 2012 5:36 PM
I’m a creature of habit when it comes to dining at Cajun Café, sticking to meatloaf or meatball stew.
Tasked with writing an article about the restaurant, I decided to try some different menu items, which in turn led to a chorus of “Oh man, that’s good, too!”
The restaurant is a favorite stop for my Aunt Susan and me. We’ve eaten there many times throughout the years, but I had never tried the jambalaya, nor the yams.
On a recent lunch break with co-worker Mike Cooper, I had both and both were excellent.
In truth, it’s hard to go wrong at the restaurant — either in taste, amount or price.
Cajun Café, located at the old Sunset Hotel, is a lunchtime restaurant, open between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The restaurant offers a solid selection of home-cooked meals at a reasonable price — small portions for $8 and large portions for $10. Even small plates sometimes leave leftovers and the entrée on large plates is definitely enough for two meals.
Every meal begins with cornbread and homemade yeast rolls, and includes three sides.
My favorite side is the Louisiana staple rice and gravy, followed by macaroni and cheese.
The menu is specific to each day of the week — for instance, my Aunt Susan’s favorite entrée, fried catfish, is only served on Wednesday and Friday.
Cajun Café has also recently added hamburgers to its menu.
In a previous incarnation, the restaurant resided in what was not much more than a blue shack on Broad Street.
Since it has moved to the old Sunset Hotel (also previously Sylvia’s Café) — which has quite a bit more atmosphere — Cajun Café also hosts wedding receptions and other events in addition to its catering services.
Posted By: Bryan Thompson On: 9/4/2012
Title: Cajun Cafe origin
This restaurant was started by my grandparents, Robert and Lily Myers, about 40 years ago. After my grandfather's death, my grandmother ran it for many years in the "blue shack" on Broad Street. I have many fond memories of summers spent working there. The menu is still similar to hers.
Posted By: Paulie V. On: 9/4/2012
Corner of Lawernce and Bilbo...329 Lawernce street.
Posted By: lanell On: 9/4/2012
329 lawrence street---off ryan downtown !
Posted By: Cowboy On: 9/3/2012
Title: Sounds like a great place
ONLY PROBLEM....where is it?? An Address in the article wiuld be nice - some of us do not know where the Old Sunset Hotel is???