Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CLOSED Cattle Baron Cafe--Burgers, Steaks and Home-Style Cooking

This evening my husband, myself and a friend went to the Cattle Baron Cafe on S. 1st, just west of Leggett.  It is in the location that used to be Tuscany's Coffeehouse. The menu offers steaks, several types of burgers, chicken-fried steak, grilled chicken and some nice desserts. Even a fried baloney sandwich.

Amarillo burger with beans and fries
I ordered the Amarillo burger which had cheddar cheese. lettuce, tomato, and onion rings on the sandwich.  Sides were hand-cut fries and home-made pinto beans. The stand out item on the burger was the fresh bun, except for the brand on top. Interesting idea but the scorched part of the bread didn't taste good.  It was a decent burger but I could tell the patty was pre-formed instead of done by hand which was a bit disappointing. Cost was $7.65.

My husband got the large chicken-fried steak which he LOVED...tender and pan-fried instead of deep fried. Yummy gravy, mashed red potatoes and pinto beans. It was actually two steaks for about $15. Our friend ordered the chopped sirloin and it also came with mashed potatoes and pinto beans and was piled high with sauteed onions. He said it was very good. For dessert we had lemon meringue pie, made with real lemon.

The service was excellent. Very attentive and friendly.

We like that the place is in the center of town and we don't have to drive over to the southwest part of the city to go eat at a sit-down restaurant. I'm sure we will go again and try some appetizers. Some of them were very tempting. I plan to try a steak next time.

Now serving breakfast 11/2012.

Cattle Baron Cafe
3905 S. 1st St.
Abilene, TX 79605

1 comment:

  1. When I went here I got to taste the burger/brisket combo burger. It was good!