San Antonio: Lulu’s Bakery & Cafe

Every once in a while a greasy spoon diner is necessary. This particular day I had just picked my mom up from the airport and with the child/adult ratio in harmony I was feel confident in our dining out options and also really in the mood for good diner food. Enter Lulus Bakery & Cafe. Home of 3lb cinnamon rolls and Texas sized chicken fried steak.

I was pretty skeptical about these gooey giants. Turns out they make them from scratch, in-house and they’re not just huge, but also very good. Nothings worse than novelties that taste awful. These cinnamon rolls are most definitely worth a try. The staff is happy to wrap it up when you inevitable can’t finish it, and pack it with reheating instructions for later that night breakfast in the morning. They can even ship them your way if you don’t happen to live within driving distance.

I know it’s not good for me, but it just tastes so dang good. And with my normal eating habits, I have room to indulge every so often. Balance in all things right? My mom and I shared the crunchy, meaty, nearly-foot-long chicken fried steak and couldn’t finish it, even though it was a great tasting representation of one of Americas classic southern dishes. Served with their crunchy creamy home fries and a sunny side up egg… it satiated every craving I had for awesome diner food. And who doesn’t love a cut of meat, dredged and fried?? Schnitzel, milanesa, tonkatsu… and Americas own chicken fried steak.

My affection for Lulu’s Bakery & Cafe only grew deeper as I sat on my couch later that night watching Grey’s and eating the rest of the cinnamon roll all. by. myself.  For a hassle free experience, opt for brunch time. They’re open 24 hours for those of you who need no sleep or who just need that burger/onion ring/chicken fried steak craving fixed pronto.

Lulu’s Bakery & Cafe

$$$$ Bakeries, Cafes

918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 210-951-2802

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