“The kind of diner you always hear about or see on TV, but never get to experience in real life”
We have been going to Hub City Diner for the 3 years my daughter has been attending UL Lafayette. With her graduating in 2-1/2 months, we are sadly down to our last few times eating here on a regular basis. While that is sad, we have been so lucky our daughter got turned on to Hub City Diner 3 years ago.
This is your absolutely picture perfect small town diner. And it is superb! My wife HAS to have breakfast there every single weekend we are visiting in Lafayette. The thick bacon slices are hearty and lean. The fresh brewed Community Coffee is so Louisiana and so, so good. But, for breakfast, my daughter and I both agree that the French Toast is the winner. It's made from French bread and is the BEST French Toast I have ever eaten.
For lunch or dinner, anything is great. But, super high marks go to my favorite, the Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. If you think you've had good gumbo in other states (like here in Texas), a really good Louisiana gumbo makes you realize that you don't really have the real deal. This is the real deal. The dark brown roux is so rich and tasty that I just can't pass it up. Ever.
The icing on the cake is the price. Unbelievably low prices for what you get. Prices can NOT be beat. Period. Example: the French toast is $2.99 plus another dollar for bacon. Show me where you can beat that price at ANY quality of food. Much less, the quality that Hub City has.
If you are in Lafayette, I urge you to try this local gem. I believe the sign outside said it has been locally operated since 1990. If they keep doing what they are doing, this place will never close up. I can not recommend this place enough. This is what diners in Houston (all cities, actually) should strive to be.
Oh yeah, I can't believe I almost forgot one of the most important trivia facts about Hub City Diner. Hub City Diner is home to the famous Pelican Elvis statue!! It's classic! Do a web search on Pelican Elvis. At Hub City you can experience it live, in color, and in person!!
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