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Lulu's Bakery and Cafe

918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-4729
+1 210-222-9422
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“cinnamon rolls” (448 reviews)
“queso” (42 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
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918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-4729
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1 - 10 of 821 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in for lunch after leaving Lackland AFB heading to Fort Sam. Had the fried steak plate and everything was very good. Excellent food and service as well. Always enjoying stopping at LuLu's!

Thank BSJ3258
JenniferM9936, Owner at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-stars with us! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed our food and we invite you back to Lulu's again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here for date night. We walked in and look at each other. I quietly whispered to him that this placed smells gross and he agreed. The only disagreement we had was I said it smelt like pee and he said...More

2  Thank KevinS9028
JenniferM9936, General Manager at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kevin, we are very sorry to hear about this. This is unacceptable, and we will work to correct this right away. Thank you, and take care.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place on FB and were super excited to try the cinnamon roll for dessert. However, once we were inside the nasty, smelly, run down dumpster we should have turned around and left. Against out better judgement we sat down in a dirty...More

1  Thank TigerBCW
JenniferM9936, General Manager at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very sorry to see your review. We wish you would have let a manager know while you were still dining so we could have made it up to you. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was super excited about visiting and ordering the 3 lb. cinnamon roll. As soon as we walked in, we were hit in the face with the smell of rat urine and poison. Will not go back or recommend this place until health department pays them...More

Thank Grazia I
JenniferM9936, General Manager at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Grazia, this is a serious matter and we hope that you will contact us directly so that we can discuss your experience further.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They’re known for their chicken fried steaks and cinnamon rolls but everything is good. Lucky today, got to park right in front-and a booth!

Thank Larry B
Jennifer M, Owner at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Larry, thank you for joining us! We're very glad that you left fully satisfied, and we hope that this means we'll be serving you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a surprise to our visiting family, we took everyone to Lulu's to experience the world famous cinnamon roll. The surprise was on us! We walked into a restaurant full of dirty tables, and were told that we could not sit at the only clean...More

Thank RDMDEM
JenniferM9936, General Manager at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are extremely sorry to read your review and it is very disappointing to know that you did not have an ideal experience with us. We have noted your comments and will use them to ensure something like this does not happen again. We wish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally named LuLu's Jailhouse cafe due to it's proximity to the San Antonio municipal jail, they moved to an old restaurant. Shaq (who went to high school at Ft. Sam Houston, stopped by for "The Sherrif" cut of chicken fried steak and tipped all of...More

Thank Stu K
Jennifer M, Owner at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stu, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate all of the valuable feedback and will certainly keep working to leave all of our customers fully satisfied. Thanks again, and we'll see you next time.

Reviewed August 18, 2018

Food was solid, service was good, the place was hectic. At times there was a 20 minute or more wait. The cinnamon rolls would feed at least 6 folks, and maybe 8.

Thank TexasDouglas
Jennifer M, Owner at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed our food and service. Please stop by and see us again soon :)

Reviewed August 11, 2018

Walked in the diner late evening, and we ordered the huge cinnamon bun. The waitress was funny, the environment was relaxed and everyone was having a good time. The cinnamon bun was a sight to see, and it was so good. My family could not...More

Thank azang881
Jennifer M, General Manager at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

We're glad that we won you over with our famous cinnamon roll! It's wonderful to see that we've earned your five stars. Thank you for this review, and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Lulu’s was once an All-American iconic diner serving comfort food fit for a king.  Today however, through ownership and management changes Lulu’s has been rendered impotent.  The atmosphere is stark, cold and gray.  The food follows the cold atmosphere itself being cold and tasteless.  Those working this once icon...More

Thank Lisa b
Jennifer M, Owner at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

We're truly sorry that you feel that way, Lisa. We care greatly for all of our customers and never want them to be disappointed during their visits. Your feedback has been noted, and we will pass it along to our staff. If there is anything...More

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September 5, 2018|
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Response from KMart22 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember, but in increments of 30 seconds
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
do not know the average. the food to dollar ratio was good. the prices were reasonable. diner prices.
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womansplay39
February 5, 2017|
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Response from Lonnell D | Reviewed this property |
Minimum wage for waitstaff is 2.13. That is fairly consistent across the board.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-222-9422
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