The other day, my sister and I wanted to go out to eat. At first we thought about going out to breakfast, but instead, we decided that we would run some errands and then eat lunch. Being that we wanted to go somewhere different, we went downtown. Since the original restaurant we were planning on visiting was closed, we ended up going to Pujo St. Cafe.
Pujo St. Cafe is located in a tall off white or cream building. It has iron gates on the front of the building. This is to make it seems as if there is a cafe feeling as there are tables that make an outside seating area that is covered for when the weather is nice.
Inside, at the front, there is a podium where you wait to be seated by a waiter or waitress. If you want to sit outside, you need to request this. They will seat you at one of the many tables that is inside. The atmosphere is a bit darker than some restaurants, but it is not really dark inside.
While it seems like this is a restaurant where dressing up may be required, the dress code is just basic – wear clothes that aren’t too revealing. They will not turn away people in shorts and T-shirts.
At first, a server will seat you at a table. They will seat you outside if you request sitting outside. If not, they will seat you inside. A server will then take your drink order and bring you a menu. If requested, a child’s menu will also be brought. They will allow adults to order off of the child’s menu if the meal wanted is not offered on the adult menu.
The server will bring you drinks and ask if you are ready to order. If you are not ready, they will give you some more time and if you are ready, they will take your order. Once the food is finished cooking, the server will bring the food.
After you are finished eating, the server will ask if you would like dessert. If you would, a dessert menu will be brought and you can decide on which dessert you’d like. After ordering, the dessert will be brought to the table.
Then the ticket will be brought to the table and the server can be paid.
Pujo St. Cafe offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, and soups. There are also some fancier entrées that can be enjoyed. The menu is available on their website.
The children’s menu offers things such as chicken and fish. My sister ended up ordering the chicken tenders from the childre’s menu. These came with macaroni and cheese. She also ordered a side of French fries. All of these were good, though I would not order the macaroni and cheese there.
I ordered a Monte Cristo sandwich and it came with a choice of chips or French fries and I chose the chips as they are home made and not chips just served in the single serving bag. The Monte Cristo is served with a raspberry dipping sauce that is very good as it is not too sweet, but tastes very good with the sandwich.
For dessert, my sister ordered a chocolate mousse cake. It was rich, but not too rich, making it a very good chocolate cake. I ordered the blackberry cobbler with ice cream on the top. This was also very good and was not too crusty or too burnt like some cobblers at places.
This lunch and dessert for two cost $34.39. A tip was given to the waitress as she was very good at her job.
The hours for Pujo St. Cafe are:
Food: 5 out of 5
Service: 5 out of 5
Location: 4 out of 5
Pujo St. Cafe is located at
901 Ryan St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Pujo St. Cafe can be contacted by calling (337) 439-2054
They also have a fax number: (337) 439-2091 (fax)
Their website can be visited by going to http://www.pujostreet.com