Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monument Cafe

Monument Cafe
Georgetown, Texas a charming little town about twenty minutes north of Austin. Admittedly, I'm no expert on the city of Georgetown, but not much seems to go on here beyond jury duty for residents of Williamson County (hooray civic duty!). In fact I have been called twice, though I've never been selected. Georgetown also has a real culinary treasure in the form of the Monument Cafe.

Monument Cafe is classic Americana at its finest. It has the feel of a classed up '40's style diner and serves the kind of food you'd expect at such an establishment, plus a quite a few other items.

Pulled Pork Sandwich
I decided to start things out with the pulled pork sandwich and onion rings. The pork was excellent. It was nice and tender, and full of flavor. It comes served on a burger bun, with your choice of side. I opted for the onion rings, an excellent choice I think. They were perfectly fried, the batter was crispy and flavorful and the onions were slightly sweet and tender. If you're a fan of onion rings this side is a great choice for you.  

We also tried the turkey plate. The turkey was a nice mix of light and dark meat and was served with a very nice gravy. It also came with three sides; we chose the onion rings, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. This meal was the very essence of Thanksgiving. It was a gut-busting plate of goodness that will make you feel like you're eating at home.

Fried Blueberry Pie
In addition to fantastic entrees, they also serve up some great desserts. On this trip we sampled the fried blueberry pie, which we got with a scoop of frozen custard. Personally I am a big fan of fried pies and this one did not disappoint. The crust was fried to crunchy perfection and the blueberry filling could not have tasted any fresher. We also sampled a slice of their coconut cream pie. It was easily as good as the blueberry. Of course, this was not our first experience with their pies- our friends over at Crave Communications hooked us up with one of their chocolate pies a while back. It was by far the richest chocolate pie I have ever had. In fact, it was the reason we ended up visiting Monument Cafe in the first place. So yet again, Paula and Cat, thanks for looking out for us!

In addition to the food there were a few other things that stood out for me. First, the customer service was excellent. My drink was never empty and the staff was attentive without hovering. Second, I really appreciated the fact that everything they serve is made fresh and sourced locally or at least within Texas as much as possible. The herb garden out front is a nice touch too.

Monument Cafe is well worth the drive and comes highly recommended your Food Junkies.
Official AFJ rating- 4 points of the Lone Star

Monument Cafe
Sun-Thurs 7am-9pm
Fri-Sat 7am-10pm


  1. Hi Guys,

    So glad you had a great experience at Monument! Didn't we tell you they would not disappoint! Looking forward to telling you more about the Monument Market soon.


  2. Monument Market? Never heard of it, but I am looking forward to hearing about it!