I love the crazy summer thunderstorms in Florida. Although they sometimes scared me silly as a child, there was something comforting in their clock-like regularity. I’ve heard non-natives say they hate the lightning and the thunder, but not me. I love to curl up with a nice cup of tea and read by the light of my eReader as the storm cools down the temperatures and feeds my yard and plants.
You look out one direction and see puffy white clouds.
But turn and look the other way and here come the storm clouds. How awesome.
Eating at the Cajun Cafe was unplanned and unexpected. Set way back from the road, the Cajun Cafe sits on a lake, with both indoor and outdoor seating right on the water. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but we thought we would try something a little different.
For this visit we decided to eat inside, the weather is still a little hot to eat out on the deck. The decor is not too fancy, the bar has an impressive collection of Mardi Gras beads decorating it.
Our waiter was pleasant but a little absent, he wasn’t bad, just not great. The menu has a nice selection, a lot of Cajun dishes (As you would expect), they also have quite an extensive beer list, if you like beer.
As for the food, well I’d call it delightful! I ordered a crawfish po boy, my husband had a stuffed pork dish and my dad who was eating with us, had the crab cakes. All 3 of us really enjoyed our dinners. My po boy was huge and just spicy enough, the crawdads were fried perfectly so they weren’t too chewy or dried out. My husband’s dish while slightly dry was absolutely delish.
I think the restaurant itself looks like an old Florida home, I found it to be quite charming. I would definitely eat here again despite the slightly average service time.
Atmosphere – The Cajun Cafe has a nice mix of old Florida and New Orleans but not too fancy.
Service – Our waiter while polite was a little long between visits.
Food– The food was really yummy! I really enjoyed by po boy and would order it again in a heart beat.
Summary – The Cajun Cafe would be a fun place to bring out of town guests, it has a fun attitude and great food.