You know you've got a winning restaurant when you meet strangers on a airport van and they mention one of your local restaurants. On the way in from the Tri-Cities airport last night, a lady from Tennesse (who loves breakfast) remembers eating at Louie's in Baton Rouge.
It's remarkable because the restaurant is about 50 years old, and about as many square feet of eating space. Only 30 or so diners can fit in the greasy spoon on the outskirts of the Louisiana State University campus.
I love Louie's! You can swivel on a old fashioned bar stool and watch the chef make your omelet...I'm a big fan of the #1 with bacon. I'm not a big fan of the messy floors and the kitchen pathway to the bathroom -- maybe someone will read this blog and clean up the grossness factor. It's not something you notice at 2 a.m. after a few adult beverages, but it's tough to see at 7 a.m. in the bright morning sunlight.
Louie's doesn't have a website that I could find, but here are some stats Louie's Cafe 209 W State St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 · 225-346-8221 Classic diner open 24 hours a day, right outside the gates of LSU.