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Dwyer's Cafe

323 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA - (337) 235-9364
Dwyer's is a great place for Cajun-accented hot lunch as well as breakfast sweet potato hot cakes. When you order pancakes, the waitress will ask what kind of syrup you want: cane or maple. Sugar cane is a major crop around here, and the pancake syrup made from it is thick, dark, and resonantly sweet.
100% Approval Rating (12 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Crawfish Fettuccine
Sweet Potato Hotcakes
Smothered Pork
Sausage
Rice Jambalaya

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Mike Dwyer is a wonderful salesmen. No one makes lunch sounds as good as he does. You will hear his pitch as you approach the cafeteria area of Dwyer's CafĂ©, where he enumerates the day's choices, one by one, with pride and exuberance to make appetites growl. It's a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

323 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA
(337) 235-9364

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The sweet potato pancakes are light and tender with a sweet earthy flavor. Cane syrup is thick and intense. These two sing harmony together! And those are pretty good sausage patties, too.
"The sweet potato pancakes are light and tender with a sweet earthy flavor. Cane syrup is thick and intense. These two sing harmony together! And those are pretty good sausage patties, too."
Michael Stern





Dwyer's has been a local meeting and eating place since 1927. In its new, modern location, it continues that community tradition.
"Dwyer's has been a local meeting and eating place since 1927. In its new, modern location, it continues that community tradition."
Michael Stern


On the Cajun scale, crawfish fettuccine is a mild comfort food. Oh, those crawdads are delicious!
"On the Cajun scale, crawfish fettuccine is a mild comfort food. Oh, those crawdads are delicious!"
Michael Stern


Mike Dwyer describes smothered pork chops as basic baked pork chops, but
"Mike Dwyer describes smothered pork chops as basic baked pork chops, but "smothered down" with a gravy containing onions and bell peppers."
Michael Stern


The sausage on Dwyer's cafeteria table is made in nearby Opelousas.
"The sausage on Dwyer's cafeteria table is made in nearby Opelousas."
Michael Stern


That's rice jambalaya in the lower left. Barely visible to its left is eggplant casserole; above that: green beans, then yellow squash, red beans, and white rice. These are just some of the choices of side dish to go with Dwyer's main course.
"That's rice jambalaya in the lower left. Barely visible to its left is eggplant casserole; above that: green beans, then yellow squash, red beans, and white rice. These are just some of the choices of side dish to go with Dwyer's main course."
Michael Stern



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