Alba, Texas

23 Jun


There’s a place in Alba Texas where the locals go to eat. 

Sunday-Friday No breakfast 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday  NO breakfast 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

No dancing on tables with Spurs on. 

TJ’s cafe, located on the 69 in the middle of Alba, Texas. 

We stopped in this little town on the way to Lufkin Friday night for supper.  If you want good chicken fried steak, this is the place to eat.  Pies are homemade.  Order ahead if you want a whole pie.  I had hoped to buy an apple pie to take to family but they stand by their rules; or shall we say the many signs posted on that wall.    

A little history:  Way back when in 1841, a gunsmith and his family settled here.  A few more families settled there followed by a railroad.  Once you have a railroad and a post office, you are in business.  The big industry in Alba in the early 1900’s was coal.  Like any small town, there’s highs and lows.  Alba has an interesting history and some good food; definitely worth the stop on your trip to and from the Dallas Metroplex or wherever you are headed.   

And someone needs to take some WD-40 to that pump jack out back behind the restaurant that squeeks so loudly.   That thing could drive you nuts.  You can’t hear it inside.


Posted by on June 23, 2009 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Alba, Texas

  1. burstmode

    June 23, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I am not as adventurous as you when it comes to food…

  2. Anna Surface

    June 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Sounds like a great place to eat. I like the small town, road-side eateries. It’s been a long while since I’ve lived in and been to Texas. I don’t remember Alba or traveling through Alba. One thing though… you can take a girl outa Texas, but you can’t take Texas outa the girl. 🙂

  3. swanpetal

    June 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    No dancing on the tables with spurs on? Aww, shucks. 😉


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