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.