OLD FASHIONED:  A smashburger and iced tea at Bonnies Cafe

  • Kat Robinson
  • OLD FASHIONED: A smashburger and iced tea at Bonnie’s Cafe

When is a burger joint not a burger joint? When it’s the heartbeat of a community. I found a place in Watson that serves as the lunch plate of a whole town.


First discovered Bonnie’s Cafe while traveling this past summer, on my way out to Rohwer. It looked inviting, with its Coca Cola banner over the front porch and plenty of cars out front. But I’d just eaten breakfast and was not quite ready for lunch. I bookmarked it for a later visit.

So come March, I’m preparing a trip to New Orleans and decide that it was time to take that side-route and check out the little place facing the railroad track on Highway 1. Come see what I found, over on Tie Dye Travels.