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Rachael's Cafe

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104 Republic Ave Ste B, Lafayette, LA 70508-6844
+1 337-504-4625
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10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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17:00 - 20:00
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Lafayette, LA, United States
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am trying all the plate lunches in town and this week was Rachael's turn. And it is a big win. Uncomplicated menu and lunch specials. I think the owner comes from a restaurant family in Maurice so it was no surprise the rice & gravy are gold. Chicken fried steak and pork roast are as good as it gets.... More 

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Thank Mark T
Lafayette
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

From the Paleo heart healthy to the staple foods of Cajun country. You will not be disappointed, best shrimp poor boy in Lafayette parish, gumbo is outstanding, plate lunch dinners are served daily. Well worth the visit!

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Thank Okiefoodjunkie
Covington, Louisiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Rachael's Cafe is truly a great little cafe with quality food across several cuisines. Whether looking for healthy fitness food, plain old-fashioned Cajun good or simply a daily hot plate Rachael's has the solution. I stopped in last Saturday for a brief business luncheon. I had Rachael's Signature Gumbo to get me started followed by a Grilled Shrimp Salad. Talk... More 

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Thank CajunSam1
Lafayette, Louisiana
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I would always order off the Paleo menu. Meatloaf, Brussel sprouts, and (MUST TRY) coconut oil baked sweet potatoes!!!!! If you are a fan of sweet potatoes, you owe it to yourself to order a handful....or two. :)

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Thank Robyn H
Lafayette, Louisiana
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

First time visit to this place I have known, seen but never went to it. My expectations were high as a local radio was talking about it. I ate it there and I found it pricey. Out the door with tip over $25. If real good, I don't have a problem. I did get their version of a seafood platter... More 

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Thank Gary C
Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I am a local. I love Gumbo and this cafe has some of the Best Gumbo in Lafayette. The Shrimp/Orka Gumbo is the best. The Chicken/sausage is also very good. The hamburgers are on homemade bread. The specials are also very good for lunch. Not much atmosphere, but really great food.

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Thank Ann E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a coworker here and really enjoyed the lunch, including the soup and then healthy chicken.

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Thank Matthew P
Abbeville, Louisiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Fried seafood platter and seafood gumbo was tasty. Will be back. Good portions on the seafood platter and food was seasoned well.

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Thank Jessica K
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Wife and I ate lunch here few weeks ago. Avoid this place like the plague. Wife had Fried Shrimp and Jambalaya and fries. Jambalaya was ice cold, shrimp was lukewarm, fries were burning hot. Appears plate sat waiting for fries and was not hot when served. Ordered Mahi-Mahi, sweet potatoes and roasted beets. I know, what was I thinking ordering... More 

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Thank Harold W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We had to go to Lafayette for a doctor's appointment, and we always try to find places that is corporate. We ordered the Gumbo and Broccoli and cheese soup. It was great! Everything was cooked fresh and made to order. We will be back.

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Thank Jessica L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Republic Ave Ste B, Lafayette, LA 70508-6844
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-504-4625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?