German Chocolate, Blue Bonnet Café
Marble Falls, Texas
Pie lovers have been flocking to this eatery in the Texas Hill Country (about an hour northwest of Austin) since 1931. Owners John and Belinda Kemper claim their pies have a “mile-high meringue,” and they aren’t too far off the mark. Chopped pecans cover two-to-three inches of creamy meringue that sits atop the best German chocolate filling in Texas, as pictured on the far left. Soon after John and Belinda bought the Blue Bonnet in 1981, they started holding “Pie Happy Hours,” every weekday from 3 to 5 p.m. Since then, the afternoon pie-a-thons have helped increase their business, and made thousands of Hill Country visitors very happy.
211 Highway 281, bluebonnetcafe.net or 830-693-2344