Cleburne Reopens

Rebuild complete! Houston's 'oldest and best' cafeteria reopens with one big change

Houston's 'oldest and best' cafeteria reopens with one big change

Cleburne Cafeteria exterior
Cleburne Cafeteria reopens its doors on Friday. Photo by Eric Sandler

Good news for fans of Cleburne Cafeteria. The restaurant on Bissonnet near Edloe in West U. reopens its doors Friday after being shut down by a devastating accidental fire in April 2016.

Owner George Mickelis tells CultureMap in an email that the iconic restaurant, which advertises itself as "Houston's oldest and best cafeteria," will be making one big change when it reopens — diners will finally be able to pay with a credit card instead of the previous cash-only policy. Thankfully, the signature recipes remain the same. 

Monday, some lucky patrons had a chance to try it out for free as cafeteria cooks and staff prepared for the grand opening. 

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