Cast Iron Cafe

If you’re looking for a place where home cooking is served up for tiny prices, then Cast Iron Café is for you! Owner Lisa Wold opened the nostalgic-looking restaurant July 26th of this year to a waiting crowd of hungry locals.
Almost immediately, the café was a hit. Guests are waiting every morning when the doors open at 6 a.m. and many of the hungry clients have already become regulars that have their favorite seat.
With a retro café theme, Lisa has put her own spin on the décor by mingling seafood related photos with 50’s era dining tables and chairs to create a unique and homey atmosphere.
Her grandfather, T.T. Hebert owned Eastside Café on Howard Avenue in Biloxi long ago and her family has strong ties to the gulf coast.
The home crafted recipes for Cast Iron Cafés wonderful menu (with practically everything cooked in cast iron) are making the guests smile with joy! Lisa hired a manager with 40 years experience to run the show. Penny Barker, Cast Iron Café Manager, is loving the job and getting to know many of the clients as friends.
The idea for the restaurant came out of a love of feeding the masses. “We would go the events like football games or festivals and make huge pots of jambalaya. The people came in droves and we just fed anyone that wanted some good food,” Lisa said.
The cafe is open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Since the restaurant has done so well the first month, Lisa decided it was time to offer a very special dinner service. “We will open on Friday and Saturday nights from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will have an all inclusive menu where guests will choose a salad, entrée, drink and dessert for one low price,” Lisa said. The entrée choices include a rib eye smoked and then seared in cast iron, double boned pork chops, quail breast, BBQ Gulf Shrimp or fresh Gulf Snapper!
Lisa has already begun expanding and now offers a room that people can reserve for private parties and events. The room can hold at least 30 people and adjoins the main restaurant.
The menu is full of gulf favorites and breakfast is served all day. You can get a short stack of pancakes for only $3 and a juicy cast iron signature po- boy with a side for as $11. The signature po-boy is chock full of roast beef, fried gulf shrimp and chicken fried bacon topped with homemade gravy. YUM!
Old-time favorites like hamburger steak, stuffed omelets, club salad and an open-faced roast beef sandwich dot the menu as well as some very unique dishes created in cast iron by the chefs. You can get Barq’s in a bottle, Blue Bell ice cream and a burger made with a special house blend of chuck and brisket.
You can call Lisa or Penny with any questions you may have at 228-215-3360. The restaurant is located at 7350 Hwy. 57 in Gautier. Check out Cast Iron Café on Facebook or drop by to find out what all the locals seem to already know is the best new restaurant around!