Before writing this posting, I visited four spots in Austin and cam e back to this one three times. So let me tell you about each experience to Nubian Queen Lola's.
I heard about this spot from my best friend from college. She said - "I had the crawfish etoufeé and it was great. The roux was light and well seasoned. Crawfish tails were small but it's only the beginning of crawfish season. The green beans were fresh and whole. Also, king cakes from Gambinos in New Orleans! This place is awesome." So, I just had to pay it a visit.
Let go of your normal restaurant expectations. It's East Austin. She keeps funny hours. The cooking and service is done by two people and will sometimes be slow. She donates her time and money to help feed nearby children. She's might even be more interested in feeding the neighborhood more than helping you. Que Sera.
I ordered the shrimp poboy and it was gigantic and came with onion rings. My husband got the Crawfish Etouffee, smothered potatoes, yam and cornbread. Both dishes were huge portions and amazing!! We couldn't finish the meals which is unheard of. And the jug o' sweet Cajun tea was refreshing. I need to come here more!
Without a doubt....I was not disappointed. Very nice people. Their cornbread is the best I have ever had and shaped like a pancake making it easy to eat also. IF YOU WANT HOME MADE FOOD THAT TASTES GOOD THIS IS THE PLACE.
Cash is only so be prepared.
Like everyone else in the world after ACL, I was feeling a bit under the weather. What better food to cure that than Lola's Southern Cooking? I came in with my friend and we were told to pick a table. We were instantly greeted and served Kool Aid while we reviewed the menu. My friend and I shared Crawfish Etouffee with Candied Yams and Smothered Okra as well as Fried Chicken wings with Potatoes and Collard Greens.
Lola took my order, then went back and prepared it. It was delectable! Lola is so sweet, and not only that, she cooks for the homeless! I will definitely revisit and encourage others to do so. Take note, this is a very small place. There are six tables, but they're pushed together to make only two long ones, so it wouldn't take much to get crowded. Some of Lola's friends/family like to hang out there, so if you don't like being cramped, sharing tables or feeling like you're being watched while you eat, this may not be the place for you. Too bad for you though, because you're going to miss out!
Nubian Queen Lolas
1815 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702
Currently no website