Category: Bill’s Cafe

John Alvis Laprarie owned and operated Jonesville’s gathering place back in the day called “Bill’s Cafe”. From 1938 until many years after his death in 1953, Bill’s Cafe was located in downtown Jonesville, Louisiana on Mound Street. This page is dedicated to the memories, recipes, and historical events during the time Bill’s Cafe was in operation.

The Menu

Our maternal grandfather, John Alvis Laprarie owned and operated Jonesville’s gathering place back in the day called “Bill’s Cafe”. From 1938 until many years after his death in 1953, Bill’s Cafe was located in downtown Jonesville, Louisiana on Mound Street. Here’s what was on the menu:

John Louis’ Memories of Bill’s Cafe

This special memory was shared by our maternal Uncle John on May 29, 2014:   “We appreciate so much your research and posting of this page on Bill’s Cafe, and all that has been contributed and posted, and for your diligence in obtaining and posting the family tree information and Mama Dee’s poetry. I have…

Bill’s Cafe Opens in New Location – On this Date in 1938

On this date, April 15th, in 1938 our maternal grandfather, Papaw Bill opened his cafe in the downtown location where Brooks Drugs is today in Jonesville, Louisiana. BILL LaPRARIE BUYS NEW LOCATION FOR RESTAURANT April 15, 1938 New Place Now Open for Business Next to Catahoula Bank Bill LaPrarie, who has been in the restaurant…