Louie’s Cafe is a 24 hour diner located at the North Gates of LSU. It is a popular spot for LSU students, faculty and sports fans. Louie’s Cafe was established near the Louisiana State University campus in 1941. Louie served customers fresh made cheeseburgers, hashbrowns and omelets, and the café became an LSU institution. The current owner, Jimmy, took over Louie’s Café in 1977, and the ten stool diner continued the tradition there until 1986, when Jimmy decided to move to a nearby location with a little more space. There, Louie’s Cafe became what it is today, a 60 seat, 24-hour establishment with an expanded menu, serving bar-going college students as well as the breakfast and lunch crowd.