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Beignet Cafe May 26, 2011

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the world. I have only been there twice, but I get yearnings pretty frequently to escape down there again. Beignet Cafe is a taste of New Orleans brought right here to Memphis. The atmosphere and the food bring me back to a place I often wish to escape.

My first experience at Beignet Cafe was not planned. I was walking around the South Main Arts District one day when my sweet tooth came-a-calling. I stopped into Beignet Cafe for an afternoon treat. I settled for a Cafe Au Lait and a Beignet Pyramid.

Now, let me explain this Beignet Pyramid to you. It’s 3 powdered sugar covered beignets, with cherry pie filling, then topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Holy cow.

It was so deliciously sweet I could not eat the whole thing. It was totally worth it.

I plan to go back to Beignet Cafe and have a full sit down meal at some point. I can only imagine their cajun food is just as good as their desserts. Next time I plan to stay a little longer and soak up the Creole atmosphere and enjoy a good poboy. It will also, most likely, be during their Sunday Jazz Brunch.

For more info on Beignet Cafe, check out their website, Urbanspoon, Yelp, or Google Maps.

Beignet Cafe on Urbanspoon

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