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.