Friday, May 22, 2009
New Louisiana Cafe - St Paul, MN
I have going to the Louisiana Cafe since it used to be in a little cubby hole with a few tables. For extra measure they also had some bar stools thrown in next to the window to optimize what little space they had and there was usually a long line out the door on weekends. The Louisiana Cafe has since then moved into a space about four times its previous size, but not much else has changed. On weekends, you will probably still have to wait for a table, unless you arrive bright and early. Thankfully, the line seems to move fairly fast. And the food is the same great food served in ginnormous portions. And what's more, it is fun if you get a window seat to look out and see what is happening on Selby Avenue.
First, I have to mention that I love the service here. The servers here have spunk and an attitude, and I mean that in a good way. Now, on to the food. As previously mentioned, the orders here are huge. Depending on your appetite, two people can easily share an order and still have leftovers. If you like, you can order a half order. On my most recent visit, my family and I were there for breakfast. However, if you don't feel like breakfast for breakfast, you can order lunch. We ordered the chocolate chip pancakes, a single pancake, the Cajun Breakfast, and the Cajun Burger. The Cajun breakfast is pretty much hash browns topped with eggs and a hollandaise sauce sprinkled with cayenne pepper. This was comfort food at its finest as was the Cajun Burger, which also featured cayenne pepper as an ingredient. The pancakes covered in syrup were perfect to balance out all that heat. This is breakfast food and lunch with soul that I love to come back for again and again.
New Lousiana Cafe
613 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102