|Posted by Luna on November 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM|
Our first food destination in New Orleans this week was the famous Cake Cafe on Chartres St. home of some of the most amazing, delicious cupcakes on the planet! This is the outside of the place:
When you walk inside the cafe, you can tell it's in a very old building. The overall ambience is simple and hipster-ish, with local art on the walls and hand-written labels on the food displays and self-serve beverages. The background music is classic-style jazz but it's soft and not overly distracting--just the way I like it. Here's one of the inside walls:
Okay, now on to the food - The Cake Cafe is well known for their cupcakes and if you order one with your meal it's only $1 (as opposed to $1.75 normally) --but more on those later. Nate and I ordered the same meal: a shrimp omelet with a side of gravy, which also came with a ginormous homemade biscuit and orange slices. Behold!
The omelet was open-faced and stuffed with tons of tiny, succulent shrimp, fresh spinach, and crushed tomatoes...pure deliciousness! The biscuit was fresh-baked and fluffy...especially good dipped in the gravy. Overall, a very tasty way to start the day. We were so full we didn't have room for cupcakes, but we got them to-go and ate them later. And OMG were they worth the wait! So without further adieu...
You know how sometimes you take a bite out of something delicious and you almost swear you can hear an angel chorus? This was one of those times. Seriously, the peanut-butter-chocolate cupcake was literally melt-in-your-mouth good! And the icing was actual super-creamy peanut butter!! I wanted to go back and get more...like, a dozen. But that would've ended up a bit pricey, so we decided against it.
Bottom line: If you're ever in New Orleans, go to Cake Cafe. Try the breakfast, but the cupcakes are a MUST. It is written.
For more info, go to their website here: http://www.nolacakes.com