1. A-Bear’s Cafe
This little mom & pop joint features hearty comfort food classics that you’re sure to love. Be sure to save room for dessert, as their pies are sinfully delicious.
Address: 809 Bayou Black Dr., Houma, LA 70360
Bourré opened in 2014 and features amazing daily specials and a great happy hour, making this a perfect after-work stop. Their Sunday brunch menu is mouthwateringly good and you should take advantage of their $2 mimosa special.
Address: 22 St. Anne Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471
3. Crawfish Hole 2
Established in 1999, Crawfish Hole 2 has won numerous awards for their outstanding seafood, so you know it’s going to be good. During crawfish season, this place simply can’t be beat!
Address: 12903 Highway 371, Dixie Inn, LA 71055
4. Duffy’s Diner
You’ll feel like you’ve been transported through time when you step into this '50s themed diner. From hamburgers to seafood platters, there's something on the menu for everyone.
Address: 1106 Center St., New Iberia, LA 70560
5. East Gate Barbecue
If you find yourself with a craving for delicious BBQ, then you have to take a trip down to Morgan City to dine at East Gate Barbecue. Serving Texas style BBQ with a unique Southern Louisiana spin, this place is finger-licking good.
Address: 7516 Highway 182 E, Morgan City, LA 70380
6. Embers Cafe
This charmingly rustic restaurant features family-style dining in a casual setting. From shrimp creole to juicy burgers and fries, no matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it on the menu.
Address: 700 W Court St., Winnfield, LA 71483
7. Le Bistreaux Coffee and Waffle Bar
Serving breakfast all day, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Le Bistreaux. Offering both sweet and savory waffles, everyone wins when you dine at this delicious restaurant.
Address: 5803 Coliseum Blvd., Suite H, Alexandria, LA 71303
8. Starlite Espresso Cafe
Starlite Espresso Cafe is a locally owned and operated little shop over in Gonzales that’s more than just coffee. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu here.
Address: 514 South Burnside Ave., Gonzales, LA 70737
9. Weeping Willow Cafe
This charming little cafe has been delighting locals since 2011 with their delicious food and sweet treats. Whether you’re looking for a healthy sandwich for lunch or a coffee to jump-start your day, Weeping Willow wants you to feel at home. Their baked goods are absolutely incredible, so be sure you take some home with you.
Address: 713 West 3rd St., Thibodaux, LA 70301
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