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Biloxi’s Southern Gourmet Brunch. Le Cafe’ Beignet

8/10/2018 | Chris Dearman

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Located in an old library that has been designated as a Mississippi Landmark and holds a place on the National Register of Historical Places, Le Cafe’ Beignet is the place to go to find delicious made-to-order from scratch beignets, as well as an eclectic menu of other delightful dishes. Restaurateur and Owner of Le Cafe’ Beignet, Sita La’Cap, was raised in Biloxi. After spending many years working in the banking industry in Orlando, FL, she returned to her hometown with a desire to create an iconic restaurant around her great-grandmother’s beignet recipe. After successfully opening a charming shabby chic café two blocks away on Rue Magnolia, she recently moved the business to the much more prominent location in the historic two-story stucco building at the corner of Lameuse and Water street.
 

Le Café Beignet is filled with antique furniture and artistic details that create an exquisite atmosphere that is not to be missed. With wood floors and high ceilings, the elegant interior is decorated perfectly to complete the Spanish Colonial revival architecture. You can also choose to eat outdoors on the small café tables located throughout the property. 
 
Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, the menu is filled with items that will tempt your taste buds. From the South French Brunch portion of the menu, you will find the popular Low Country Veggie Quiché which is made with feta, Portobello mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, artichokes, plated fresh leaf, and rémoulade. This wonderful combination can also be in the Morning Sandwich, where they serve it on ciabatta bread with melted Gouda and Applewood bacon.
 
Gouda cheese and Applewood bacon is also prominent components of Le Café Beignet’s signature Southern Shrimp & Grits. Their number one seller, this bowl of goodness is not to be missed. Perfectly cooked large shrimp combines with the other ingredients to make each bite bursting with flavor. 
 
 
The highlight for me was the Spicy Seafood Fromage Omelet that includes large Gulf Coast shrimp, lump crabmeat, spinach, Portobello mushrooms, Colby Jack and Gruyère cheeses, topped with scallions and plated with a tasty homemade rémoulade sauce. I haven’t had an omelet this good in quite a while. Highly recommended.
 
On the Fresh Leaf portion of the menu, you will find unique salads such as the London Broil & Brie, the Lump Crab & Artichoke, and the Chicken Pear Berry. They also have Specialties such as Crawfish Étouffée, Creole Seafood Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Crawfish Pie, and Crab & Artichoke Bisque. A Charcuterie Plate is also available with Boars Head meat and cheeses. 
 
There is also a great selection of ten different gourmet sandwiches and wraps. On my visit, I tried the Roast Beef & Horseradish which came with perfectly cooked thick slices of London Broil, melted three pepper Colby Jack cheese, banana peppers, spring mix, and drizzled with a sweet horseradish on warm ciabatta bread. An impressive sandwich to say the least.
 
A visit to Le Café Beignet wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the soft, deep-fried square fritters covered with powdered sugar. With its perfectly crispy outside, yet fluffy interior, the old family recipe won’t disappoint. Order with a Le Café Beignet chicory coffee or refreshing hand crafted latte, and you will for sure be coming back for more. 
 
Le Cafe’ Beignet 124 Lameuse St
Biloxi, MS
(228) 207-0371
facebook.com/lecafebeignet
 
Chris Dearman