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Jul 4, 2008 04:13 AM

Lafayette Seafood and Cajun? Breakfast?

Mr. Alka is headed down to your fair neck of the woods for a business trip soon. He loves good seafood and cajun and creole food, soft shell crabs, andouille, shrimp etouffee and gumbo. Well, he just likes good food, and decent, friendly service. The atmosphere can range from casual to moderate and even upscale. But food quality definitely trumps atmosphere. He also enjoys a decent glass of wine....

What about good breakfast places, with locally made sausages?

Are some of the recommendations better for lunch or dinner?


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  1. The short drive over to Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge is worth it for both the experience and the food. Be prepared to drink, dance and eat. And that's at breakfast!

    1. Ate at Randol's in Lafayette, last week, for the first time in several years. It was fun to watch the Cajun dancing while dining. This is not a quite place, but it's a lot of fun.
      The seafood gumbo and crawfish bisque were outstanding. Also had a shimp app which was panko crusted shrimp in a cane syrup ginger sauce. The soft shell crab I had was the biggest, fattest crab I've ever had and fried well, not greasy at all as some are from time to time. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely return.

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      1. re: calliope

        I know some would disagree but I like PreJean's in Carencro north of Lafayette on I-49. For down home cooking I like T-Coons which has two locations in Lafayette.

        Bigray in Ok

      2. Cafe des Amis and Prejeans are both great places for breakfast. The former's zydeco brunch is a lot of fun....just went this saturday.