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Lafayette Seafood and Cajun? Breakfast?

alkapal Jul 4, 2008 04:13 AM

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?

Thanks!

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  1. TigerAtty RE: alkapal Jul 4, 2008 02:09 PM

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

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      calliope RE: alkapal Jul 4, 2008 02:45 PM

      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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        Bigrayok RE: calliope Jul 6, 2008 10:18 PM

        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

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        bbares81 RE: alkapal Jul 7, 2008 06:53 AM

        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.

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