Top Choice Breakfast in Lafayette

French Press

This French Cajun hybrid is one of the best culinary things going in Lafayette. Breakfast is mind-blowing, with a sinful Cajun Benedict (boudin instead of ham), cheddar grits (that will kill you dead) and organic gr…
Diner in Lafayette


This family-owned joint serves Cajun diner fare, finally bringing gumbo for lunch and pancakes for breakfast into one glorious culinary marriage. It's especially fun on Wednesday mornings, when a French-speaking tab…
Cajun in Breaux Bridge

Poche's Cajun Restaurant

You'll be sweating Cajun cuisine when they roll you out of Poche's, and we mean all that in a good way. Feast on a menu full of daily specials – smothered pork chops, crawfish étouffée (a kind of stewed crawfish ove…
Southern US in Lafayette

Social Southern Table

The hip culinary crowd out in Acadiana pack into Social to feast on fried chicken 'n' biscuits, wild mushroom flatbreads, and local vegetables drenched in curry, among other delights. This isn't the first restaurant…
Cajun in Lafayette

Johnson's Boucanière

This resurrected, 70-year-old smoker business turns out detour-worthy boudin (Cajun-style pork-and-rice sausage) and an unstoppable smoked-pork-brisket sandwich topped with smoked sausage.
Bakery in The Bayou


For a quick but satisfying snack between Morgan City and New Iberia, swing off Hwy 90 at Jeanerette and drive though the small downtown to LeJeune’s. If the red light is on that means it still has French bread avail…
Cajun in Lafayette

Blue Dog Cafe

Make reservations if you hope to enjoy the live jazz and Cajun music brunch; on any given Sunday, the line stretches out the door by 10:30am. Enjoy bayou bisque with seafood, crawfish étouffée over rice, pork grilla…
Mexican in Lafayette

Taco Sisters

Opened by Molly and Katy Richard, the namesake sisters, this mango-colored taco shack serves juicy tacos and burritos with a Cajun kick. Everything’s house-made and fresh, from the smoked fish to the marinated chick…
Southern US in The Bayou

Rita Mae’s Kitchen

Rita Mae’s comes recommended up, down and around the bayou. This little cottage near the Hwy 90 overpass serves up comfort food like grandma used to make, but maybe just a little bit better. Come for omelets in the …
Cajun in Thibodaux


Fremin's is one of the great granddaddies of high-end, classic Cajun cuisine. The menu doesn't change much, and while there are some items that could use an update, overall this is a solid menu. Case in point: soft-…