When you’ve got five kids at home, making birthday cakes becomes part of your regular routine. But it wasn’t before too many birthdays had passed that Cherie Berget’s cakes started gaining the attention of her friends and family, and soon enough, Nola Belles was in business creating custom decorated cakes. Now serving the area for more than eight years, Berget has tackled everything from elegantly tiered cakes for weddings to colorful fondant-topped desserts for a child’s birthday. Underneath the layers of customized decorations lies a base of fluffy cake in a range of flavors. While clients love the fresh flavor of her cream de mint cake or her creamy coconut sponge cake filled with coconut pastry cream, her signature dessert is a white almond cake filled with fresh strawberries and topped with layers of vanilla buttercream and chocolate-dipped strawberries. She can pare down the sizes of her cakes to create dozens of cupcakes, or create cakes using cookies for a fun alternative celebration centerpiece.
Aromas of zesty gumbos and hearty po' boys fill the air at Kid Creole by the Tracks, where diners nosh on Cajun-style cooking indoors or out. The kitchen stuffs the french rolls of its nearly 20 kinds of po' boy sandwiches with ingredients including catfish, smoked sausage, and chicken fajitas. Half-pound burgers, salads, and shrimp, oyster, and chicken-tender entrees round out the menu.
A snackery and gelateria in Old Metairie featuring 24 flavors of homemade artisan gelato and sorbetto made with fresh ingredients and produce from local dairies and farms. We also have fresh baked goods, candies, chocolates, gifts and much more!
Orders from around the world inundate chefs at Frances' Bakery, who bake their fresh goods daily from recipes that have delighted taste buds and kept lonely recipe cards company for almost a century. The shop's rich custom espresso drinks pair with freshly filled cannolis, dainty chocolate éclairs, and sugar-free desserts. Thick Sicilian-style focaccia bread, topped with a blend of spinach, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes, adds a unique spin to the pizza concept, and traditional New Orleans muffuletta piles layers of baked ham, salami, cheese and olives upon a hefty round of italian bread.
A quaint coffee shop and deli, The Breakroom Cafe specializes in traditional breakfast fare, deli sandwiches, pastries, and gourmet coffee drinks. Ease out of a peaceful slumber with the vanilla belgian waffle, dusted with powdered sugar, whipped butter, and maple syrup ($4.95), or fill tired tummies with a hearty portion of biscuits and gravy ($3.95). The Southwest omelet, not unlike a bedside mariachi band, offers a spicy wake-up call with its tasty blend of ham, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and salsa ($5.25). Midday munchers can chow on a savory selection of po’ boys, wraps, salads, or deli sandwiches, including Danno’s italian ($7.50) or chicken cordon bleu ($7.25).