About this Business
From Our Editors
What started as a tragedy eventually became a chance at a new beginning for the owners of New Awlins Cafe. After Hurricane Katrina, the family of bakers that owned the café for more than 20 years found their business underwater, both literally and figuratively. So they decided to pack up and move to Austin, where they could share their sweet and savory New Orleans-style pies with a whole new crowd. Their specialty is the pecan pie, but their gooey blackberry pie and decadent cream cheese pie are also fan favorites. When it comes to their savory pies, they don't use run-of-the-mill vegetables and meats. Instead, they fill crusts with New Orleans staples such as crab, crawfish, and shrimp, and occasionally alligator, which tastes a lot like chicken according to most people and even better than chicken according to most farm-raised birds.