In New Orleans, at least for a non-local, it just isn't possible to start the day without beignets. And as many times as I have been over the years, I've never considered going anywhere other than Cafe du Monde. But this time, after a late night at my sister's rehearsal dinner, we weren't keen on the idea of the crowds that Cafe du Monde draws. I happened to see that Cafe Beignet was just around the corner from our hotel, on Royal Street. The reviews touted it as far better than Cafe du Monde, so we decided to give it a shot.
And I'm never going anywhere else for beignets ever again! Not only were the beignets awesome, but the real food breakfast menu (eggs, meats, fruit) was a hit with my husband. AND THEY HAVE COFFEE! Actual, strong, life giving, drip coffee. Not the watery chicory swill du Monde slings.
But the best part was the courtyard. A sweet little Parisian bistro style courtyard, right on the street, with the most glorious morning light. I would have been happy to photograph my way thru breakfast rather than eat, but my husband gets totally embarrassed and annoyed by my obsession with photographing. He was convinced that everyone else in front of my lens was outrageously irritated by my giant camera pointed in their general direction. To which I told him (loudly, in case anyone actually was irritated) that everyone in the background is blurred out. It's called bokeh and my iPhone, while far less conspicuous, would capture innocent bystanders in FAR greater detail.
Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design.
Photo Credit: Indie Pearl Photography