This place does not present itself in the same glam manner as its neighbor (and primary competition) Sucre, but their product is by far the best of their dessert niche. They make all of their gelato from scratch (that is, without a 'base' - have you ever been to an ice cream shop and while all the flavors taste different, there's something that they all have in common? usually a light vanilla flavor that most places just mix the flavors into so everything kinda tastes the same). As far as I know they are the only place in New Orleans that does not use a base as a shortcut. Their cookies, also homemade, are outstanding, decadent and fresh. They drizzle syrup on the oatmeal cookies at some point in the process. I don't much like oatmeal cookies, but they're outstanding. The espresso is of a notably higher quality than the local coffeeshops (ones I have loved for years) - i.e. CC's (close call) Rue, PJs (blows their espresso away). They use as much green technology and disposable products as possible. For the environmentally responsible, this is a pretty unique distinction. These people basically spend extra money to make sure their footprint is just a little smaller. Never had their actual food, but as well done as their coffee / dessert items are, I'm very willing to try it if I ever make it there during a proper meal time. In short, try this place. Not flashy like the place next door, but superior in the common services.
2220 Saint Charles AveNew Orleans, LA 70130
I had just recently purchased a birthday cake from Adrian's Bakery; and, the cake was phenomenal. My daughter's birthday party was held at the famous Creole Creamery. The employees there had also spoken highly of my daughter's cake. Last, year her father to picked Haydels Bakery the cake was beautifully done; but it failed taste wise, it was very dry and extremely hard to get rid of this cake. However, Adrian's Bakery had my entire guest including, the children asking for "seconds". I was elated that I had redeemed myself from last year's "woos”. The cake was very scrumptious and freshly prepared. The "Cake Decorator" was able to sit with me and discuss various cake art and etc. for my daughter's birthday. I give them "Five stars" for their superb customer service, their detailed cake art, and their “FRESHLY” prepared cakes.
Jenny, Our cake was just awesome. It did not have too much going on- it was the perfect amount of decorating for the size and it meshed well with our theme. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as we enjoyed eating it! :) On a serious note, we really appreciated your flexibility in working with our ideas. It is rare to find the right balance of taste and aesthetics. The cake itself truly was edible art. Some cakes are pretty but taste unpalatable – this was not the case here: several guest asked who made the cake because it was delicious. To sum it up, we are happy to have found you guys and if we are ever in need of confections, we would definitely do business with you again.