Friday, July 11, 2014

best beignets in the city

if the title of this post caught your attention,
you and i would get along well. after all -- 
who doesn't like beignets, and who doesn't 
want to know the best place to get them?

i'll tell you the best place...that's what i'm
here for. brenda's french soul food is the place.
their space, their food, their live jazz music,
this is where you go for weekend brunch and
beignets. don't believe me? take a look...

^^ in love with both this mirror 
wall & with my brunch date
( @welltraveledwife)

^^ what is better than live music
while you have brunch?

^^ i took one look at the specials board
and knew i had to get the sweet potato
pancakes with warm butter pecan sauce..
it just felt right. // also here is what our table 
looks like when doing a restaurant feature...

^^ we had to sample the different beignets, 
so here we have the plain, the chocolate,
and the granny smith apple. loved them all.
the plain are good for an appetizer, and the
chocolate is more of a decadent dessert.

^^ on to the eggs benedict. number one, those
biscuits beat any english muffin any day.
they are out of this world. secondly, we really
went southern style and had brenda's famous
fried chicken instead of traditional ham.
such a delicious + unique eggs benny, loved it!

 ^^those sweet potato pancakes
spoke to my soul. haha, seriously
they were my favorite. i am borderline
obsessed with sweet potatoes, so put
them in pancakes? yes please!

^^ my southern boy loved the
cheesy grits on the side

^^ saved some beignets for dessert!

^^ all in all, the combination of french soul and southern
charm won us over. after all, i lived in france & chase
lived in the this place was made for us!

be sure to go hungry when you eat 
at brenda's...and tell me what you think!


ps.i just made a new little
instagram just for the blog..
so along with @emi, you can
also follow @welltraveledwife
if you'd like! cheers to friday!


  1. Are the beignets like NOLA good? I can't seem to find any as good as Cafe Du Monde. Love your pictures!

    1. okay i'm so sad to say i've NEVER been to NOLA! it's at the top of the list! i don't know why i haven't made it there! so, can't vouch for cafe du monde status but i was in heaven with these!


  2. aahhh all of your posts recently about delicious food is reallly making me want to come out to s.f. asap! maybe i'll find a way so that i can try all of your suggestions! haha

  3. What a fun place to discover. I love the mirrors on the walls and the food looks fantastic. Your photography enhances all of it.

  4. Oh...forgot to mention that the sweet potato pancakes are a must to try. Please send a recipe you find.

    1. i know...i need to sweet talk the chef to give me that recipe so we can make it!!!!!

  5. Everything looks amazing! I'm also sweet potato obsessed and those pancakes look delish!

  6. jazz while eating!!! what's better! what city is this in? I need to add it to my list of places to go some day!
    the little diary

  7. Hi! You were my favourite blogger for the month of June!
    If you'd like to read my June Favourite post you can read it over at

    1. just seeing this, so sweet! thank you! i loved all the things on your "favorites" post! Xoxo

  8. Oh my goodness! I've been craving Beignets for so long. I might have to have the hubby take me here for breakfast tomorrow morning.

  9. Holy Smokes! Wish I had known about Brenda's when I was living in the Bay Area!! I'm going to have to go back and visit just for that Fried Chicken Benedict!! YUM!!

  10. Ummm...would you hate me if I said I don't know what a beignet is? I've never seen or heard of it. I promise though that the next time I am in the States, I will find one and try it. :)

    1. haha, no -- it just makes me happy for you that you get to discover the goodness! they are basically french doughnuts, but really thick and heavenly. you have to try! XO

  11. Those pancakes almost cause me physical pain to see. MUST HAVE.

  12. What a fun place!! Did Chase serve his mission in the south?

    1. yes, in alabama! the south stole his heart :)

  13. I meant to stop here on my last trip to SF! Oh well, just another excuse to go back... those beignets looks to die for!


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