Whether you have a sweet tooth or enjoy fresh, artisan breads, it’s always nice to have a good bakery in your area. If you live in Lafayette, Louisiana, you’re spoiled for choice, as this city is home to many, top-quality bakeries. Here are a few examples.
1. Poupart Bakery Inc.
Poupart Bakery Inc. is an authentic French bakery that has been serving delectable French pastries, sweets, cakes, and fresh breads in Lafayette for more than 40 years. Founder Francois Poupart came to Louisiana in 1965 after working in Paris as a pastry chef and two years later opened the doors of Poupart Bakery Inc. According to locals who have been frequenting this little bakery for many decades, the Pouparts have consistently maintained the exceptional quality of both their service and baked goods.
On the menu is a variety of French treats like petit fours, macarons, French eclairs, beignets, and French butter cookies, as well as sweets and desserts from other regions, such as cannoli and baklava. In addition, they bake a variety of fresh breads daily, including ciabatta, sourdough, walnut bread, buckwheat, dinner rolls, and brioche, as well as delicious cakes.
2. Keller’s Bakery Downtown
The Keller family has been in the bakery business for centuries rather than decades. Victor Keller, who opened the original Keller’s Bakery in 1895 in Louisiana, came from a long line of bakers who immigrated from France to America in the late 1700s. In 1929, Victor’s grandson continued the family tradition by opening Keller’s Bakery Downtown in Lafayette, and today the bakery is still owned and run by the Kellers.
The loyal customer base that this bakery has garnered over the years is a testament to the quality baked goods that this bakery consistently provides. The pleasant venue, which is in a historic building in downtown Lafayette, features several display cases where patrons can view the delicious pastries, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes on offer. Choices include doughnuts, danishes, cinnamon rolls, cream puffs, eclairs, petit fours, macarons, ladyfingers, lemon bars, and much more. The bakery also sells “take & bake” goods, such as frozen pot pies and quiches that you can take home with you and bake when you wish.
3. Piece of Cake Lafayette
When you’re planning a special occasion, whether it’s a birthday, wedding, baby shower, or anniversary, Piece of Cake Lafayette should be your go-to bakery. This establishment specializes in baking beautiful, custom cakes that will make those special events even more memorable. Over the years, the professional team at this bakery has collected photos of all the cakes they have created in extensive albums, so that new clients can gather ideas.
You can either order a cake from their repertoire or create your own from their long list of available cake flavor and filling options. The establishment also offers tastings and consultations to help clients with the decision-making process. During a tasting, clients get to taste six of the most popular cake flavor and filling combinations, including chocolate cake with Oreo cream filling, fresh strawberry cake with Swiss meringue, and red velvet cake with cream cheese.
Whether you want a decadent sweet treat, freshly baked bread, or a cake for that special occasion, these top-quality bakeries in Lafayette will not disappoint.
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