A Taste of New Orleans In Historic Holy Cross
Located in the Lower 9th Ward
Lower Ninth Ward Natives Contribute to Areas Revitalization
The idea was conceived four years ago by siblings, Fred and Keisha Henry, and Tia, the wife of Fred. After enduring an abundance of hurdles and road blocks, on June 30, 2012 the trio finally opened the doors of Café Dauphine to the public. In an area still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the café will be a “breath of fresh air.” This business will give Lower Ninth Ward/Holy Cross residents a dining option within their own community, a luxury definitely lacking in the area. The restaurant will aid in stimulating the area's economy by offering jobs, thus fostering community pride and resilience.
Since the building’s structure is located in a National Historic District, little change was made to the exterior in an effort to maintain its historical character. However, the exterior was modernized with the application of stucco and the addition of six large windows which reveal panoramic views of old New Orleans architecture of surrounding homes. The inside, on the other hand, was totally remodeled and modernized featuring an open kitchen, intricate wood work, and custom built tables (all the craftsmanship of owner Fred Henry, Jr., whom also served as general contractor of the project).
The menu features Southern cuisine while the atmosphere vibes a casual chic ambiance. Some of the menu items include fried seafood fresh from the Gulf, salads served in crispy tortilla bowls, charbroiled burger, steaks, and Bar-B-Que ribs. Keisha and Tia have added their own signature dishes to the menu which include a Cajun-Asian fusion egg roll named the “Lizardi Roll” and the “Deep Fried Bell Pepper” which is stuffed with lump crabmeat and shrimp. The café also offers healthier alternatives like charbroiled chicken breast, grilled fish and grilled shrimp served with fresh steamed vegetables and salad. All fried foods are prepared in Trans Fat Free cooking oil.
“Our goal is to provide you with the same quality food, superior hospitality, and unique atmosphere that you’d expect to find in the more infamous locales of New Orleans notarized for their outstanding Southern cuisine and culturally rich surroundings. Even more important, we’re proud to offer great food prepared with love and passion!”
Cafe' Dauphine has something for everyone. But the pride and joy of the cafe' are the signature dishes which include: The Deep Fried Stuffed Bell Pepper and the Lizardi Rolls (a New Orleans twist to an Asian egg roll) -
Hours of Operation
We are now accepting reservations for small group gatherings! Let us prepare a custom menu of limitless possibility and enjoy the ambiance of Café Dauphine. Limited dates and times are available, so book your party as soon as possible. The owners and staff of Café Dauphine guarantee an event to remember! For more information or to book our venue, please inquire at 504-309-6391 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Café Dauphine is now available for catering!!!
While we do not have a standard catering menu, we are available to serve you. BAR AREA NOW OPEN!!!!!
CAFE' DAUPHINE SIGNATURE DRINK
"THE LEVEE BREECH"