Deep Ellum will get a pint-sized dose of New Orleans culture this month with the arrival of bakery Le Bon Temps, reports CultureMap Dallas.
The small 600-square-foot setup (2932 Main Street) reflects its compact menu consisting of two types of beignets, coffee, and ice cream, notes Culture Map.
The bakery comes from Eric Khozindar, a New Orleans native who saw a void of big beignet options in Dallas. Some local eateries like like Cajun Crawfish serve them, but none headline their menu with the sweet treat.
Along with a classic inspired by the iconic beignets at New Orleans’s Cafe du Monde, he calls his “Le Beignet” variety “a little flakier — a little more ‘croissant-y.’ It takes much longer to make. The proofing time is three days long.”
Caffeinated concoctions native to New Orleans, like chicory coffee and a café au lait, will also be made — but with local beans from White Rock Coffee. The Sweet House is supplying six flavors of ice cream, like pecan-praline, bananas foster, creole cream cheese, lemon icebox, and king cake as an ode to Mardi Gras.
Design nods to the French Quarter include plaster and subway tiling framed with blue grout and a glass facade scribbled with the word “Beignets”.
Beignet fans will be able to get their fix late, as they do at Cafe du Monde. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday to Wednesday, and until 3 a.m. on Thursdays to Saturdays.