It’s in a small little brick building with a green roof; and also pretty easy to miss. Just look for the sign that says “Bebettes”.
It’s right next door to Mattress Firm; so if you’re looking to score a sweet mattress too, you can kill two birds with one stone. Or, if you like to nap during your food coma, you can always pretend like your in the market for a new mattress and take a mini sleep over at Mattress Firm. Parking is a snap- there are a few spots out front, plus more in the back. The inside is cute and fresh. The floor is lightly dusted in powdered sugar- don’t be alarmed; this is totally normal of a traditional beignet place.
They’ve got like a million types of coffee from “pecan praline” to “saints special dark” making for a perfect pairing with your non doughnuts.
There are four types of beignets; and you get three per order. Um, they even have “churro” beignets (viva Mexico!) The lady at the counter was super nice; and suggested I go with the “classic” beignets (as I told her I had never had them before).
Give yourself a few extra minutes to dine, they cook them fresh and it takes about five to ten minutes. The inside of the building smells like fresh cooking dough; which builds up the anticipation of your beignets that are about to be delivered to your table. They have children’s toys and board games inside; so if you have kids- it’s a great way to keep them entertained. If you’re more of a dog person, like me- just play the “don’t look and they won’t see you game” if a child that is playing with one of those said board games happens to glance your direction, and eat your beignets in peace. The beignets are COVERED in powdered sugar, and fucking delicious.
The classic beignets reminded me of the fried dough my Italian grandmother used to make when I was little. These, also, are not your run of the mill fried dough squares (or beignets -as we would call them in the south). They weren’t too greasy, so you don’t feel super fucking gross after eating them- like you’ve just left the county fair and still have carnie cooking oil all over you. If you’re a delicate little flower; you may want to ask for “light” powdered sugar, you *will* get it all over your face, on your pants, shirt, possibly even in your handbag. The nice lady working there brought a pile of napkins; she must have sensed that I (clearly) would need them. They have cute, comfy looking T-shirt’s for sale; but I didn’t buy one (I can only wear black; I sweat a lot and get horrible pit stains if I wear light colors). The helpful lady behind the counter gave me specific instructions on how to re heat my beignets- (yum!!) And, when I asked her what to do with my trash & leftovers- she told me that they compost (super fucking cool), and that she would take it for me. They use recylcle to go cups too, yay!! Bring a friend and have a beignet eating contest; call it “bitches vs. beignets”. I give Bebettes Cafe two thumbs up.
Tip; don’t wear lipstick while eating beignets - you will legit eat all of it while licking the powdered sugar off your lips.