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Top cafe recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“This place has been around for about 25 or so years! Great food and atmosphere. They display a lot of local artists works on their walls. They serve lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. I recommend their Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and grits or Chicken & Waffles if you are going to brunch. The Monte Cristo Sandwich is fantastic for lunch and you can't go wrong with any of their entrees for dinner! This restaurant is located in the historic Downtown District as well. Save room for dessert and walk down to Boombox for a frozen treat!!! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“coffee is best in LC! also, large hot tea selection, light lunch items-always fresh, and chilllax atmosphere - always check daily hours as they are locally owned and close as various times each day!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Cotten's is a Lake Charles staple. It's a diner, so that's the kind of food you can expect to get here, but it's good and reasonably priced.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“They have great home-made Southern-style plate lunches, dinners, burgers, New Orleans style poboys, gumbo and much much more! Try one of their redfish entrees for dinner!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“If you're looking for a small diner to have breakfast, this is a great option. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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“Super close. One of my favorite lunch places. They have a drive thru which rocks. Super fresh food....it is a chain but in my opinion a very good one.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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Coffee Shop
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Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“This little shop belongs to my friend, Liz Fuselier. She believes creating great food is all about trying new things, experimenting and transforming a dish into your own savory creation. Sassy Oil & Vinegar olive oils are imported from the best olive regions around the world and flavor-infused to the very last drop. The balsamic vinegars are imported from Modena, Italy and aged for 12-18 years for optimum flavor. Their products are literally made to order so you can be assured they are as fresh as they can be. She continuously renew and rotate her oil and vinegar inventory to provide clients the freshest products possible. Stop by her shop located on the McNeese campus inside the beautiful S.E.E.D. Center. ”
  • 1 local recommends