La Vie En Rose Café finds a brand new dwelling within the Decrease Backyard District

La Vie En Rose Caféa espresso store that honors each innovation and Creole custom, has moved to the Decrease Backyard District.

The store has moved from the neon museum at 1618 Oretha Fort Haley Blvd. to a brand new location at 1420 Annunciation St. Its mushy opening will likely be Monday (Feb. 14), in time for Valentine’s Day and the guts of the Carnival season.

Proprietor Kirby Jones initially opened La Vie En Rose Café as a motorcycle café pop-up at Martin’s Wine Cellar. From there, her enterprise grew, and he or she moved the café into the Modern Arts Middle till Covid compelled her to shut these doorways final March.

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Kirby Jones

A lifelong New Orleans, Jones’ Creole household has been in New Orleans for over 300 years, and he or she grew up with espresso as part of her tradition.

In June 2021, she instructed Uptown Messenger: “My grandmother used to make espresso with numerous cream and sugar, and we’d dip Bunny Bread in it once we had been as younger as two. Espresso is deep-rooted within the Creole tradition, and it is all the time been part of my household.”

Jones is worked up about her café’s new spot on Annunciation and mentioned that whereas she beloved the neighborhood of her former location, the museum area wasn’t an ideal match.

“The neighborhood help on OC Haley was wonderful, however due to the path during which we’re shifting, we actually wanted to be in our personal area,” she mentioned.

The café’s new location was previously a PJ’s Espresso, and Jones mentioned that being in a former espresso store fits her wants.

“It is such an incredible area,” she mentioned. “It is the right setting and the within was precisely what we would have liked. It offers us the chance to offer the entire providers that we’ve envisioned for therefore lengthy.”

At La Vie En Rose Café, Jones has a full menu of specialty drinks such because the café’s signature drink, Rose Chilly Brew, made with rose cane syrup; a S’extra Latte, and a Salted Caramel Latte. The café additionally serves tea and kombucha from a neighborhood brewer, Succotash Ferments.

La Vie En Rose Café gives pastries from native distributors in addition to Jones’ personal king desserts, which are available in each a candy and savory possibility, can be found for pre-order through the Carnival season.

La Vie En Rose photograph

Don Creole (Crawfish king cake)

The candy possibility, the Rose Queen Cake, is supposed to be loved with the café’s Rose Chilly Brew or La Vie En Rose Latte. It is made with rose cane syrup infused right into a puff tart pastry. The savory king cake, referred to as Don Creole, is made with Louisiana crawfish, cheese, herbs, seasonings and spices.

Jones created the Don Creole king cake in honor of Arthur Humphries on the World Well-known N’awlins Cafe & Spice Emporium on the French Market.

Jones’ king desserts are featured in Matt Haines’ The Massive E-book of King Cake, and he or she was just lately interviewed for a section on CBS Sunday Morning about her characteristic within the ebook. The piece will air on Feb. 27.

Throughout La Vie En Rose Café’s mushy opening hours will likely be Monday via Friday, from 7:30 am to 4 pm The store’s hours will later lengthen to 7 am to 4 pm, seven days every week.

La Vie En Rose photograph

S’extra Latte

La Vie En Rose Café
1420 Annunciation St.
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