A Visit to Louie's Cafe and Baton Rouge's Red Stick Farmer's Market

Peanut Butter and Peppers took a trip down South


The pecan pancakes at Louie's Cafe in Baton Rouge are big and delicious.

For full coverage and additional photos from the trip, click here. 

Welcome to day two in Baton Rouge!  This morning we got up bright and early, hopped on the Limo Bus provided by Riverside Limousines.  We had the nicest chauffeur, John!  He drove us all over the place!!  Poor guy!  A bunch of food bloggers looking for the next food destination to hit!!  John drove us to our first stop which was Louie’s Cafe.

Louie’s Cafe is a 24 hour cafe nestled at the North Gates of LSU. The restaurant was established in 1941 and has been a staple to LSU students and parent crowds. Louie’s Cafe serves up a menu that ranges from there famous 10 egg veggie omelet to hamburgers to catfish and even chicken fried steak.  What a great variety!!

Since it was breakfast time, I ordered the famous a 10 veggie egg white omelet with an english muffin on the side. It was amazing and fat in size! 10 veggies!! It has sprouts, celery, broccoli just to name a few. I never had sprouts and celery in an omelet, but it was really good and very filling!!  Yes, I would sooooo order it again!

Theresa from The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine ordered the Pecan Pancakes and she was kind enough to share. They were massive and amazing tasting!!!  Don’t they look good?  You know how much I love pancakes!!!  The tops of them were slightly crispy, which made them almost cookie like to me!

Theresa also ordered a side of cheesy potatoes. Crazy good! That was a heaping plate of potatoes. It was sad because they all didn’t get eaten. I could see them in a food challenge! How cool would that be?

The chefs at Louie’s Cafe were funny and comical. I felt kind of funny taking a picture of them, I’m kind of mad that I didn’t. But I did get a nice shot of the kitchen. We sat at the bar,which is one of my favorite places to sit at a restaurant. I know most people don’t like to sit near the kitchen, but I like it. It’s exciting and I like to watch the chefs cook. I learn new techniques and get ideas for meals.

After our very, very, very filling breakfast we headed to Red Sticks Farmers Market to check out the local produce, locally made desserts, treats, jams and honey.

The farmers market looks small but it’s not! Not only are there vendors outside selling all of there precious goods, but there is also an inside, set up like individual little stores. It was pretty cool!!

I found everyone in Baton Rouge to be so friendly and proud of there city. My Mom and I hit up the local honey stand to taste some sweet honey. It tastes amazing!!

One thing I ate at the Farmers Market was my very first sweet potato pie. Yes, I admit, I never had a sweet potato pie and I LOVE sweet potatoes!  I guess it’s because my family doesn’t care for sweet potatoes, so I don’t make it at home and was thrilled when I got the opportunity to try it. Oh my it is so good!! So good that it inspired me for today’s recipe. Here is a picture of the pie I ate.

Click here for a recipe that was inspired by the the sweet potato hand pie that I had at the Red Sticks Farmers Market.  

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