This past weekend, I had the pleasure of dining three separate times at Sevendipity Cafe in Shreveport, LA. This cozy little eatery is located at the corner of Kings Highway & Creswell Avenue in the Historic Highland district, which is my stomping grounds.
For a brief history about Sevendipity. check out this link to their website’s About page. Their story is very heart-warming; couple Scott Roebuck and Lizz Bowen had a dream to make & serve delicious food, all the while supporting themselves and their seven children. The title of the cafe comes from a cross between the number in their family (seven) and serendipity, which means “happy accident.” They enjoyed a stint in Downtown Shreveport, but because of various issues, decided to buy the building they are currently in, which used to be Columbia Cafe.
I had my first meal during dinner on Friday evening, while socializing with some of the lively folks with SBC Bike Social, who had just finished up their Friday night ride. The atmosphere was friendly, cozy & very inviting. Our waiter, Christian, took very good care of everyone at our table & made sure we had everything we wanted.
One thing you must know about me is that I will not eat a sandwich when I dine out unless it is something really special. My thinking is, “why would I eat something I can easily make at home?” From watching Sevendipity’s promo spot on You Tube, I already knew that they make their own bread from scratch, so I was excited about that. When I read the description of the Cucumber Sandwich, my mouth started watering thinking about fresh, sliced cucumber, pickled red onion, tomato, feta cheese & Greek-style cucumber sauce. (see the lunch/dinner menu here) I decided to go ahead and get a Caesar side salad, since I try to eat healthy when I can.
My meal came out in a very timely manner, and it looked just gorgeous on the plate.
I paired it with a Great Raft beer, which is locally brewed & served at Sevendipity. Believe it or not, this was a pretty nice combo. Although I’m not much of a drinker, a good small-batch beer is never really something I regret putting into my belly. My first bite of the sandwich was a memorable experience. There was so much fresh-cucumbery-goodness (yes, I just invented that phrase) that I decided to eat half & take the rest home with me, to enjoy later. The flavor of the thicky-sliced cucumber & feta cheese combined perfectly with the other ingredients to make each bite more mouth-watering than the last. The bread was soft, fresh & just as you might think: delicious. The side Caesar salad was very tasty; they make their own Casear dressing in-house & you can really tell by the bold, fresh flavors.
After I finished my meal, I asked what was on the dessert menu. The only sweet treat offered is the legendary “Steve” and sadly, they had already ran out for the day. I was assured that I would have one waiting for me if I returned the next morning for breakfast. So of course, I did just that.
Now, when you first look at the Steve, you might be reminded of another dessert that some other restaurant has, that goes by something-that-must-not-be-named, due to copyright reasons. It’s what you might call a cross between a croissant and a donut. This buttery, flaky delight has just the right amount of sweet icing, topped offwith salty bacon crumbles to really balance it all out. I don’t really care what it’s called, all I know is that the cooks & chefs at Sevendipity have some serious skill in the kitchen. The Steve is not the only proof of that.
I headed to the YMCA after conquering Steve, with leftovers to share with my teenage sons. I decided to workout & came back later for lunch with a friend. I ordered the Thai Beef Salad and my friend had the King Club. Needless to say, we both cleaned our plates, not caring about the uncomfortable feeling of being full that goes along with really enjoying your meal. We also tried the cucumber & lemon infused water that the cafe offers; I enjoyed it myself, but we all know how I feel about the yumminess of cucumbers.
All in all, Sevedipity Cafe is a wonderful place to have a meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you just can’t go wrong. I know I will be returning; I think I’m hooked on that cucumber sandwich.
I recommend Sevendipity to anyone who likes good food that is hearty, freshly-made & makes you feel happy when you eat it.
Check out their website here, where you can view the menu, hours, location & more.
Thanks to all of the cooks, chefs & waitstaff for making my dining experiences very enjoyable. I’ll be back!