As a foodie from way back who also loves Louisiana-style home cooking, I was excited to explore KK’s Café on an early Sunday morning to sample the breakfast offerings. Because “breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all,” to quote KK’s website.
I was greeted by its owners, Lee and Wendy Oubre. Lee and Wendy both started working in the restaurant business at the early ages of 14 and 15 years old. They began their careers working for renowned chef and restauranteur, Alex Patout. They met one another at ages 19 and 20 and married three months later. Lee and Wendy have continuously worked in the restaurant business their entire careers, including at such well-known restaurants as Bennigan’s, Pete’s, Don’s Hut, and Charley G’s.
KK’s Café is the first restaurant that Lee and Wendy have independently owned and operated. They took over the restaurant location and name about two years ago. Along with their employees and family members, Lee and Wendy prepare and cook all the dishes.
“We are excited about our first restaurant,” said Wendy. “We cook all our food from scratch. This is a family restaurant. We love the Youngsville community and have been accepted very well.”
I decided to try the Monte Cristo Sandwich and the Biscuit Trio, which were both delicious! The Monte Cristo Sandwich was prepared with house-made French toast, ham, turkey, pepper jack cheese and Swiss cheese. It’s dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of jam and an egg (optional). Wendy shared that the Biscuit Trio is the signature breakfast dish and a best-seller. It consists of three biscuits – one biscuit with homemade sausage gravy, another with chicken, and another with boudin. The portion sizes are generous to say the least, so make sure to bring your appetite!
Visit KK’s Café to try their delicious food, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner — with special menus for Sunday barbecue and cheesecake, with over a dozen delectable combinations to satisfy even the most discriminating cheesecake connoisseur. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.