Fargo Foodie | Cajun Cafe

MATAYA ARMSTRONG | THE SPECTRUM Cajun Café, a family restaurant in south Fargo, serves signature lunch and dinner options but specializes in breakfast and sweet potato pancakes.
MATAYA ARMSTRONG | THE SPECTRUM
Cajun Café, a family restaurant in south Fargo, serves signature lunch and dinner options but specializes in breakfast and sweet potato pancakes.

Hidden behind a bank and a liquor store lies a breakfast restaurant that some never knew existed. As far as good, homemade breakfast goes, Fargo seems barren. Cajun Café can fill that hole in anyone’s life.

Located on 25th Street South right off of University, Cajun Café is in a part of Fargo not many NDSU students necessarily visit, but it’s not too far for a good meal.

“Since we’re out off the beaten path, we don’t get random people stumbling in like you would out by the mall, but rather people that are seeking out our restaurant,” Cajun Café employee Rose Cotton said.

Cajun Café doesn’t sound breakfast-y; however, the beauty is in the mystery. While they do have fabulous Cajun dishes, such as their Cajun-seasoned omelets and lunch entrees, they also have something not many other places have to offer — sweet potato pancakes.

Most diners in this town smother their omelets and pancakes in gallons of gravy and syrup, but Cajun Café’s sweet potato pancakes are moist and delicious on their own. They only need a drizzle of simple syrup.

Their breakfast menu is extensive, with all the classics like hash browns, regular and sweet potato pancakes, sausage and everything else one would find at any diner. Cotton recommends trying one of the omelets, though, as regulars rave over them.

One of their signature lunch or dinner options is the etoufee, which is rice with dark red sauce with onions, peppers and choice of protein. Cotton prefers the seafood etoufee, which includes shrimp and catfish.

The layout of the restaurant is sort of like a living room with two levels and carpeted floors. It’s the perfect environment for a nice breakfast that feels like a Sunday morning at home.

“We have a good fan base. We are locally owned and run, not a chain by any means, and the owners work here,” Cotton said.

 

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