Brenda’s French Soul Food is a Creole Diner in the Civic Center serving rich, flavorful food with French style and New Orleans soul. Chef-owner and New Orleans native Brenda Buenviaje shows diners her take on French Soul Food — cooking rooted in French technique and made soulful through Creole and Southern influence.
The Fried Shrimp Po' Boy. It is #79 on 7x7 Magazine's list of 100 Things To Try Before You Die.
"Order the beignet sampler to try an assortment of flavors!"
"Being a vegetarian, I've ordered the beignets, biscuits and pancakes. Everything was amazing. The biscuits melt in your mouth and the jam is some sort of peach/apple combination that makes your biscuit taste like pie."
"The crawfish beignets are the best!"
Drawing on craft honed in French and Creole kitchens of New Orleans and San Francisco, Brenda serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner with flavors that are at once bold and nuanced, uncomplicated and refined, gourmet, and down-home.
On the menu at Brenda’s you will find some traditional French and Creole fare as well as a few unique items like our signature stuffed beignets (fried doughnuts) and Sweet Watermelon Tea. What you will not find is anything bland or under-seasoned.