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Yay Beignet and Bistro is a charming and popular restaurant that brings the flavors of New Orleans to life. Nestled in the heart of a vibrant city, it captures the essence of the Big Easy with its warm ambiance, delicious cuisine, and friendly service.

Ethiopian Coffee

Harar coffee is often referred to as “Harrar” or “Harari” coffee, named after the city of Harar, which has been a hub for coffee trade for centuries. The region’s unique combination of high-altitude, fertile soil, and favorable climate contribute to the exceptional characteristics of its coffee beans

The coffee beans from Harar are typically harvested by hand, as is the case with most specialty coffees. The traditional method of processing used in Harar is called the “natural” or “dry” process. This process involves sun-drying the coffee cherries on raised beds or patios, allowing the fruit to dry around the beans, imparting distinct flavors.

Whether you’re craving a mouthwatering PO’BOY sandwich or a delightful breakfast dish, Yay Beignet and Bistro promises to deliver a flavorful experience with a touch of Southern charm.

Best Place

Delicious coffee, Convenient location in the Historic 4th Ward

Natural Coffee

Yay Beignet roasts its coffee in small batches to ensure freshness & flavor.

fast delivery

You can order Yay Beignet from the comfort of your own home or office.


Best quality

Friendly and welcoming staff,
Casual and relaxed atmosphere

online reservation

You can be sure that you will have a seat when you arrive at Yay Beignet.

free wifi

You can stay connected to the internet while you enjoy your food & drink.

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3 Beignets


6 Beignets


Signature Sauce


12 Beignets


Cajun Fish Grits


Cajun Fish and Biscuit


Vegan Po Boy


Chicken PO'BOY


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History Of Coffee

History Of Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopian coffee has a rich and storied history that dates back centuries. It is widely believed that coffee originated in Ethiopia, specifically in the region known as Kaffa, which is where the name “coffee” is derived from.
The legend of the discovery of coffee by an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi is well-known. According to the story, Kaldi noticed that his goats became lively and energetic after eating the red cherries from a certain tree. Intrigued, he tried the cherries himself and experienced a similar stimulating effect. Kaldi shared his discovery with the local monastery, and they began experimenting with the cherries, leading to the preparation of the first known cup of coffee.


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Rory Pulz
Rory Pulz
Really good food for an affordable price. Try the chicken po’ boy!
Kaydee Davis
Kaydee Davis
This is THE place to go for beignets! These beignets were light, airy and flavorful all while covered with enough powdered sugar to double dip! I haven’t had a beignet this good outside of Louisiana, ever! Next time you are at the Beltline / Krog Street, please stop by and support this Black Owned business. The food was fresh…the mango tea was refreshing and the service was quick.
Jen Jus Jen
Jen Jus Jen
Yay Beignet is such a vibe! They have perfected the recipe for fried catfish. The catfish and grits were the perfect combination of creamy and crispy. The biscuits are everything you need; flaky, moist, and a perfect companion for the fish. The beignet bites were amazing in both the chocolate sauce and the cinnamon sauce. Last but most important, the people were nice. Good customer service is hard to come by and Yay Beignet’s staff understands the assignment. I can’t wait to visit again!
Victoria Parker
Victoria Parker
It's a matter of preference. Neither of us liked our coffee (espresso & ice coffee, both black) and we ended up tossing them. Beignet bites we doughy. There was 1 or 2 in the bunch that were light and fluffy.
Michelle B
Michelle B
Rebel Rose welcomes everyone with a bright smile on top of fresh homemade, delicious, melt in your mouth beignets. Highly recommend!
courtney fuller
courtney fuller
this food is so goooddd im crying ❤️❤️❤️
Paula Martinez-Feduchi
Paula Martinez-Feduchi
The beignets are very good and made fresh right in front of you. However I can't recommend the coffee, it's all premade drip in a thermos, and the resulting drink is very weak & watery.
Begneits are good but man I can’t stand in this place for more than 5 min without coughing from the fryer air.



Yay Beignet serves up the best Beignets this side of the Mighty Mississippi, paired perfectly with Ethiopia’s Finest Gourmet Coffee.
Make sure to check out our Signature Dippin Sauces to enhance your Beignet experience.

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opening times

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Monday Closed

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