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Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee offers a New Orleans culinary experience with its primary focus on authentic hot beignets. This family-owned business emphasizes traditional preparation methods, bringing a piece of New Orleans culture to the city.

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Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee

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Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee is an extension of the popular Way Down Yonder New Orleans Restaurant on the South Side. This downtown shop specializes in beignets, both plain and fancy, plus coffee and a full breakfast menu.

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A family of entrepreneurs and New Orleans natives are bringing the spirit and culture of their city to downtown Columbus.

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First Look: Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee

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Building on the success of Way Down Yonder’s signature dessert, the cafe will offer traditional beignets along with amped up versions like Strawberry Crunch and Pecan Praline. Other breakfast dishes venture into the savory, with offerings like veggie quiche and shrimp & grits. Way Down Yonder will also feature a display case of additional desserts that will rotate daily.

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Take a first look inside Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee

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The Main Street spot–complete with a variety of New Orleans-inspired decor, Mardi Gras beads and more–looks and feels like it was plucked straight out of the Big Easy, and we’re all for it. We stopped by to grab a few photos of the new space. Just try not to get too hungry.

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Watch: Columbus Chef Yonder Miller prepares a king cake for Mardi Gras season

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Growing up in New Orleans, Chef Yonder Miller has fond memories of eating king cake, a traditional treat that is named for the three kings, or Three Wise Men, who brought gifts to Christ after his birth.

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Get This Delicious Traditional New Orleans Pastry Just In Time For Mardi Gras

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These unique, bread-like cakes have been a popular treat this time of year since the Middle Ages. The first king cakes were made in Europe to celebrate Catholic Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day (January 6). Centuries later, these cakes made their way to New Orleans via the French and they’ve become a staple ever since.

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Support our Black community all year round by patronizing Black-owned businesses. From one-of-a-kind coffee drinks to out-of-this-world beignets, custom home goods to high-quality healthcare -- there's a wide variety of places to shop and support.

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