Cafe Dauphine Serves Up Local Flavor in Historic Holy CrossBy
When siblings Keisha Henry and Fred Henry Jr. and Fred’s wife, Tia Moore-Henry opened Cafe Dauphine in historic Holy Cross on June 30th, they brought something to the neighborhood that had long been missing: a sit-down restaurant with table service.
The three new restaurant owners have not only created a unique menu that combines south Louisiana classics with old family recipes; they’ve also renovated a charming 100-year-old building to house their business. As the area continues to bounce back from the damage it suffered during Hurricane Katrina, Cafe Dauphine’s success is a sign that Holy Cross is a neighborhood once again vital enough to support commercial activity.
Cafe Dauphine will serve as an anchor between two residential blocks, both of which contain multiple homes renovated by the PRC along with our partners the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Rebuilding Together, the State Office of Historic Preservation and Louisiana’s Office of Community Development. The residents of these nearby houses provide a customer base for the new restaurant. Our Holy Cross home renovations have saved historic houses, but they have also helped contribute to the revitalization of an entire neighborhood.
5229 Dauphine St, before and after:
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