Honore’s Cajun Cafe offers an authentic taste of Louisiana

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Brook Honoré always intended to open a restaurant; it was only a matter of when.

“I knew at some point – I didn’t know when – I knew at some point God was going to give me the opportunity to do this,” he said.

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Brook brought his love of Cajun cooking and family recipes to Texas. The Manvel building in which Honoré’s Cajun cafe is located was built in 1997 and was originally StoneCo Inc. In 2018 he decided to move his stone business, convert the building into a restaurant and follow his passion.

The recipes are Louisiana favorites. Crawfish are shipped fresh from Louisiana, and platters, such as the Hackberry Special Platter, allow customers to choose dishes from oysters, alligator and catfish. Some of them, like pepper pudding balls, are a family recipe with a twist, Brook said.

His son, Brook Honore Jr., is not yet sure whether to join the family business. But his wife of 30 years, Sherry Honore, had no such qualms.

“She is my rock. None of this could be done without her,” Brook said, pointing to his restaurant. “From the front, from the back, behind the scenes, and even just to keep us sane. She regulates everything.

Family values ​​and the responsibility to care for each other are deeply embedded in Honoré’s psyche. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brook made a point of watching his crew.

“We were very lucky to be able to go a little deeper into our pockets and make sure they had a check,” Brook said.

The staff and patrons of Honore’s Cajun Cafe are of various races and ages. Brook said the only things that matter to him are punctuality and a good work ethic, not some arbitrary label.

“Everybody is having dinner with us,” he said.

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