Big News from Brenda's: They're Opening a New Café (Libby Jane Café) on Polk St.


The future home of Brenda’s newest café. Photo courtesy Brenda Buenviaje.

Brenda Buenviaje writes in with some great news: she and wife/business partner Libby Truesdell are opening a new café on Polk Street, just two doors down from the current ~BRENDA’S FRENCH SOUL FOOD~. Her blog mentions that it will be called ~LIBBY JANE CAFÉ~ after Libby (awwww).

Anyone who comes to Brenda’s for brunch on the weekend knows there’s always a wait. Well, now you’ll be able to pick up some coffee (including chicory coffee, of course) and espresso drinks from Ritual while you’re standing around, and you can also snag one of her famous biscuits if you’re really hangry. There will also be takeaway sandwiches, soups (hello, gumbo), and some canned items as well, like their jams and watermelon pickles. There’s going to be a short counter inside with room for six to eight, but otherwise it’s a grab-and-go kind of place.

They are shooting for a midsummer opening. Since their po’boy shop in lower Fillmore has hit some delays, this project will likely open before that one. Hours will be Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm. 644 Polk St. at Eddy.