What Makes us Different


At La Petite Sophie, we understand what it takes to make truly unique and sensational artisanal pastries just like you find in the best Patisseries throughout Europe.

A Sense of Place

Striving to keep our roots firmly planted in the Crescent City, we keep a strong New Orleans flair to our product & constantly search out excellent local ingredients that inspire us to create new pastries. 

Our Vision

Come experience our version of a Modern European Patisserie like those that we fell in love with across the pond. Help us make this humble Shop a local landmark!  


Kouign Amann

Contact Us

Our customers are the best part of our day! Please call us with any questions, or come in for a visit.

La Petite Sophie

9047 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123, United States

(504) 667-3472

Business Hours

* Or till we sell out

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Where Else to Find Us

German Coast Farmers Market

Every Saturday 

8 am - Noon

Ormond Plantation in Destrehan

Metry Market

Most Wednesdays

3:30 - 7:30 PM

Laferniere Park

Farmer Arts Market of Metairie

3rd Tuesday of Every Month

3:30 - 7:30 PM

On Metairie Rd. - Across the Street From Cafe B.

One Stone Coffee

In Algiers Point

323 Verret St.

New Orleans, LA 70114

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Click on the Bow Tie & Have Pastries Delivered to You

Now you don’t have to even leave home to get awesome French pastries!!!

Our Story

The Becnels

Their first child is Sophie (6) and like the name says is very tiny. After naming their first venture after Sophie, there is the non spoken pressure to follow suit with the namesake of their second daughter Amelie (4). Of course they would like what they do to reflect two of their biggest loves in life, their sweet little girls and making pastries.

The Becnels aim to carve out their own slice of the New Orleans food scene; with combining those two loves.  Doing so by providing unique modernized versions of classic New Orleans pastries and some other regional gems from different parts of Europe.

Jeff Becnel

Jeff Becnel attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY & has worked at The French Laundry in Napa Valley, California, Guy Savoy in Las Vegas, The Capital Hotel in London, England (under Chef Eric Chavot), Maestro, Tyson’s Corner, VA (under Chef Fabbio Trabocchi), & The Spielweg Romantik Hotel in the Black Forest, Germany; In New Orleans at Comander’s Palace, Restaurant Stella, 7 on Fulton (under Chef Michael Sichel), & Restaurant Luke (under Chef John Besh). 

Lya Becnel

Lya Becnel attended Le Cordon Bleu London & worked at Windows on the World, Wiltons, & The Capital Hotel in London, England; Tompkins Square Bakery, in NYC; The Grand America Hotel and Fresco Italian Cafe in Salt Lake City, UT; The Spielweg Romantik Hotel in the Black Forest, Germany.

Be in the Know!


Tom Fitzmorris


With guest host Ally Loftin 



Best King Cakes of 2018:


 New Orleans’ Top Bakeries: 2018:  


  Kosher Eats in the Big Easy: 


Best Chocolate Croissant New Orleans 2018

The Times Picayune


Pastry Offerings:

The Times Picayune


Daughter's Shoe Inspired Pastry at La Petite Sophie:

Fox 8 News

 ​July 26, 2013

Fox 8 New Orleans Noon Show: 



New Pastry Venture Nears It's Smeltastic Kickstarter Goal



Sucessful Kickstarter Project