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.
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.
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!
8 am - Noon
Ormond Plantation in Destrehan
3:30 - 7:30 PM
3rd Tuesday of Every Month
3:30 - 7:30 PM
On Metairie Rd. - Across the Street From Cafe B.
In Algiers Point
323 Verret St.
New Orleans, LA 70114
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 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 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.