We chose a table that was right near the window and we could see the beautiful Lake Peigner and Views of the Garden, which is surrounded by beautiful Oak Trees. A cute and quaint cottage.
My step daughter chose the Club Sandwich. The Club sandwich included your traditional toppings, Ham, Turkey, Bacon and Cheese with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Served with chips and a pickle. She said it was good, but nothing stood out about it. Just a normal sandwich.
Baby girl decided on the Boston Ham Melt. Which is a Ham and Cheese sandwich dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese. She loved the taste of the sandwich, but the bread was hard. The Panini sandwich was too hard. The cooked it too long. But the portion size was good. She eventually just separated the sandwich and ate the meat and cheese.
I chose the Weezie’s Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. The gumbo was pretty good, but lacked salt. A perfect portion size and a touch of Louisiana for the visitors passing through. The gumbo was loaded with meat; Boneless chicken breast, smoked sausage, pork sausage, andouille and tasso. I would have liked to see a little potato salad on the side with the dish or as an option. But it was good.
Cafe Jefferson also offers an extensive Dessert Menu with options like Tiramisu, Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie, Bread pudding, just to name a few. I did not have Dessert that day. Which I know may come as a surprise especially since I love dessert. But I passed. Lol.
The food is reasonably priced for the portion size. There was no kids menu, so if you have multiple children, they could share a plate.
Cafe Jefferson is located in Rip Van Winkle Gardens at 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560.