The Hive Market :: A Must Try In Grand Coteau, LA
Over the weekend, we went to visit my husband’s family and passed through the cute historic town of Grand Coteau, LA. Its just a few minutes north of Lafayette. I remembered a friend told me about a little cafe called The Hive Market and decided to take a detour since its very close the to I-10 exit. The Hive Market is known for their New Orleans style snoballs made with house made organic syrups and free from high fructose corn syrup and dyes. They use local farm fresh ingredients and carry unique products made by Louisiana makers.
I was very pleasantly surprised upon walking in. The building maintains that historic charm with beautiful wood detailing and an oversized arched door. There is a wall with a well curated selection of local goods including jewelry, food, cards, coffee, etc. and a refrigerator of local drinks and farm fresh foods. Their website has a list of where all the local ingredients come from. Inside there is plenty of comfy seating to enjoy your treats at, including a high chair for the littles. Outside there are extra tables and chairs on the porch and a ramp thats wheel chair accessible.
The hive theme continues in decor and throughout the menu in bee themed drinks, teas, pastries, sandwiches, wraps, and last but not least snoballs. While I enjoyed both the sweet potato cinnamon roll and the spiced bee(chai, espresso, and milk), the snoball I tried really stood out. This was definitely the best snoball I’ve ever had! Period. I chose the Hive Nectar, which is a mix of house made organic peach syrup, vanilla, and almond. The ice was the perfect consistency. There a lot of unique flavors on the menu. You can stuff yours with fun things like: Marshmallow Fluff, Buttermilk Cheesecake, Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, or Coconut Condensed Milk.
Here’s a few more flavors I want to go back and try:
Local blueberries, Almond, Vanilla
Fresh Local Figs, Cinnamon, Vanilla
Local Watermelon & Strawberry Syrup, Almond, Vanilla
Pure Orange & Lemon Extract