The Hive Market :: A Must Try In Grand Coteau, LA

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.

The Hive Market :: A Must Try In Grand Coteau, LA

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 Market :: A Must Try In Grand Coteau, LA

The Hive Market :: A Must Try In Grand Coteau, LA

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:

Berchman’s Blueberry

Local blueberries, Almond, Vanilla

Fig Cake

Fresh Local Figs, Cinnamon, Vanilla

Sacred Heart

Local Watermelon & Strawberry Syrup, Almond, Vanilla

Sour Satsuma

Pure Orange & Lemon Extract


The Hive Market :: A Must Try In Grand Coteau, LA

Check their website for the full menu of flavors and seasonal specialties. Let us know what flavor snoball you try, its worth the short drive from Lafayette!

Sicily grew up in Acadiana and graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in fashion merchandising and design. She has spent the last decade moving around the world while her husband served in the military. She returned to Lafayette in 2022 to raise her four daughters in Cajun country. Her daughters Evie(9), Talulah(6), Gemma(4), and Sylvie(1) keep her house messy, her schedule busy, and her heart full. These days she’s traded her fancy clothes for a strong cup of coffee, comfy leggings, and a good book. Her hobbies include going to local music festivals and farmers markets, trying new restaurants, running, and starting a bookclub with her daughters. She is also currently writing her first children’s book.