Cafe la Fleur

About Cafe la Fleur

Inspired by a New Orleans dining experience, Cafe la Fleur’s unique style is a signature restaurant in downtown Laurel. Owners Matt and Amy Flowers have served their classic homemade menu items including gumbo, bisque and bread pudding in downtown Laurel since 1997.

Cafe la Fleur

The menu is mixed with New Orleans style taste, Southern flair and classic Americana, with homemade specialties including a traditional Gulf Coast recipe gumbo. This dark roue gumbo was passed down from Matt’s grandfather, Claiborne Netto Koch, who cooked the gumbo for his family while Matt was growing up. After receiving a simple handwritten copy for himself years ago, Matt continues to share this special Gulf Coast recipe with visitors of the restaurant. Matt’s gumbo and his signature poboys have been featured in Southern Living Magazine.


313 N Magnolia Street Laurel, MS 39440
Phone: 601-426-2100

11-2 Monday through Friday
6-9 on Friday nights

Also available for private functions (wedding receptions, class reunions, etc.)

Many of the other dishes that are served at Cafe la Fleur are from Matt and Amy’s other travels and experiences.  Just ask Matt or Amy sometime. They enjoy sharing not only their food with others but also the stories behind it.

Cafe la Fleur is now part of The Foods Lab

The Foods Lab is dedicated to making home cooking fun, approachable, and delicious. This newly rebranded website, formerly known as Cafe la Fleur, aims to be a go-to resource for home cooks of all levels.

Readers will find reliable recipes for everyday meals along with tips, techniques, and product reviews to help equip any kitchen. The Foods Lab promises to foster creativity and confidence in the kitchen so that anyone can experience the joy of cooking amazing food at home.

As The Foods Lab expands its offerings, it stays true to its mission of being a welcoming, inspiring place for home cooks to explore new ingredients, flavors, and cuisines.