Keller's Bakery, Downtown! - Lafayette

Keller's Perfectly Crafted King Cake.
-- The historic building that is home to Keller's Bakery in downtown Lafayette is inviting and exudes the "good old days." In fact, the King Cake recipe dates to around 120 years old! It is one of the most simply adorned cakes, but you will not be disappointed with this moist and super flavorful treat.

There is nothing quite like a warm Keller's king cake.  Make certain to pre-order -- or, take your chances with the throngs of folks who hang out just hoping to get their mitts on an unassigned cake.  There's a lot to like here, but we especially appreciate Keller's boldness in mixing the cream cheese and the fruit filling together (see image below).

Features: This perennial favorite is a coffee-cake style pastry made with soft layers of moist Danish pastry dough packed with your choice of fillings and iced with a standard sugar frosting.  Virtually every bite will include the sweet filling of your choice.  They're not inexpensive, but Keller's is our King Cake of choice and we give it twelve out of twelve babies.

Flavors: Cinnamon Butter, Cream Cheese, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Pudding, Fruit and Cream Cheese (Strawberry, Blueberry, Cinnamon Apple), Cream Cheese Pecan, Amaretto Walnut Cream Cheese, Raspberry Walnut Cream Cheese, Strawberry Banana Split, Lemon, Turtle Pecan
Notice how the filling is layered into every bite of this King Cake.
Sizes/Prices: (prices depend on fillings)
  • Small (feeds 8-12) costs $13-20
  • Medium (feeds 15-25) costs $26-37
  • Large (feeds 30-40) costs $41-56
Ordering: Tuesdays are their big days, but leading up to Mardi Gras you'll want to call ahead and place your order at least a few days in advance, though we've found it useful to call a week or so in advance.  You can take your chances and show up hoping to get one of the King Cakes available to walk-ins, but you may be disappointed if one is not available.  You can call them to place the order at: (337) 235-1568.

Shipping?: YES. Shipping based on zip code, call for prices + Packing fee of $7.00 (includes beads and letter) + cost of King Cake. Cakes will be received the next day.
For Saturday delivery add $20.00.  Next Day Air available in continental U.S. (Medium only)

Location: 1012 Jefferson Street  Lafayette, LA 70501, (337) 235-1568

The King Caker's Rating:
12 out of 12



16 comments:

  1. Moved away and have not had one in 18 years but still remember this as the best king cake anywhere!

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  2. Tried this one in two different flavors and found them tasty, but doughy, almost as if the dough was still raw. In my opinion, it needed to be cooked longer.

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    1. That is what I love about them!

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  3. By far, my favorite king cake on the planet. I know New Orleanians will not call it traditional to have different fillings, but they are incredible. I like the blue berry cream cheese filling.

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  4. I love Keller's, but $151 to ship two king cakes is crazy!!!!

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  5. One of my absolute favorites next to the traditional Galette des Rois style with almond cream. The apple cream cheese from Kellers is a must though.

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  6. Keller's makes the best King Cakes!! Amaretto Walnut Cream Cheese is my absolute favorite.

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  7. I do agree that these are the best on the planet. Amaretto Walnut Cream is our number one fav. Puts all others to shame.

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  8. Amaretto Walnut Cream Cheese cakes and the sweet dough pies! Driving down, loading up, and heading back to Tennessee with these goodies!

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  9. BEST King Cakes EVER!!!! With the hour + drive, we still get a couple each time making the trip several times a Carnival season.... Even with the WORST customer service EVER!!!

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    1. You're right about the customer service!

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    2. Try the Youngsville location....the customer service there is amazing!

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  10. Always get the Amaretto walnut cream cheese. It can't be beat!

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  11. Amaretto walnut cream cheese is my favorite! It is costly to ship, but you just can't get one anywhere near that good anywhere else!!

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  12. I look forward to these king cakes every mardi gras season! Absolutely amazing!

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