Celebrate local zest at Café Desoto, where you’ll find ethnic eats made fresh every day. Our passion is scratch-made food made from healthy, natural ingredients and a whole lot of local love. Enjoy savory meals on-the-go or in the cafe scene with a liveliness found only in the heart of downtown Alexandria.




Brad Blackwood, Owner/Chef

Brad was trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and has worked at several New Orleans institutions, such as Commander's Palace and Emeril's, and under celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Now he is here to serve Downtown Alexandria with all-new flavors and fresh cuisine.