Brenda's French Soul Food is a Creole Diner in the Civic Center serving rich, flavorful food with French style and New Orleans soul. Chef-Owner and New Orleans native Brenda Buenviaje shows diners her take on French Soul Food – cooking rooted in French technique and made soulful through Creole and Southern influence. Drawing on craft honed in French and Creole kitchens of New Orleans and San Francisco, Brenda serves up breakfast and lunch with flavors that are at once bold and nuanced, uncomplicated and refined, gourmet and down-home. On the menu at Brenda's you will find some traditional French and Creole fare as well as a few unique items like our signature stuffed beignets (fried doughnuts) and Sweet Watermelon Tea. We are new to the neighborhood. Stop by to say hello and enjoy a beignet or a bowl of gumbo. We look forward to seeing you!