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The Cocoa Bean Bakery & Cafe

Hammond , LA

LOCATION

910 E Morris Ave
Hammond, LA US 70403 (map)

PHONE

985-345-2002

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Cocoa Bean has been making beautiful custom cakes for South-East Louisiana for nearly 10 years. Let us work with you to design the perfect cake for your special occasion.
The Cocoa Bean has been making beautiful custom cakes for South-East Louisiana for nearly 10 years. Let us work with you to design the perfect cake for your special occasion. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Always fabulous and delicious!!!
Always fabulous and delicious!!!
Always fabulous and delicious!!! Read less
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Jalyssia
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was BEAUTIFUL and it tasted wonderful as well. The owner is absolutely talented. All you have to do is describe the look that you want and draws it. He also gives great suggestions. The cakes are expensive, but it is totally worth. He also gives you a great deal for the groomsmen cake, which looked amazing as well. The team is very professional and really nice. I highly recommend them!
My wedding cake was BEAUTIFUL and it tasted wonderful as well. The owner is absolutely talented. All you have to do is Read more...
My wedding cake was BEAUTIFUL and it tasted wonderful as well. The owner is absolutely talented. All you have to do is describe the look that you want and draws it. He also gives great suggestions. The cakes are expensive, but it is totally worth. He also gives you a great deal for the groomsmen cake, which looked amazing as well. The team is very professional and really nice. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Bruce
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cakes were beautiful and delicious. My grooms cake was customized exactly how I wanted it. The prices were very reasonable and there was no cake left after the wedding!! It was very good. I highly recommend them to anyone!!
Our cakes were beautiful and delicious. My grooms cake was customized exactly how I wanted it. The prices were very Read more...
Our cakes were beautiful and delicious. My grooms cake was customized exactly how I wanted it. The prices were very reasonable and there was no cake left after the wedding!! It was very good. I highly recommend them to anyone!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I have tasted wedding cakes at other weddings, but I must say Anthony's cake was amazing. Usually the icing is overwhelming and the cake is just ok but pretty, but My wedding cake looked lovely and beautiful, when my husband fed me a piece for the photos, I was so excited at how amazing the cake tasted...I asked to eat a second piece while waiting for the toast...I cant get enough of the cake, even the fondant on it tasted amazing, and you know fondant mostly does not taste good. And the groom's cake he made for my husband was a cockpit of a small plane and it was so adorable and so tasty. I definitely recommend anthony if you want your guests to go home talking about your cake both about its' beauty and its' taste.
I have tasted wedding cakes at other weddings, but I must say Anthony's cake was amazing. Usually the icing is Read more...
I have tasted wedding cakes at other weddings, but I must say Anthony's cake was amazing. Usually the icing is overwhelming and the cake is just ok but pretty, but My wedding cake looked lovely and beautiful, when my husband fed me a piece for the photos, I was so excited at how amazing the cake tasted...I asked to eat a second piece while waiting for the toast...I cant get enough of the cake, even the fondant on it tasted amazing, and you know fondant mostly does not taste good. And the groom's cake he made for my husband was a cockpit of a small plane and it was so adorable and so tasty. I definitely recommend anthony if you want your guests to go home talking about your cake both about its' beauty and its' taste. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow...my wedding cake and grooms cake were AMAZING!!!!! I can't even believe how beautiful they turned out and how tasty they were. I even overheard men say how pretty my cake was. Also, Anthony was a pleasure to work with. He was very friendly and had wonderful ideas. Bonus: You get some free cake when you pay off your cakes…nice touch!
Wow...my wedding cake and grooms cake were AMAZING!!!!! I can't even believe how beautiful they turned out and how tasty Read more...
Wow...my wedding cake and grooms cake were AMAZING!!!!! I can't even believe how beautiful they turned out and how tasty they were. I even overheard men say how pretty my cake was. Also, Anthony was a pleasure to work with. He was very friendly and had wonderful ideas. Bonus: You get some free cake when you pay off your cakes…nice touch! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Cocoa Bean cafe was one of my best vendors. Chef Anthony and his staff provided outstanding customer service and a wedding cake and grooms cake that both looked and tasted fantastic. Regarding customer service, Cocoa Bean was responsive to my calls and emails, which was crucial because I planned everything out of town. We dropped in on the cafe a few days before the wedding, and Chef Anthony made time to sit down with us, review the final cake details, and let us taste the grooms cake - all without an appointment.

Chef Anthony was extremely flexible regarding flavors and toppings in the cake, to the point that he agreed to try to make our grooms cake with ube, a purple yam popular in the Philippines, even though he had never cooked with it before. We thought it was very impressive that he was willing to work with us and make a new flavor of cake, and it turned out to be delicious. He made it shaped like a crab basket, and it was so realistic that a number of our wedding guests didn't know it was a cake! The main wedding cake was also beautiful, with some of the icing decorations based on the designs on my dress, and everything was delivered on time and exactly how we wanted it. Their baked goods and breakfast sold in the bakery are also very good. I would recommend Cocoa Bean Cafe to anyone.
The Cocoa Bean cafe was one of my best vendors. Chef Anthony and his staff provided outstanding customer service and a Read more...
The Cocoa Bean cafe was one of my best vendors. Chef Anthony and his staff provided outstanding customer service and a wedding cake and grooms cake that both looked and tasted fantastic. Regarding customer service, Cocoa Bean was responsive to my calls and emails, which was crucial because I planned everything out of town. We dropped in on the cafe a few days before the wedding, and Chef Anthony made time to sit down with us, review the final cake details, and let us taste the grooms cake - all without an appointment.

Chef Anthony was extremely flexible regarding flavors and toppings in the cake, to the point that he agreed to try to make our grooms cake with ube, a purple yam popular in the Philippines, even though he had never cooked with it before. We thought it was very impressive that he was willing to work with us and make a new flavor of cake, and it turned out to be delicious. He made it shaped like a crab basket, and it was so realistic that a number of our wedding guests didn't know it was a cake! The main wedding cake was also beautiful, with some of the icing decorations based on the designs on my dress, and everything was delivered on time and exactly how we wanted it. Their baked goods and breakfast sold in the bakery are also very good. I would recommend Cocoa Bean Cafe to anyone. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was gorgeous and very romantic!!! Very professional bakery and it was the best cake I ever ate!! Would recommend to anyone!!
My cake was gorgeous and very romantic!!! Very professional bakery and it was the best cake I ever ate!! Would recommend Read more...
My cake was gorgeous and very romantic!!! Very professional bakery and it was the best cake I ever ate!! Would recommend to anyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank You, Chef Anthony! I decided to have cupcakes as my wedding cake! It was definitely a hit at my wedding. My husband absolutely loved his grooms cake! The price and the quality were amazing! I highly recommend giving The Cocoa Bean the opportunity to make your special day a "Sweet" treat. I really enjoyed being able to make an appointment with Chef Anthony personally and have a taste test to decide what type of cake I wanted, icing, etc.... I was very pleased. Fantastic job.
Thank You, Chef Anthony! I decided to have cupcakes as my wedding cake! It was definitely a hit at my wedding. My husband Read more...
Thank You, Chef Anthony! I decided to have cupcakes as my wedding cake! It was definitely a hit at my wedding. My husband absolutely loved his grooms cake! The price and the quality were amazing! I highly recommend giving The Cocoa Bean the opportunity to make your special day a "Sweet" treat. I really enjoyed being able to make an appointment with Chef Anthony personally and have a taste test to decide what type of cake I wanted, icing, etc.... I was very pleased. Fantastic job. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
VERY fun planning with this baker! PERSONABLE! Will make sure to go out of his way to accommodate you and make sure his cake is EXACTLY what you want! He is unbelievably friendly. The cake tasting is so much fun too! He is a secret treasure in the area. WONDERFUL!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend! He won't disappoint. Website does not do him justice!
VERY fun planning with this baker! PERSONABLE! Will make sure to go out of his way to accommodate you and make sure his Read more...
VERY fun planning with this baker! PERSONABLE! Will make sure to go out of his way to accommodate you and make sure his cake is EXACTLY what you want! He is unbelievably friendly. The cake tasting is so much fun too! He is a secret treasure in the area. WONDERFUL!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend! He won't disappoint. Website does not do him justice! Read less
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MARCELA
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Teh best of the best, great taste and great looking cake; Anthony can do anything you can imagine; my cake was very difficult for evrybody but not for him. Anthony was able to draw my cake with every little detail as I want it. I went to 5 differents bakeries before I went to him and I am very glad I did. Anthony your cakes are amazing
Teh best of the best, great taste and great looking cake; Anthony can do anything you can imagine; my cake was very Read more...
Teh best of the best, great taste and great looking cake; Anthony can do anything you can imagine; my cake was very difficult for evrybody but not for him. Anthony was able to draw my cake with every little detail as I want it. I went to 5 differents bakeries before I went to him and I am very glad I did. Anthony your cakes are amazing Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Loved our wedding cake! Overall great experience with this vendor. Cake was exactly what we wanted, tasted great, and was beautifully designed and delivered to our venue on time.
Loved our wedding cake! Overall great experience with this vendor. Cake was exactly what we wanted, tasted great, and was Read more...
Loved our wedding cake! Overall great experience with this vendor. Cake was exactly what we wanted, tasted great, and was beautifully designed and delivered to our venue on time. Read less
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JDowns
Wedding:
6/10/2011
1.6/5.0
HORRIBLE! This place BELW ME AWAY .... but, in a HORRIBLE way!!!!!! I am a local from Hammond,La so for my bridal shower I wanted to choose a local bakery. We have heard a lot about this bakery so we figured we would give them a chance on a very important day of my life. My niece got her cake from them a few years ago for a birthday and I remebered it looked good, but that is when I decided I HATED fondant. So, my mother and I went in to design my shower cake. We brought the invitation and left it with them to match it. I thought we made our selves VERY clear that we wanted as little fondant as possible. The girl we were working with said the zebra stripes on the sides and the tub on top would be the only fondant on the cake. Needless to say when we picked it up and got back to the shower location and took it out the box the cake was HORRIBLE!!!! It really looked like a kindergartener did it!!!! Not only was the ENTIRE cake fondant but the fondant was crooked on the top!! Pieces were hanging over on the sides. The tub was supposed to have bubbles flowing out of it and it was simply a tub on a cake with a few white balls here and there. When I called to complain Anthony ("the chef") told me very unprofessionally YELLING into the phone that "I AM THE CHEF AND I DO WHAT I WANTS WITH THE CAKES. I AM NOT GOING TO SEND THEM OUT THE DOOR LOOKING HOW YOU WANT THEM IF I DONT LIKE IT" excuse me?? I am paying for you to make the cake how I ordered it. He proceeded to tell me that the cake I wanted couldn't have been made with out the fondant. Really? You couldn't put icing on the top of the cake it was literally a layer of fondant covering the top of the cake!! MY EXPERIENCE WAS HORRIBLE AND I WILL SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYONE SO THEY KNOW BEFORE THEY GO AND SPEND THEIR MONEY FOR HIM TO DESIGN THEIR CAKE. Thank god I trusted pastry bag in hammond to do my wedding cake because her work was breath taking!! :)
HORRIBLE! This place BELW ME AWAY .... but, in a HORRIBLE way!!!!!! I am a local from Hammond,La so for my bridal shower I Read more...
HORRIBLE! This place BELW ME AWAY .... but, in a HORRIBLE way!!!!!! I am a local from Hammond,La so for my bridal shower I wanted to choose a local bakery. We have heard a lot about this bakery so we figured we would give them a chance on a very important day of my life. My niece got her cake from them a few years ago for a birthday and I remebered it looked good, but that is when I decided I HATED fondant. So, my mother and I went in to design my shower cake. We brought the invitation and left it with them to match it. I thought we made our selves VERY clear that we wanted as little fondant as possible. The girl we were working with said the zebra stripes on the sides and the tub on top would be the only fondant on the cake. Needless to say when we picked it up and got back to the shower location and took it out the box the cake was HORRIBLE!!!! It really looked like a kindergartener did it!!!! Not only was the ENTIRE cake fondant but the fondant was crooked on the top!! Pieces were hanging over on the sides. The tub was supposed to have bubbles flowing out of it and it was simply a tub on a cake with a few white balls here and there. When I called to complain Anthony ("the chef") told me very unprofessionally YELLING into the phone that "I AM THE CHEF AND I DO WHAT I WANTS WITH THE CAKES. I AM NOT GOING TO SEND THEM OUT THE DOOR LOOKING HOW YOU WANT THEM IF I DONT LIKE IT" excuse me?? I am paying for you to make the cake how I ordered it. He proceeded to tell me that the cake I wanted couldn't have been made with out the fondant. Really? You couldn't put icing on the top of the cake it was literally a layer of fondant covering the top of the cake!! MY EXPERIENCE WAS HORRIBLE AND I WILL SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYONE SO THEY KNOW BEFORE THEY GO AND SPEND THEIR MONEY FOR HIM TO DESIGN THEIR CAKE. Thank god I trusted pastry bag in hammond to do my wedding cake because her work was breath taking!! :) Read less
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Nakuri
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.5/5.0
Anthony is the owner of the Cocoa Bean. He had a lot going on, but he's very good about making time for clients and addressing any questions or issues.

Our wedding cake was the most delicious cake in the world. I had white cake and strawberry filling on one tier and chocolate cake with strawberry filling as the second tier. It was wonderful!

The cake was beautiful. Anthony and my florist worked well together to decorate the cake with some fresh flowers.

The groom's cake was a cookie cake. We were initially just going to go with Great American Cookie Co., but Anthony said they could make one. I'm so glad we went with Cocoa Bean! The cake was much thicker and yummier than GAC's cookie cakes.
Anthony is the owner of the Cocoa Bean. He had a lot going on, but he's very good about making time for clients and Read more...
Anthony is the owner of the Cocoa Bean. He had a lot going on, but he's very good about making time for clients and addressing any questions or issues.

Our wedding cake was the most delicious cake in the world. I had white cake and strawberry filling on one tier and chocolate cake with strawberry filling as the second tier. It was wonderful!

The cake was beautiful. Anthony and my florist worked well together to decorate the cake with some fresh flowers.

The groom's cake was a cookie cake. We were initially just going to go with Great American Cookie Co., but Anthony said they could make one. I'm so glad we went with Cocoa Bean! The cake was much thicker and yummier than GAC's cookie cakes. Read less
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Katie&Chris
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.9/5.0
I surprised my groom with the Tiger Stadium cake. It was awesome! He loved it. They included our wedding date on the score board. It was probably the best, most moist chocolate cake I've had. I would definitely recommend them!
I surprised my groom with the Tiger Stadium cake. It was awesome! He loved it. They included our wedding date on the score Read more...
I surprised my groom with the Tiger Stadium cake. It was awesome! He loved it. They included our wedding date on the score board. It was probably the best, most moist chocolate cake I've had. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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missbwnsgr
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.1/5.0
The Cocoa Bean supplied my wedding cake and my husband's groom's cake. The cake was delicious and delivered on time. The cake was designed just as we specified with no issue. I highly recommend using this company for wedding cakes. It was excellent!
The Cocoa Bean supplied my wedding cake and my husband's groom's cake. The cake was delicious and delivered on time. The Read more...
The Cocoa Bean supplied my wedding cake and my husband's groom's cake. The cake was delicious and delivered on time. The cake was designed just as we specified with no issue. I highly recommend using this company for wedding cakes. It was excellent! Read less
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mmw5406
Wedding:
4/25/2008
5.0/5.0
I can't honestly say enough about The Coco Bean! First off the Chef is amazing! He meets personally with you and does a rough sketch to makes sure you get exactly what you want. It doesnt matter the extent of it he will do all he can for you. Also while there he gives you decent size samples of cake so you can taste it. If you want something to eat or drink let him know and its free! Even when you go there to pay for the cake or talk to him or anything. By the way the sweet tea is to die for! The Chef has you leave everything you want on the cake table either with him or at the reception hall because he sets it all up to make sure no one will mess up the cake. I had fresh flowers on my cake and he personally done everything with our cake. Also, lets say you went to him and decieded on one thing but then you saw something else you would like? He allows you to make any and all changes (including a totally different style size decoration or types of cake) up to 2 days before its due.The pricing wasn't bad either. I had a 4 tier cake to feed 200-250 also we had a grooms cake shaped like a fire helmet it was right at 800.00 total we had 0 cake left I didn't even get a piece of it! Like I have said a million times already it was the best part of my whole wedding The Coco Bean definately is the place to go!
I can't honestly say enough about The Coco Bean! First off the Chef is amazing! He meets personally with you and does a Read more...
I can't honestly say enough about The Coco Bean! First off the Chef is amazing! He meets personally with you and does a rough sketch to makes sure you get exactly what you want. It doesnt matter the extent of it he will do all he can for you. Also while there he gives you decent size samples of cake so you can taste it. If you want something to eat or drink let him know and its free! Even when you go there to pay for the cake or talk to him or anything. By the way the sweet tea is to die for! The Chef has you leave everything you want on the cake table either with him or at the reception hall because he sets it all up to make sure no one will mess up the cake. I had fresh flowers on my cake and he personally done everything with our cake. Also, lets say you went to him and decieded on one thing but then you saw something else you would like? He allows you to make any and all changes (including a totally different style size decoration or types of cake) up to 2 days before its due.The pricing wasn't bad either. I had a 4 tier cake to feed 200-250 also we had a grooms cake shaped like a fire helmet it was right at 800.00 total we had 0 cake left I didn't even get a piece of it! Like I have said a million times already it was the best part of my whole wedding The Coco Bean definately is the place to go! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
1/12/2008
4.7/5.0
Amazing work done by Chef Anthony. He re-created teh military tank my husband used when he served our country in Iraq. Wonderful job. Everyoen loved it! As a matter of a fact, neither him nor I got a tast of it so it must of gone quick! Two thumbs up!
Amazing work done by Chef Anthony. He re-created teh military tank my husband used when he served our country in Iraq. Read more...
Amazing work done by Chef Anthony. He re-created teh military tank my husband used when he served our country in Iraq. Wonderful job. Everyoen loved it! As a matter of a fact, neither him nor I got a tast of it so it must of gone quick! Two thumbs up! Read less
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lmrivette
Wedding:
11/4/2005
5.0/5.0
I absolutley loved my wedding cake. I was able to go sit with the baker and design my own cake. It came out beautiful and it tasted amazing!!
I absolutley loved my wedding cake. I was able to go sit with the baker and design my own cake. It came out beautiful and Read more...
I absolutley loved my wedding cake. I was able to go sit with the baker and design my own cake. It came out beautiful and it tasted amazing!! Read less
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