Cafe History


Born and raised in New Orleans, Nicole Mazie grew up in a town with a large selection of Cajun foods and found herself cooking at the age of 11, loving to watch her mother and grandmother cook.  Over the years, she discovered her own techniques and recipes. 

In 1996 she moved to Key West and missed the Cajun way of New Orleans style cooking. Nicole found herself at least once a week dishing up one of her favorite recipes to share with friends, and she remembers never having any leftovers!  Her 3 year old and 11 year old children can't seem to get enough of the flavor either.


Four years ago, Nicole’s husband, Walt, relocated his company to Palm Coast from Key West. After realizing the banking job she took was not for her, she decided her dream was still out there. 


In March, 2010, she took a vacation with her family and thought long and hard about “What could I do that would not only make me and my family happy but, also be able to share with others and have fun doing?” 


By May 2010, Nicole was planning the opening of her first cafe.  In June, they took a trip to New Orleans for research then on July 3, 2010 they opened the doors to the Big Easy Café in beautiful Flagler Beach.






Why we Love Flagler Beach


Flagler Beach living is a place to kick back and relax, just like at the Big Easy Cafe.

“I chose the name "Big Easy" because of the meaning. The term stands for Easy Living. . . . .No worries . . . kick back and relax.  I want people to feel just as welcomed and comfortable every time they walk in our door.” 


"Flagler Beach offers the opportunity to Live our Dream, making me and my family happy, allowing me to share with others and still have fun at the beach”


Diners at the Big Easy Cafe in Flagler Beach 

Enjoy Flagler's greatly varied dining experience starting right here.


Stop in the Big Easy Café for lunch or dinner and enjoy some delicious New Orleans Creole goodness.

If you are in a hurry, order ahead at 386-439-3944

 This week's featured business is the

    Big Easy Cafe

Big Easy Cafe in Flagler Beach


The café is located at 213 South 2nd Street, in Flagler Beach, Florida, across from the Farmer's Market. 



At the Big Easy Café, their menu is all about the flavor, value and quality of traditional Creole and Cajun foods.

In New Orleans, everyone knows that on Monday's it's a tradition to have Red Beans & Rice for dinner. Sunday afternoons are Crawfish boils with family and friends. Friday nights are for standing in line at the snowball stand to choose your favorite flavor. "We never get tired of eating and sharing Cajun Style." There's a pot of something stirring for everyone in New Orleans, now Flagler Beach.


If you have not had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans, Nicole invites you to come and enjoy the flavor and fun of New Orleans. It's a bit of historic French Quarter at the Big Easy Cafe in Flagler Beach. They specialize in authentic New Orleans Po-Boys, Red Beans and Rice, Dirty Rice, Seafood Gumbo and New Orleans' famous Muffaletta.  But save room for their Snowballs and delicious homemade bread pudding with bourbon sauce.  


Their Louisiana tradition of "making everyone feel welcomed" and of "feeding (their) guests well" will keep you going back time and again.

Directions to Flagler Beach

If you own and operate a Flagler Beach business east of the Intracoastal Waterway and would like to see it listed for free on the Community pages or featured on a weekly rotation as a "Living the Dream" page, contact Sodi.

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