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A Revived Classic

Sucré, operating under new ownership since 2020, is reviving a beloved New Orleans classic, transformed as a destination dessert and coffee boutique with a sophisticated atmosphere. We’ve retained all the original flavors, with our sweets and gelato made in-house from scratch and our chocolate sourced straight from Switzerland. At the helm of Sucré are two community-minded native New Orleanians: Business Owner Ayesha Motwani and Executive Pastry Chef Ashley McMillan. Staying true to our passion for supporting the community, we’ve partnered with Congregation Coffee, a locally-owned coffee company roasting their own beans across the Mississippi River in Algiers Point.

Ayesha Motwani

Sucré owner Ayesha Motwani was pregnant with her first child when she and her husband began frequenting the Magazine Street shop. As her family grew to four children, including one set of twins, and Goldendoodle Raja, their trips to Sucré also increased. From birthday parties to a treat after a school performance, Sucré became a family tradition incorporated into every celebration. When Sucré closed in 2019, the Motwanis, like families across New Orleans, felt something was now missing from the city. A native New Orleanian and graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Ayesha was inspired to bring Sucré back to the community. She is proud to be revitalizing Sucré and to ensure its lasting success as a place where families, children, and adults celebrate not only their special moments, but life’s daily joys.

Ashley McMillan

Executive Pastry Chef Ashley McMillan always finds her way back home — which is New Orleans, and within New Orleans, Sucré. Hailing from Chalmette, Louisiana, she honed her culinary voice at the French Culinary Institute, now the Institute of Culinary Education, in New York City. After graduating, Ashley returned to her hometown to work at Commander’s Palace before joining Sucré in 2007, eventually working her way up to Executive Pastry Chef. A hiatus from Sucré between 2010 and 2015 allowed Ashley to develop her expertise as a savory chef, during which time she worked as a sous chef for a local catering company, created wedding cakes as Executive Pastry Chef of Bittersweet Confections, and made chocolate showpieces as Executive Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. From these experiences, Chef Ashley emerged equally adept in the culinary and pastry arts. She is excited to be back with Sucré for yet another homecoming, leading the team in this new iteration of the beloved brand.