Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery
Celebrity Chef David Guas opened doors to his second restaurant, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, on the grounds of Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill. Located in a historic carriage house sanctioned by President Lincoln the year before his death 150 years ago, the space originally housed medic horses for the hospital during the Civil War. Guas restored it to showcase its original accents – from exposed brick to herringbone-laid stone grounds, wooden hay chutes and feeding troughs. This New Orleans native outfitted the eatery with furnishings and Southern touches that speak to its era and his heritage, such as decoupaged walls depicting Civil War scenes and customary mid-19th century-style textiles. Guests enjoy favorites that have become beloved signatures at the Arlington location, such as Beignets, Biscuits, Muff-a-lottas, and nightly "Chew Dat" suppers reflecting the authentic flavors of Louisiana. A strong organic coffee program grounds the menu. Libations range from custom cocktails, boutique wines, and bottled or draft beers from both Louisiana's own Abita Brewing Company and local DC Brau. The good times are a rollin’ morning, noon and night at this historic, funkified Nola-style eatery.