ARLINGTON, VA | COURTHOUSE
Charismatic New Orleans-born chef David Guas -- widely familiar from his frequent appearances on "The Today Show" and role as host of Travel Channel's "American Grilled" -- has garnered national praise in publications like Food & Wine, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Saveur and Bon Appétit for showcasing the soul of the South in his sinfully delicious, Louisiana-style favorites and desserts at Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery. Opened in 2010, Guas serves up down-home goodness daily at his neighborhood eatery, a nostalgic tribute to his hometown in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Plenty of character sets the scene where the menu includes Buttermilk Biscuits with Pepper Jelly, Pimento Cheese, Sandwiches, BBQ Pork, Roast Beef Arm Drips, Muff-a-lottas, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, and sweets like Layer Cakes, fruit Pies, Pralines and PorKorn.
Take the Orange Line to the Courthouse Metro stop. Exit station through Courthouse Plaza entrance and go left on 15th Street to the corner of North Courthouse Road. We are also located along ART bus lines 41, 45, 77 and Metro bus 4B and 38B stop within two blocks of Bayou Bakery. We are located a short walk from two Capital Bikeshare stations located at 15th & N. Uhle St. and Wilson Blvd. & N. Uhle St. For more transportation options, visit Arlington's Car Free Diet.
Metered parking available on cross streets. Garage parking is on 15th St. just past the eatery. We offer free garage validation for up to 2 hours, every Monday-Friday from 5pm-close, and throughout the day on weekends (per parking garage hours).
1515 N. Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
Breakfast: All Day!
WASHINGTON, DC | CAPITOL HILL
In May 2015, 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 Capitol Hill. Located in a historic Carriage House sanctioned by President Lincoln, 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 furnished it with Southern touches that speak to its era, 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 pop-up specials reflecting the authentic flavors of Louisiana. A strong organic coffee program reflects Guas' Cuban heritage. 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’ at this historic, funkified Nola-style eatery.
We are located two blocks east of the Eastern Market Metro stop on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines [straight shot from Bayou Bakery VA on the orange line!]. Metrobus and Circulator buses stop nearby Eastern Market Metro near the corner of 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Bus lines 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36 stop within two blocks of Bayou Bakery. We are located within walking distance of a Capital Bikeshare station located at the Eastern Market Metro.
Street parking without residential Zone 6 tags is available for 2 hours at green sign areas, or at meters on Pennsylvania Ave in front of Hill Center. Paid parking is available under the bridge at 8th and I Streets SE. Bike Parking is also available in Hill Center's parking lot.
901 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
[Located at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital]
Happy Hour: 3-5pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-4pm
Breakfast: All Day!
Available for private events in the day or evening. Take a look at our Private Events Guide by clicking HERE.
By Chef David Guas
If you are from New Orleans or went to school in Louisiana, you will receive 10% off the cover price (when purchased at Bayou Bakery).