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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 PiesPralines and PorKorn. 


Take the Orange Line to the Courthouse Metro stop.  Exit station through Courthouse Plaza entrance. Go left on 15th St. to the corner of N Courthouse Rd.


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).

Arlington, Virginia


1515 N. Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201




Mon-Fri: 7am-9pm
Breakfast: 7am-11am
Lunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm-9pm

Sat: 8am-9pm
Breakfast: 8am-12pm
Lunch: 11:30am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm-9pm

Sun: 8am-4pm
Breakfast: All Day!
Lunch: 11:30am-4pm



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 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 helmed by Director of Extraction Kyle Pool 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.    



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 also stop nearby Eastern Market Metro near the corner of 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.   


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.

Washington, DC







901 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003




"Please call ahead to check our hours of operation during our initial first two weeks: 202.664.5307. We truly thank you for your patience as we learn our community's needs." - David Guas.

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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).