A Louisiana-themed cafe will open soon near the Eastern Market Metro station.
Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is slated to open in the carriage house alongside the Hill Center in late April, a spokeswoman said. The eatery at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE will serve Counter Culture Coffee drinks and “down-home Southern cuisine” including po’boys, grits, beignets, and shrimp with red beans and rice. Chef David Guas, who’s hosting a Travel Channel show called “American Grilled,” draws inspiration from his home state of Louisiana.
Crews are working now to restore the carriage house, which Abraham Lincoln commissioned in 1864. “Collectibles” from the Civil War will be part of the decor.
“The 19th-century interior of the Carriage House will retain many of its distinctive original accents, such as the ceiling-high stable doors, stall partitions, wooden hay chutes, feed troughs, exposed brick walls and renewed wide-plank wood floors,” Bayou Bakery says.
The cafe will be the second location of Bayou Bakery, which opened in Arlington in 2010.
Photos courtesy of Bayou Bakery and via Facebook/Bayou Bakery