If you’re craving a touch of the down-home Louisiana cooking in the D.C. area, Bayou Bakery is the spot. Regulars to Café du Monde in New Orleans have raved about the beignets—small powdered French donuts that go perfectly with a cup of coffee—and Bayou Bakery makes some that are almost as good as the original. Louisiana native David Guas had spent twelve years in the Virginia restaurant biz before getting the chance to open his own place, and he brought his homestyle favorites to a very appreciative crowd. If you’re looking for a savory, filling breakfast, the biscuit sandwiches are spectacular—flaky, flavorful, not too oily, and stuffed with perfectly-cooked eggs and meats. Lunch visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious sandwiches, pressed hot on French bread. If you’re bored, the Bakery also hosts a honor system book exchange; bring one to trade and take one you want.
1515 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201