Bayou Bakery

1515 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201


Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse

Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday for breakfast all day and lunch.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Beignets; buttermilk biscuits with pepper jelly and cinnamon-spiked apple butter; house-made croissants and pain du chocolate; Muff-a-lotta sandwich; Creole Pilgrim sandwich; deviled eggs; porKorn (caramel popcorn with bacon); chilled shrimp with remoulad

Price Details:
Breakfast $1.75 to $3, starters $3 to $5, sandwiches $5 to $7.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2012: Bayou Bakery

Cheap Eats 2012

A slew of items on the menu of this quick-serve cafe commanded by pastry chef, sometime TV guest, and Louisiana native David Guas would alone merit a long drive—butter-laden biscuits; rich gumbo; the Arm-Drip, a roast-beef po’ boy dipped in the beef’s own gravy; and pralines so perfect you’d swear they’d been airlifted from the French Quarter. Oh, and omnivores, take note: The veggie sub might tempt you to entertain the idea of giving up meat.

Also good: Poached shrimp with green-onion ré-moulade; hand-ground hot dog; Dat-O cookies, a riff on Oreos; hot chocolate.