1515 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: Southern, Breakfast, American
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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
Breakfast $1.75 to $3, starters $3 to $5, sandwiches $5 to $7.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Some places win us over with a serene setting, others by delivering an experience in which everything feels right. Pastry chef and Bayou native David Guas’s order-at-the-counter operation charms by nailing a handful of items that call to us. Flaky, rich biscuits are great on their own or smothered in gravy. Decadent hot chocolate is like a regal upgrade from Swiss Miss. And beignets beg comparison with the best of New Orleans. Then there’s the pastry case, which features Guas’s twist on Oreos (Dat-Os) and so-good-you-could-cry pralines. Monday through Friday 7 to 11 am, Saturday 8 to noon, Sunday 8 to 4.