Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery coming to Hill Center Carriage House near Barracks Row this Fall

Old Naval Hospital Historic Carriage House - FX Luminaire
Photo of Carriage House at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE courtesy of Hill Center

From a press release:

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is proud to announce that chef David Guas will open Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery this fall in the historic carriage house on the Old Naval Hospital campus on Capitol Hill.

A renowned chef whose muff-a-lottas were named one of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S. by Food & Wine Magazine, Guas is a regular guest on the Today Show and will be the host and co-judge of American Grilled on the Travel Channel, premiering this summer. This is his first venture in DC and the second Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery for Guas, whose first location is in Arlington, VA. [See their menu here.]

Full of Southern character and casual appeal, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is a downhome, Southern eatery that will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring seasonal choices. With savory comfort fare, signature desserts, and superior and sustainable coffees from around the world, its operating style and ambiance will fully complement the high-quality, family-friendly and vibrant offerings that the community values at Hill Center.

“The addition of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in the carriage house represents the final step in the historic rehabilitation of the Old Naval Hospital campus and completes the original vision for Hill Center, culminating over a decade of work by the Capitol Hill community,” says Guy Martin, president of the Old Naval Hospital Foundation, which founded and governs Hill Center. “The collaboration will give us an even more inviting campus, where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather for meetings, lectures, performances, gallery exhibitions, or other events, or simply enjoy a meal with their neighbors.””

6 Comment

  • justinbc

    Hopefully the food is significantly better than the Arlington location.

  • Ooo, Bayou Bakery is delicious. That’ll be a nice addition to Capitol Hill.

  • Haha, I love the differing opinions. 🙂 I’ve never tried Bayou but I’m looking forward to picking up coffee and beignets on my way to work!

    • justinbc

      I’ve heard the beignets are good, but on the two occasions I tried the restaurant for dinner the food as terrible. It’s nothing close to resembling Cajun or Creole, and wasn’t even cooked properly even if you ignore the flavor flaws, but the decor was nice!

      • Yeah, I think it would be hard to screw up beignets. I admittedly don’t know much about Cajun or Creole food so maybe I’ll like it!

  • Great news! This will only be a few blocks away from my job. I won’t have to travel to Virginia to get my boudin fix.

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