On your next visit to downtown Bay St. Louis, you should definitely stop into Cypress Cafe at 300 South Second St. Owner Holly Lemoine-Raymond not only serves up the freshest and highest quality sandwiches, soups, and salads, but she has also created an incredibly welcoming atmosphere in her update of the old City Hall building where the shop is located. Add in a staff filled to the brim with the friendliest servers, and you’re sure to have one of the most pleasant casual dining experiences on the Coast.
Outside of its amazing food, Cypress Cafe is probably best known for being an authorized retailer for the one and only Duck Commander line, made famous by the boys of the hit tv show Duck Dynasty.
Ah, the food…let’s just say, it tastes just as good as it looks. Captain Rodney’s Summer Salad is a fun mix of chicken breast, apples, golden white raisins, sugar glazed walnuts, julienne carrots & tomatoes on a bed of romaine lettuce…with a side of their very own house-made Captain Rodney’s vinaigrette. And the wraps! This Hot Chick from Philly Wrap will get your mouth watering with its buffalo chicken breast, cream cheese, mozzarella, romaine lettuce & tomatoes, served warm on a grilled spinach tortilla with a side of creamy buttermilk ranch. Aren’t you hungry now?
And if that wasn’t enough to make you want to drive over there right now, their local favorite, the Panini by the Bay, will definitely do the trick…it’s their signature sandwich of smoked turkey, Monterrey jack cheese, avocado, spring mix, lettuce, purple onions, tomatoes with pesto & mayo served warm on wheat berry bread. YUM.
The famous Captain Rodney’s glaze…
The desserts are nothing to overlook, I assure you. Made by local pastry chefs, these pastries and desserts are the perfect cap to your meal. They also serve ice cream from the New Orleans Ice Cream Company.
Be sure to check out this gem of a cafe on your next lunch break!