But First, Brunch: Your Guide to Brunch in Baton Rouge

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It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but if there was ever a time for brunch, it’s now! Whether you’re prepping for a long day of last-minute shopping or celebrating finding the perfect final gift, these restaurants are conveniently located close to all your favorite shops and will help you power through a long day of holiday shopping.

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Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine

Known as a “hidden treasure” in Baton Rouge, Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine serves up contemporary Louisiana cuisine in a casual environment. Dine in a relaxed bistro setting with the option of patio seating, and enjoy a brunch menu featuring the classics or opt for a more unique culinary adventure. From the all Southern breakfast to the lobster and waffles, there’s something for everyone on the menu that will give you the fuel you need to finish up your holiday shopping.

Located: 7731 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Shop: Towne Center at Cedar Lodge

Leola’s Café & Coffeehouse

You can find Leola’s Café and Coffeehouse tucked into Circa 1857 in the heart of Baton Rouge’s Mid-City neighborhood. Shopping is made easy by dining among the antiques and unique finds. Reserve one of the signature brunch boards for your group, or choose one of the more traditional brunch menu items, such as the Cado Toast. Weather pending, you might even get the opportunity to listen to local musicians performing live on the patio!

Located: 1857 Government Street at Circa 1857, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Shop: Mid-City Shops


It’s been said that there’s no place like South Louisiana, and that’s especially true at SoLou. From the shrimp and grits to the bottomless mimosas, SoLou’s brunch menu will make you experience the flavors of Baton Rouge like never before. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays, and the beautifully designed patio is the perfect place to spend the morning with friends before heading out to do some last-minute holiday shopping.

Located: 7246 Perkins Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Shop: Perkins Rowe, Mall of Louisiana

Bistro Byronz – Willow Grove

Conveniently located within steps of boutiques and other retail shops at The Village at Willow Grove, Bistro Byronz gives the charm of a Paris café in a laid back, bistro-style environment. Dine on the Southern brunch dishes we all know and love, such as chicken biscuits or shrimp and grits. Feeling a little adventurous? Try their Acadiana grits – garlic cheese grits with thin cut fried catfish and topped with crawfish etouffee.

Located: 8200 Village Plaza Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Shop: The Village at Willow Grove, Perkins Rowe

Elsie’s Plate & Pie

Elsie’s Plate & Pie may be known for some of the best pies in Baton Rouge, but believe us, they know their way around a brunch menu. From the savory shrimp diablo omelet to the sweet blueberry pan perdu, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds. Don’t forget to save room for dessert. A slice of Elsie’s pie will give you the energy you need to finish up your holiday shopping.

Located: 3145 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Shop: Mid City shops, Town Centre at Cedar Lodge


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  5. It’s been many years since I visited Baton Rouge or anywhere in that part of our country. Love eating all the great seafood dishes, music and the people.

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