Lil’ B Coffee & Eatery – with a semi-industrial design - is steeped in Southern hospitality and culture. Culinary lead, TV personality, and celebrity chef, David Guas, takes inspiration not only from his native city of New Orleans, but also from beloved dishes of the neighboring southern states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas. Guas will also feature spontaneous offerings he calls ‘just because’ that are purely inspirations of the moment.
Featuring from the menu section, “Good Morning Y’all,” breakfasters can choose from the jam-packed pastry case of freshly baked, buttery goodness, whose newest additions are the Everything Croissant and Baklava Croissant. “Mid-day Grub” offers something for everyone with quick grab-and-go choices of Chicken, Shrimp, or Egg Salads and the irresistibly cheesy Pimiento Cheese. Loaded Southern sandwich options include the ‘vegged out’ Hippie Melt and Guas’ signature Muffaletta, which was named the #1 Best Sandwich in the U.S. by Food & Wine magazine in 2017. “Booze & Brews” brings innovative Cocktails, Virginia Wines, Craft Beers, Mead, Bottled Sodas, and the sweetest of freshly brewed Iced Teas, herbal or caffeinated. All day, guests can indulge in “Sweets in Between” with exclusive treats found only at Lil’ B. Try the Lil’ D — an Oatmeal Cream Cookie Pie, that’s a nostalgic riff on a Little Debbie.
The coffee, both filter and espresso-based, hot- and cold-brew, is made with Counter Culture Coffee. The Cortadito, an inspired double-shot coffee with steamed milk, and the Café con Leche is offered as a tribute to Guas’ rich Cuban heritage.
Infectious sounds of R&B, Jazz, and New Orleans Funk are played from a collection of vinyl spinning on the classic turntable. It’s the real deal! Chic black-and-brass colored patio tables and chairs with oversized black umbrellas offer a refreshing outdoor respite.
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20005