From blackened to broiled and grilled to fried, Baton Rouge is your one-stop-shop to tempt your tastebuds! Alternatively known as the cultural crossroads between Creole to Cajun, this city is known for its delicious cuisine and culinary community. 

As Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders, we have you covered with the latest and greatest new restaurants opening up around the Capital City. We’ll give you the inside scoop on hip new places to try as well as up-and-coming ones… Here’s what’s new in June:

Cecelia Creole Bistro 

Brought to you by the team that created Jolie Pearl, The River Room and Kalurah Street Grill – Cecelia is bringing French creole food to downtown Baton Rouge. Whether you’re in search of the perfect date night or an event venue, Cecelia has you covered! 

Source: Cecelia Creole Bistro

Light House Coffee

Baton Rouge is known for its southern hospitality, and Light House Coffee is no exception! This new coffee shop serves up more than just your average cup of Joe, they serve with a purpose by sourcing coffee with integrity and giving employment opportunities to displaced people. You can even find some philanthropic pop-ups in their store!

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White Star Market 

Have you heard the news?! White Star Market has officially opened! Vendors include Gov’t Taco, Jolie @ The Market, Michael Mangham’s Southern Plate, Fete Au Fete, Reve Coffee Roasters, Chow Yum Phat, Dat’z Italian, The Big Squeezy, and Mouton. No matter what you’re feeling, you can curb all your cravings in one trip to the Capital City’s newest food hall!


Coming Soon to the Capital City:

Creole Cabana 

If you weren’t at the last Assembly Required, you definitely missed out on this exciting announcement from Sammy’s! They’re combining Caribbean and Creole flare to bring you the much-anticipated Creole Cabana on Burbank. From classic comfort jerk chicken and dumplings and smoked brisket tacos to chargrilled and cold smoked oysters straight from the oyster bar, their menu will have something to satisfy any taste bud!

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Chef Ryan Andre has done it again! He’s bringing modern Asian cuisine to Mid City this summer! However, the concept will extend far beyond a Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese label… The restaurant will be Ryan Andre’s playground to curate unique Asian cuisine with his own twist!

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