Feed Your Soul: Bayou Brew House in Monroe
The sun has not even broken the horizon at Bayou Brew House in Monroe. But Teresa Sheppard is nose to the grindstone. Or should I say grinder?
Sheppard has already put in a couple of hours in the kitchen before daybreak. These cinnamon rolls, the size of dinner plates, don’t come from a can.
“The recipe I use is actually two different recipes I’ve combined. Put together,” said Teresa Sheppard, owner of Bayou Brew House in Monroe.
It’s a temptation I can hardly resist. Especially with a cappuccino to go along with.
The cinnamon rolls have become the signature breakfast item. Along with homemade chocolate or blueberry muffins made with blueberries from West Carroll Parish.
“If we don’t support each other. So I use local produce, local fruit and vegetables.”
I even spied some Oak Grove tomatoes in the kitchen.
“I understand there’s also a secret menu? You know what my side is going to be a Cuban Panini,” said Tammi Arender.
“You cannot top an Oak Grove tomato. That is juicy. Crispy bacon and that Texas Toast is not on my low carb diet.”
“As soon as they opened, I’m going. And now you’re hooked? Now I’m hooked,” said Cecil Glenn, a Bayou Brew House regular.
Besides the fabulous food, there’s also a friendly and immensely welcoming atmosphere at Bayou Brew House. Teresa’s husband Phillip crafted most of the furnishings. Like this coffee bean bar and the stumps turned coffee tables. And this pew was bought at a prison auction.
Some really good praying probably happened on that pew,” said Sheppard.
Whether you come to pray, to stay or be on your way with your latte…
“Bye Cecil! See you tomorrow!”
Bayou Brew House is a refreshing retreat the Sheppards hope will feed your soul.
The Sheppards also operate the Cypress Coffee Company in downtown Monroe on DeSiard. That was formerly Roe La Roaster.