John Besh is a hard-to-miss name in the New Orleans restaurant scene with a slew of hotspots around the city like Shaya, Domenica, and Borgne. Willa Jean is the latest from his restaurant group, located in the up-and-coming South Market District, a short drive from Windsor Court. Styled as a Southern bakery, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with signature pastries and coffee. The space is bright and warm with an exposed brick wall and Edison lightbulbs that create a cheery, stylish atmosphere. Pick from a wide selection of breads, scones, and cookies, or try a more savory dish like pigs in a blanket with apricot mustard.
Photo courtesy of Willa Jean/ Besh Restaurant Group.