The Bayard Cafe is a cheery addition to the historic community of Bayard. Located midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Bayard was once a stopping-off point for tourists traveling along US 1 between the two cities. In the 60s and 70s shoppers browsed for bargains at the Bayard Antique Village or the Country Store. Now, with the continued growth of Jacksonville to the South, Bayard seems very much a part of the city, though maintaining its rural charm.
The Bayard Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch daily. There is a full breakfast menu, a bakery and a coffee bar. Lunch options include homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as daily specials ranging from spaghetti, meat loaf, and fried chicken to Fish Friday. Perhaps, your biggest decision will be deciding what to order!
I thoroughly enjoyed the quiche supreme, which was also homemade and came with a salad. There was a steady stream of fellow diners, even after the normal lunch rush. Friendly service, homey atmosphere, great food, and very reasonable prices – I will be back, too!
The Bayard Cafe is located is located in the Shoppes of Bayard, 12525 Philips Highway (at US 1 and Old St.Augustine Rd). You can check out their website at BayardCafe.com and also find them on Facebook.