As businesses continue reopening from the pandemic, a new and unique concept is open for the first time in downtown Baton Rouge.
“We thought if we’re going to expand to the next best place to do it is Baton Rouge” said Garrett McGoey.
McGoey is the general manager of the Vintage BR. After the success of their beignet, wine and coffee bar on Magazine Street in New Orleans, they wanted to bring something different to the capital city.
“There’s a growing market for this in the United States and we wanted to be the first to capture it in Baton Rouge” he said.
Located in the former Magpie space at the bottom of the Commerce building on Third and Laurel, the Vintage floor plan and antique décor caters to something different for everyone.
“If someone wants to come here and have a coffee but the other person says I don’t want a coffee, I want a glass of champagne, we can offer that to both of them” McGoey said.
In addition to the drinks, the Vintage offers breakfast, bites, flatbreads and sandwiches, but they’re probably best known for their beignets.
“Our fancy beignets which are the traditional sized beignets with different fillings” McGoey explained. “Right now we have a Matcha beignet, a Raspberry beignet and a S’Mores beignet” he said.
It can be difficult for any new concept to takeoff in a new city. The vintage is doing it amidst a pandemic.
“It kind of goes to show you that everyone is trying to get through this together” McGoey said. “We’ve been working with suppliers as best we can, to get as much product as we can in and it makes you realize how much people help each other out” he said.
The Vintage BR is open seven days a week. For more information on restaurant hours, click here.