Complete with welcoming vibes and great grub, The Buttercup on Second Street is a favorite of locals, a must-stop for visitors, and a staple of Old Town Bay St. Louis. With its location in the heart of Old Town and outdoor seating area, The Buttercup lives up to its reputation of being "the picture perfect sidewalk café."
Founder, Jamie Temple, built The Buttercup shortly after Hurricane Katrina and opened in the spring of 2006. Temple stated in a previous interview “I wanted to create a place that was affordable and fresh and happy”. The café, serving both breakfast and lunch, became an instant hit. Making it obvious that Temple was able to make his vision a success.
Jamie could be found helping around the restaurant and joking with guests on most days up until about 2 years ago when he asked his niece Tiffany Wiensch to step in and run the show. “This place is special to a lot of people and I want to keep that going, that’s for sure”, says current owner, Wiensch. The Buttercup has been described as a “cheerful full-menu restaurant” and upon entering this charming café you will find that to be completely accurate. Inside, you’ll find comical signs, colorful flowers, and funky décor, all of which contribute to its upbeat and joyful ambiance.
As for their menu, The Buttercup serves mouthwatering, homemade meals, which includes all-day breakfast and lunch, and freshly made bakery treats. When asked what were some of the fan favorites on the menu, Wiensch replied that the Cajun Benedict and the Eggs Bay St. Louis are some of the top picks. Tiffany also stated that they have recently added some healthier options to Buttercup’s line up and that she has plans of incorporating more healthy options to the menu in the near future.