Cypress Cafe in Bay St. Louis

Cypress Cafe in Old Town Bay St. Louis

On your next visit to downtown Bay St. Louis, you should definitely stop into Cypress Cafe at 300 South Second St.  Owner Holly Lemoine-Raymond not only serves up the freshest and highest quality sandwiches, soups, and salads, but she has also created an incredibly welcoming atmosphere in her update of the old City Hall building where the shop is located.  Add in a staff filled to the brim with the friendliest servers, and you’re sure to have one of the most pleasant casual dining experiences on the Coast.


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Local Frozen Yogurt Shop

Purple Banana Premium Frozen Yogurt…what a treat!  This is a great place to add to your ‘frequent shopper’ list this summer.  With flavors ranging from Pina Coloda, to Espresso, to Honeydew Sorbet, there is a little bit of something for everyone.  The toppings selection is nothing to laugh at, either.  If you’re in the mood for something tart and refreshing, try the Classic Tart with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi.  If you’re looking for more of an indulgent treat, there’s always the Triple Chocolate, which pairs quite nicely with cheesecake bites, toffee bits,  and peanut butter sauce.  Both the Diamondhead (4405 E. Aloha Dr.) and Bay St. Louis (108 S. Beach Blvd.) stores are open 7 days a week from noon to 9:00pm.  Stop in and decide what your favorite concoction will be!


Playgrounds, Parks, and More!

Bay St. Louis is such a family-friendly town, and its public parks and playgrounds make for the perfect afternoon adventure with your little ones.  City Park, a local favorite, is not only nestled directly behind the delicious Cypress Cafe, but it is also within walking distance to Old Town Bay St. Louis, and some of the greatest antique and handmade goods on the coast.  The park was designed with kids of all ages in mind, from the 4 different sized slides, to the rock climbing wall, to the dinosaur sand pit.  Adults can even step next door and enjoy a quick game of tennis.



Beat the heat this summer…

Are you looking for a great/healthy way to beat the heat this summer here on the 
Mississippi Gulf Coast?  Here's an easy & refreshing drink recipe that will make 
you want to spend the rest of the afternoon lounging in a hammock somewhere...


Watermelon Breeze 
3 cups cubed chilled watermelon 
1 cup coconut water 
squeeze of fresh lime 
Ice if needed 
Sprig of mint 

Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Makes two servings. 90 calories per serving.