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Autonomy Bakery and Cafe Unleashes Dirty Rice Grits and More on the Northshore

A former owner of Ancora Pizza is behind the eatery


Former Ancora Pizza co-owner Jeff Talbot and business partner Saunders Conroy threw open the doors to Autonomy Bakery and Cafe in downtown Covington on July 25 after two years of planning, reports NOLA.COM.

The menu includes breakfast, sandwiches, and salads — with all the pastries and breads baked at the eatery. Drinks include local French Truck Coffee, beer, and wine.

The 40-seat eatery will swell “next football season” when the owners renovate the back warehouse space into an indoor-outdoor seating area with roll-up doors and large screens for televised sports.

Opening hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on most days, serving pastries in the morning, and lunch and dinner (Wagyu burger, crab au gratin tartine, and more) every day but Tuesday. Brunch (dirty rice grits slow-cooked eggs, roosti, bacon fritters, and more) is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Autonomy closes early on Sundays — at 2:30 p.m.

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Autonomy Bakery and Cafe

705 Boston Street, Covington, Louisiana