Mockingbird Cafe

Adaptive Re-use

Built in 1868 and boasting a wraparound porch, the Mockingbird Café is a small, charmingly eclectic venue located in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The Mockingbird was born in 2006 out of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina to create a hub for information with nourishment for body and soul. They were one of the first restaurants to reopen after the pandemic for outdoor dining and curbside service.

The Birdgarden was designed to capture the spirit of place, reinforce the connection to the outdoors, and shelter diners from the hot, humid Mississippi climate. The extensions on each side are carefully crafted wood-framed porches, set back from the facade of the historic house to maintain its character, with built in seating made from salvaged 24’ long 8×8 members.

Completed 2021
Project Team:
unabridged Architecture, Architect