By Sevie Zeller
Photos by Meauxtography
1st Stop: Coffee
Your first stop in Downtown Scott should be The Coffee Depot. The casual comfort food served in a train depot (complete with train whistle when the orders are ready!) really sets the tone of the town. The coffee is fresh, kids love to climb on the train, and owners Jeff and Sarah Laughlin are incredibly welcoming to visitors.
337 Insider Tip: Go for the beignet fingers! These cravable delicacies are dusted thoroughly with powdered sugar and a bit easier to eat than their traditional counterparts.
Go Treasure Hunting
After a cozy country breakfast, stretch your limbs by crossing the street to Revival Antiques (open Wednesday to Sunday at 910 Alfred Street). Run your fingers along the impressive European arrivals as you anticipate what treasures lay around the next corner. Make sure to check out the lovely displays from area vendors and artists such as Missy Cannon.
Get Louied Up
Peruse the finest Louis Vuittons in Scott. Yes, you read that right. A walk through Revival Antiques will lead you to Boutique de Louis. Here you’ll find every size Louis Vuitton duffle and Keepall your heart could desire. The Keepalls come in the LV monogram series and the Epi leather series. Swoon!
Catch The Cajun Spirit
Floyd Sonnier’s internationally-renowned art is the embodiment of the Cajun spirt. If you live here and aren’t familiar with his art, please make time to visit Floyd Sonnier’s Beau Cajun Art Gallery.
The gallery is a beautiful tribute to the twenty-seven-year career of a French-speaking Cajun artist who dedicated his life to preserving the Acadian heritage.
Seafood the Southern Way
Serving authentic Louisiana seafood, po’boys and fresh oysters, Uncle T’s Oyster Bar is deliciously convenient spot to grab lunch while in Downtown Scott.
Other noteworthy eateries that you can’t go wrong with include Don’s Specialty Meats, Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, Cajan’s Eatery and Rochetto’s Pizzeria.
Self-Care at Its Finest
Just down St. Mary lies a hidden gym; Scott Pharmacy is the oldest drugstore in Lafayette Parish.
For a century they have honed their skills and developed a reputation as the go-to place for medication, vitamins, eczema skin care, essential oils and more. The vintage medicines on display as well as the gorgeous gift area stocked with cosmetics, toys, jewelry, candles and more are worth your time.
Candyland Cottage & Ice Cream Shoppe is a kid’s dream come true. Fun décor, train rides, carousel and a rustic ice cream bar serving up real hand-dipped ice cream will leave visitors in awe. The extensive selection of sweets included nostalgic brands you grew up on as well as what could possibly be one of the best truffle and fudge bars on the Gulf Coast.
To get your bearings in the town where the west begins, the friendly faces at La Maison de Begnaud are always ready to pass a good time. An all-age-inclusive French Table is hosted on Wednesdays (1-2 p.m.), learn about family history on Thursdays (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), and the Friday Jam Sessions (6 p.m. till) will leave you with a smile.