Chicorys at the Palace


135 West Landry Street
Opelousas LA 70570
On an early morning in downtown Opelousas, you’ll find the locals sipping coffee or reading the paper at what used to be the old Palace Café. In 1927 Greek immigrants, Mama and Papa Doucas, opened what was then known as The Palace Sandwich Shop. They specialized in Creole and Cajun dishes, such as their famous crawfish bisque and fried chicken salad. The café remained a historical gem for the city until it closed in 2019. Chicorys Coffee & Café owners, Wesley Guidroz and Patricia Lewis, are breathing new life into the historic café. They outgrew their Grand Coteau location and are reopening as Chicorys at the Palace. They are bringing their wide selection of specialty coffees, smoothies, and breakfast and lunch items, as well as their bookish signature style, while keeping true to the history of the Palace.