Patty O's Cafe & Bakery

Barn Dance mural painted by William Woodward.Patty O's Cafe logotype.

We are excited to unveil Patty O's Cafe in Little Washington.

A former gas station on the village square has been transformed into a charming sidewalk cafe, an inviting bar, and a cozy dining room. A bakery and European-style pastry shop are located on the side of the building. Patrick O'Connell is now finally able to fulfill a lifelong dream of offering the simple, classic American dishes of his childhood, reimagined.

Located directly across the street from its sister restaurant, the 3 Michelin Starred Inn at Little Washington, the cafe offers an additional dining option for visitors and guests of the Inn.

The original building, circa 1950

Exterior of Patty O's. White painted brick building with French blue/green umbrellas and awning. Photo by Greg Powers.

Patty O's, after its transformation.

On the Left: The original building, circa 1950
On the Right: Patty O's, after its transformation.

Our Half Pound Ovoka Farms Beef Burger‍ with Tomato-Jam, Crispy Onions, and Comté Cheese in front of a roaring fire. Photo by Greg Powers.
Black and white headshot of Chef Patrick O'Connell

Patrick O'Connell


Patrick O’Connell, a native of Washington, DC, is a self-taught chef who pioneered a refined, regional American cuisine in the Virginia countryside. In 1978, Patrick opened The Inn at Little Washington in a former garage in the tiny town of Washington, VA. Patrick and The Inn have gone on to enjoy worldwide recognition and regularly host celebrities, politicians, and culinary enthusiasts. He has been referred to as "the Pope of American Cuisine" and in 2019, won the Lifetime Achievement award from the James Beard Foundation. In November of the same year, he received the National Humanities Medal from the President of the United States. He holds honorary Doctorate degrees from both The College of William and Mary and Johnson and Wales University.