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Merchant greets potential customers with a sign that simply sums it up: “Coffee, Crepes, Grapes.” This CBD cafe serves up hot and cold coffee drinks made with Illy coffee, sweet and savory crepes, and wines by the glass. Additionally, the menu includes crostini topped with decadent ingredients like duck confit and goat cheese, croquet batons served with mixed greens, salads, sweet treats, and pastries. Additionally, on Sunday mornings, Merchant hosts the Hollygrove Farmer's Market.
This English style restaurant, Le Salon, located in the lobby of Windsor Court Hotel, is a perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea with light snacks. Le Salon offers a variety of teas from traditional to herbal with yummy sandwiches. There is also live jazz music on Fridays and Saturdays which you can enjoy while sipping a cup of hot tea.
Spitfire Coffee is a lovely coffee shop located at the Saint Peter Street. The place is small in size and has limited seating spaces but what it lacks in space it more than compensates with its delicious and unique coffee. The cafe resembles a quaint home because of its wonderful wooden interior and a small kiosk. Mostly frequented by young professionals and college students, Spitfire Coffee has loyal patrons.
Although essentially a bakery set against a rustic chic ambiance, Willa Jean extends its skills to include coffee, cocktails and brunch as well. Their amazing coffee program is sourced from collaboration with Chicago's Intelligentista Coffee. With a host of innovative tea and coffee-based cocktails, this trendy eatery is being touted as one of the more creative restaurants in New Orleans. While breakfast starts as early as 7a, brunch is served on weekends. Nibble on freshly made biscuits and jam, or for a more savory hankering, try the fried chicken. Lunch and dinner get interesting with the smoked salmon and soups, salads and hot plates among others. Finish off with some delectable desserts that range from sinfully delicious to simply comforting such as cookies and milk.
This French-market coffee stand, established in 1862, offers a menu of dark coffee with chicory, beignets, white or chocolate milk and freshly-squeezed orange juice. Cafe Du Monde is one of the most popular and the oldest of its kind in New Orleans. You may have to wait for a table in the busy morning hours owing to its famous breakfast menu. While the coffee is certainly good, most people come for the famous, fresh-from-the-fryer beignets. They are brought to your table in such a hurry that they are still hot when you take that first melt-in-your-mouth bite. Hop in at any time of the day (or night) to dig into delicious southern munchies and relish some of the most popular coffee in Louisiana!
French Truck Coffee got its start delivering its locally roasted coffee and espresso beans to local restaurants in a vintage Citroën. Since then, they have expanded to their own brick and mortar facilities, like this coffee shop. Their roastery is also on site, so you can catch a glimpse of the process while you wait. True coffee enthusiasts can take bean roasting classes or simply bring home a bag of whole beans so they can enjoy French Truck Coffee without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Gracious Bakery opened its doors to the people in Mid-City in August of 2012. The menu at this charming bakery comprises of freshly baked rustic breads, breakfast pastries, gourmet sandwiches for lunch and some gorgeous desserts. Apart from this, they're also pretty famous for their refreshing coffees and teas that they serve.
Everyone who works at Hey! Cafe is a self-proclaimed coffee geek. They manually roast all their choice beans on-site in small batches, so you always know that the person serving your coffee is also one of the roasters. In addition to the fair trade coffee, they also serve a great selection of teas and snacks along with free Wifi and even occasionally live music. Stop into Hey! Cafe for a serious coffee experience.