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10 Best Coffee Shops In New Orleans

By Jack Rattenbury

You’re never too far away from a delicious cup of coffee in New Orleans.

The endless amount of NOLA coffeehouses makes finding the right cup of coffee an impossible mission. It’s time to ditch the Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts to find that perfect blend at one of these coffee shop hotspots.

Here are 10 of the best coffeehouses in New Orleans that we think you should check out:

1. Mammoth Espresso

Where: Warehouse District

A cute, local coffeeshop with friendly staff, Mammoth is perfect for that pre-work pick-me-up. They have a large selection of drinks available, continuously staying innovative and creative with their menu.

2. Café Beignet

Where: Several locations

NOLA is famous for its café au lait, and it doesn’t get more authentic than Café Beignet. With four locations around the city, make sure you check out the Bourbon and Royal locations. You can enjoy your cup of Joe on one of their gorgeous terraces.

3. Church Alley Café

Where: Mid-City

A community-driven café, you can grab a great cup of coffee at Church Alley. They also have an incredible shop. Make sure you get one of their Cold Brew Growlers so you’re good for the entire week!

4. Spitfire Coffee

Where: French Quarter

Spitfire opened in 2013 as one of the first specialty coffee shops in New Orleans. With friendly staff and delicious coffee beans, Spitfire is a great contender when trying to find the perfect cup of Joe for you in NOLA.

5. Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery

Where: Uptown

Having to close their Magazine Street location, Hey! Cafe is now located at one of NOLA’s most iconic music venues. Tipitina’s has been staple of New Orleans music and culture since 1977, and is now home to one of its best coffeehouses. They have a variety of coffee drinks, along with a menu of bagels,  pastries, and breakfast tacos.

6. Coffee Science

Where: Tulane-Gravier

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A great selection of world-class coffee at this spot just off Canal Street. Coffee Science also serves pastries, sandwiches, and salads. You can even get a farm box at this local coffeehouse favorite, filled with fresh veggies and meal-prep.

7. HiVolt Coffee

Where: Garden District

This modern coffee shop is a great spot to get some work done. This place is seriously stylish with its art deco design and mid-century decor. You can even buy some art by local artists. HiVolt is also great if you’re on a plant based diet, with excellent veggie and vegan options available.

8. Fourth Wall Coffee

Where: Central Business District

A cute and cozy space that NOLA can’t stop talking about, Fourth Wall Coffee will serve it how you like it. Their extensive collection of teas and coffee makes this place perfect for a catch-up with friends.

9. Drip Affogato Bar

Where: Warehouse District

Coffee and ice cream is the ultimate combo. At Drip Affogato Bar, they are affogato specialists offering creative pairings of ice cream and hot drinks in a chic, modern space. Trust New Orleans to dedicate a restaurant to the best desert ever.

10. Mojo Coffee House

Where: Several locations

With three locations nestled around New Orleans, Mojo has proven it’s a staple in NOLA’s coffee scene. In Mojo’s friendly atmosphere, enjoy your cup of coffee with one of their pastries or tasty breakfast bites.

Featured Image: Cafe Beignet, New Orleans