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20 Incredible 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. Baldwin and Company

Where: Marigny

A new independent bookstore that serves coffee and tasty treats opened in New Orleans on February 20th 2021. There’s even a podcast studio, to help the many creatives in the city! The coffee will also make this spot your new favorite NOLA obsession.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. Backatown Coffee Parlor

Where: Iberville

There’s always great music playing at Backatown. Perfect to get you through work, or for a catch-up with friends! It’s not just the coffee that’s hot at this parlor, we’re in love with their matcha! They also have a super cute outdoor space to enjoy your treats in the sweet Louisiana air!

6. Morning Call

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Where: City Park

This is a coffee hotspot with a little history. What was once a coffee stand in City Park is now a Canal Boulevard beignet haven! Get your coffee with one of their beignets and you’ve just had yourself the perfect start to any day in New Orleans!

7. 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.

8. Treme Coffeehouse

Where: Treme

A neighborhood hotspot, you’ve got to check out Treme Coffeehouse when you’re in the area, New Orleans! We suggest anything with whipped cream as their sweet treats are awesome. But their espresso makes any coffee you purchase worth another visit, and another!

9. 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.

10. Coffee Science

Where: Tulane-Gravier

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.

11. Z’otz

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Where: East Carrollton

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This funky hangout on magazine street is a great option if you’re craving a coffee. Their quirky interiors are incredibly cozy. It’s the perfect place to get lost in literature, or hangout with friends.

12. Park Island Brew

Where: Fairgrounds

For an innovate selection of specialty coffees that evolve as the seasons come and go, head to Park Drip Island. Try their Rosemary Lavender Shakerato for the perfect springtime pick-me-up!

13. Cherry Coffee Roasters

Where: West Riverside

On the corner of Laurel and Upperline is this cute coffee hotspot. We recommend their trademark beverage the Stella which is a 1:1 ratio (espresso to water) iced americano. Sometimes it’s the only way to start the day.

14. 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.

15. 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.

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16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Pontilly Coffee

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Where: Gentilly

A neighborhood coffee shop with charm and a charitable mission! Pointily raises money for a faith-based addiction recovery center. We love the frappes available, and you can enjoy it on their outdoor seating area.

19. The Bean Gallery

Where: Mid-City

The Bean Gallery is a Mid-City staple at this point. Serving Turkish coffee and an awesome selection of teas that you can enjoy inside or out! The latte art is always on point at The Bean Gallery.

20. St. Coffee

Where: St. Claude/Bywater

You’ve got to check out St. Coffee, NOLA! There is awesome coffee on offer and incredible bites for lunch! This place is known for supporting local artists, selling their zines at their coffeehouse. They’ve also got some cute outdoor seating available!

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Featured Image: Cafe Beignet, New Orleans