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New Orleans: Cafe Envie

Name: Cafe Envie (no web page) Location: 1241 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA Rating: 2+

The last stop on my coffee tour of New Orleans was Cafe Envie. I had higher hopes for the coffee here based on the reasonably good things my brother had told me about their operation. In full-disclosure, my brother, [...]

New Orleans: CC’s Community Coffee House

Name: CC’s Community Coffee House Location: 941 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA (and other Louisiana locations) Rating: 2

Of all the cafes I visited in the French Quarter during my visit to New Orleans, CC’s Community Coffee House most closely resembles what I imagine people have come to expect in a cafe, given [...]

New Orleans: Cafe Du Monde

Name: Cafe Du Monde Location: French Market, 800 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA (and other locations) Rating: 2 (but definitely go for the beignets!)

As touristy as it is, a trip to New Orleans wouldn’t be complete without a wait in line for beignets and chicory coffee at Café Du Monde. This place [...]

New Orleans: Royal Blend

Name: Royal Blend Coffee and Tea Location: 621 Royal Street and 244 Metairie Road, New Orleans, LA Rating: 2

The day I visited Royal Blend (the Royal Street location) was cold, overcast and threatening of rain. Yet, somehow this tucked away little courtyard of a café – complete with wifi – still seemed [...]

New Orleans: La Boucherie

Name: La Boucherie Coffee House Location: 399 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA Rating: 2

For my first foray into New Orleans coffee, I managed to convince my family to convene one morning at La Boucherie. Part of my motivation was the hearty, fairly tasty breakfast that La Boucherie allegedly served. It was [...]

Nothing Easy About Finding (Good) Coffee in New Orleans

My family (wife and daughter plus parents, brother and his partner) spent the Christmas holiday together in New Orleans. We indulged in touristy endeavors – a stroll along the river, the Natchez River cruise, the Audobon Zoo, the Aquarium, and wandering around the French Quarter. We ate some great food including beignets at Cafe [...]