Whether you feel for some cold brew, a frozen coffee, a cafe au lait, a pour-over, or just a cup of joe, there is a coffee shop for you on every corner in New Orleans. While the coffee culture is fairly new in the city, there is a wide range of spots where you can enjoy a good cup and some quiet time with free Wi-Fi and a comfy couch.

Of course, the city’s unique architecture created some unique, often quirky spots which now occupy coffee shops and coffee roasters, often decorated with local art and crafts. The quality of the coffee is ensured by a number of local roasters who bring fair trade, often organic coffee from different parts of the world.

1. District Donuts & Coffee Bar

District Donuts & Coffee Bar
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District Donuts and Coffee Bar is a chain of donut bakeries that offer 100 different kinds of donuts, totally made in house, including sprinkles. They also offer sliders and light meals such as salads and burgers and superb coffee produced by their own brand Cool Kids Coffee Roasters. Everything they offer is made fresh to order for each client. Besides their biscuits and buns, which are baked fresh every day, they source meats bred, raised, and fed the natural way. They partner with local farmer's markets and Louisiana vendors. Their New Orleans shop is small and cozy, with a few tables outside where guests can enjoy the perfect combination: good coffee with delicious donuts.

5637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-313-1316

2. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
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Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is one of the most popular coffeehouse in town, in part because they serve fantastic fair trade coffee from their partners from Central and South America, but also because of its quirky, fun atmosphere. This colorful bright space can easily become a home away from home where you can grab one of their fresh pastries or pressed sandwich while checking your facebook, gossiping with friends or working on the school paper. It has several cozy nooks for reading and front and back porches, perfect for sitting while sipping your latte, eating a hot soup with a piece of in-house made bread and watching people passing by. Fair Grinds has three location in New Orleans.

3133 Ponce De Leon St, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-913-9072

3. Hivolt

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HiVolt Coffee is bright, modern coffeehouse in New Orleans’ Garden District. The walls are covered with the original local art, some of it hanging from the ceiling. Hivolt serves a range of gourmet coffees and breakfast and lunch dishes, with the menu that includes many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items. Everything is made fresh from natural local ingredients. Besides getting a great shot of espresso, you can also enjoy a fast wifi and a nice atmosphere, perfectly comfortable for chatting with friends or doing a bit of work on your computer. There are a few tables on the sidewalk if you feel for some people-watching.

1829 Sophie Wright Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-324-8818

4. Spitfire Coffee

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Located on a quiet side street in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter, two-minute walk from Jackson Square, Spitfire is a tiny nook serving all the trendy pour-over and espresso drinks, as well as their own signature drinks with a touch of Bittermens bitters and shrubs. For those who like it hot, there is a Hellfire Mocha, laced with Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub. You might want to try their Brown Butter Mocha, Las Tres Flores, and Cuban Cortado. There are plenty of iced brews too. With only four tables, most people take their drinks and keep strolling through the charming streets. There is always some impromptu concert going on.

627 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 225-384-0655

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5. The Orange Couch

The Orange Couch
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Stylish and modern, the Orange Couch is a popular local coffeehouse in Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Small and cozy, it feels like a welcoming living room, with comfortable couches and armchairs and small tables where young folks work on their computers, chat with friends and enjoy hot or cold coffee beverage. There is something for everyone, including more exotic mixes such as Vietnamese drip coffee with condensed milk. There are only eight tables and a few more on the sidewalk and they are full most of the time. They offer pastries, cookies, bagels, ice creams and light eats with their coffees. The café is a popular local gathering spot and there is often an impromptu jazz concert.

2339 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117, Phone: 504-267-7327

6. Cafe Du Monde French Market

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Café du Monde is an iconic New Orleans café about a minute walk from French Market and Shops of the Colonade. The café is world-famous for its delicious beignets, café au lait or chicory café since 1862.. Large, mostly open-air space with the charming French flare is always packed with tourists and always means 24 hours a day – Café du Monde does not close. It is a must see place when visiting New Orleans so people do not mind waiting, and the beignets are so delicious the wait is well-worth it. It is also great place for people-watching, one of the New Orleans most popular pastimes.

800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-525-4544

7. Envie Espresso Bar & Cafe

Envie Espresso Bar & Cafe
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Envie Espresso Bar and Cafe coffeehouse is located just a short walk from the famous French Market. It is charming and colorful, elegant and friendly at the same time. It is the place equally popular with locals and tourists, with sidewalk seating perfect for people-watching. Envie serves breakfast and lunch, great assortment of coffee drinks, fresh pastries and drinks from a full bar. Their breakfasts are known as great hangover cure, but the menu has something for everyone, from lox and bagels to all sorts of burgers. Envie opened the second café just down the street.

1241 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-524-3689

8. CC's Coffee House

CC's Coffee House
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What started in 1995 as a new kind of coffee house in the heart of New Orleans grew into a well-known chain of popular shops with 38 locations all over the country. CC’s Coffee has a reputation for knowledgeable and friendly local baristas serving excellent coffee drinks in a modern, welcoming atmosphere. All their shops are known for the award-winning beverages and freshly baked pastries and light meals. Their signature drink is frozen Mochasippi®, but they have a large range of carefully selected coffee blends, smoothies and teas in all their shops. Currently they have three coffee houses in New Orleans, so you can get your CC’s Coffee House fix wherever you are staying.

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9. Drip Affogato Bar

Drip Affogato Bar
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Drip Affogato Bar® is a dessert/coffee shop in the New Orleans Warehouse District offering something new in the city known for some of the best coffee shops in the world: a perfect combination of coffee and ice cream in endless variations. Affogato is a popular Italian dessert often seen in Italian coffee houses – a hot espresso poured over gelato. Affogato goes one step further: they offer creative pairing of different kinds of coffee and ice creams. Home-made ice creams come from the local Creole Creamery with flavors such as Tahitian vanilla bean, stracciatella with chocolate shavings, or Vietnamese iced coffee. Affogato flavors include Tiramisu, Bananas Foster, Cookie Monster, Vietnamese Coffee, Matcha, and "The Classique" – the way the Italians are doing it. They've also offer a "Build Your Own" option for the adventurous. Their flagship shop in New Orleans is a tiny, narrow very modern spot, but they have big expansion plans.

703 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70113, Phone: 504-313-1611

10. HEY Caf & Coffee Roastery

HEY Caf & Coffee Roastery
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Hey! Is a New Orleans coffee roasting company that imports and roasts the best coffee in the world from Colombia, Mexico, Honduras and Ethiopia. Roasting them individually has enabled them to bring out the unique complex aromas and tastes of each origin. They monitor the roast from start to completion with full manual control and temperature profiling system. Producing small batch size allows them a more adventurous exploration of each coffee - faster bean heating during the rapid development of coffee after first crack, and then near-immediate cooling of beans after the roast. The staff who roast the coffee at the roaster also serve the coffee at the attached Hey! Cafe. The smells are out of this world. All their coffees are available for purchase. They also offer tea and pastries and some delicious donuts.

4332 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

11. The Bean Gallery

The Bean Gallery
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The Bean Gallery is a popular mid-City's specialty coffee shop since 2007. Spacious and welcoming, it is a pleasant spot where locals come for their favorite coffee beverage, a fresh pastries or light meal like lox and bagel. Most guests are trying to do a bit of work on their computer, chatting with friends or having a quick networking meeting. The walls are covered with the original artwork from local artists offered for sale and the communication board has notices of available jobs, local activities, lost dogs and other locally important news. The range of available coffees is huge, from Turkish coffee to espresso and everything in between. The best seats are outside on the spacious deck.

637 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-324-8176

12. Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop

Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop
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Flora Gallery and Coffee Shop is a funky local coffeehouse in Faubourg Marigny neighborhood known for its lively, quirky atmosphere, vintage furniture, plenty of offbeat art on the walls and a nice variety of eats to go with their excellent coffee. Expect anything from quesadillas to quiche. Small tables inside and outside in the shade of old trees in the lush garden are usually packed, especially on Thursday night when they have piano night. It is a nice blend of typical New Orleans coffeehouse and a charming Parisian café. .

2600 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117, Phone: 504-947-8358

13. French Truck Coffee

French Truck Coffee
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French Truck Coffee is a New Orleans craft coffee roaster and coffee shop in the Lower Garden District known for only roasting to-order, ensuring freshest, high quality product. French Truck Coffee has been a staple coffee supplier of New Orleans’ restaurants and cafes since 2012, Their Garden District café is located in a cute yellow house, cheerful and colorful, offering beverages ranging from specialty coffee and tea, very popular iced coffee and a large menu of light breakfast and lunch dishes. Don’t forget to take a bag or two of freshly roasted coffee beans with you after you finish your meal.

1200 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-509-5215

14. Cafe Bon Ami

Cafe Bon Ami
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Cafe Bon Ami is an espresso bar located in the New Orleans Central Business District in a beautifully decorated modern space with exposed brick walls, high ceiling and sleek furniture. Café Bon Ami offers excellent espresso, coffee, latte, cappuccino, cortado, americano, cold brew, tea and mocha from New York’s Cafe Grumpy and locally made pastries and treats from Gracious Bakery, Girls Gone Vegan, Acalli Chocolate, and Second Line Snacks. The café occupies a building constructed in 1858 as a cotton exchange. Visitors can step into one of the original vaults that were preserved during the renovation.

822 Perdido St e, New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: 504-962-7374

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15. Avenue cafe

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The Avenue Cafe is a neighborhood cafe and coffee roaster in New Orleans Lower Garden District serving locally-roasted coffee, salads, sandwiches, sweet and savory pies and pastries and many vegan and gluten-free dishes. The shop is small but cozy, with lot of local art on the walls and small tables crammed close together, but the atmosphere is friendly and the place is almost always packed with folks who stopped by to use their fast free wifi, a cup of café au lait or a beer – it is one of the rare coffee shops in town that have fully stocked bar. Interestingly, their TV almost constantly shows international soccer games.

1907 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-301-2097

16. Cafe Luna

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A fireplace, fully stocked bookshelves, curtains, plush sofas, armchairs and lot of eclectic art on the walls make Café Luna feel more like a cozy old-fashioned parlor than a lively,, busy coffee shop. If you come with your dog, you can sit on the porch or in the garden under the shade of ancient oaks and share your delicious loaded croissant or bagel with your best friend. The place is a popular local gathering spot and their weekend brunch is a social event. All food is made from scratch in-house. Their coffee comes from Orleans Coffee, Congregation Coffee, Hey! Cafe and French Truck Coffee. The pastries are supplied by Maple Street Patisserie, Shake Sugary, Gracious Bakery and Girls Gone Vegan.

802½ Nashville Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, Phone: 504-333-6833

17. Cherry Coffee Roasters

Cherry Coffee Roasters
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Located inside an old firehouse, Cherry Espresso Bar is tucked into a charming Uptown neighborhood. It is sleek and modern, with dark walls and delicious cherry red corner velvet banquette, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street and potted orchids. It is quiet and relaxed, and many people come for a bit of work on their computer while enjoying their favorite kind of java. Cherry has another more lively location on Laurel street. Their focus is authenticity of the coffee they serve. They follow it from the plants that produce it, the location where it is grown and picked, where and how it is processed. Cherry Coffee Roasters pays tribute to all hands that contribute to the perfect cup of coffee you are enjoying. If you are interested in learning more, you can order a flight of espresso or coffee and see the difference between different blends. You can also enjoy some of their light gourmet meals with your coffee.

1581 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-267-4722

18. Congregation Coffee Roasters

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Congregation Coffee Roasters is a coffee roasting company supplying a large number of restaurants and cafes in New Orleans with high quality freshly roasted coffee. They opened their first café in Algiers Point in 2017 with the goal of getting better known to coffee aficionados who liked their coffee but did not know where it came from. While the first shop was located across the river from the bustling French Quarter, their second shop opened recently in the Central Business District, closer to the restaurants they supply. The new shop is small but cozy and welcoming and although it is new and modern, it has that timeless feel of coffeehouses in New Orleans. The focus is on uniqueness of each coffee they serve, depending on its origin, but they also serve light meals and pastries.

644 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-265-0194

19. DeVille Coffee House & Creperie

DeVille Coffee House & Creperie
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DeVille Coffee House and Creperie is a charming, very romantic hole-in-the-wall spot on two levels at one end of the French Quarter. Their barista is an artist when it comes to coffee beans, supported by space-age machines, but making each cup a piece of art. Their crepes come in sweet and savory version, with popular fillings such as spinach, egg and cheese, or Nutella banana. Light and fluffy, the crapes are made while each guest watches and plated beautifully so it is almost pity to dig in and disturb the artistry. If you want to take them out, they will make them in a cone to make eating less messy.

2045 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-324-5633

20. Monkey Monkey Coffee and Tea

Monkey Monkey Coffee and Tea
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Located in the former hookah bar in New Orleans Mid-City, Monkey Monkey Coffee and Tea is bright, spacious corner cafe with high ceilings, colorful chairs, flower vases on tables and a cozy couch for enjoying your latte, tea or frozen cold-brewed coffee in total comfort. They also offer muffins and mini-cupcakes, breakfast items and salads and sandwiches for lunch, all made in-house from scratch. The place is always packed with folks doing a bit of work on their computers, having a brainstorming meeting with coworkers or reading a book on their tablets while sipping their favorite kind of java.

4641 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-324-4899

21. Arrow Cafe

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Located in the heart of French Quarter, right next to Louis Armstrong Park, Arrow Cafe is a quirky, colorful coffee shop that uses Four Barrel coffee beans for their espresso drinks. Called a coffee shop, the space is also an antique store, a bike shop and an art gallery, filled to bursting with funky decorative items that easily take guests’ attention from their delicious coffee beverages. The atmosphere is laid-back and perfect for reading or working on a computer, with mismatched wooden chairs and slatted tables that would fit in the park across the street. Besides coffee, they serve a range of lose-leaf teas and freshly baked pastries.

628 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: 504-410-5647

22. Zotz Cafe

Zotz Cafe
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In New Orleans, the city with so many amazing, unique and often quirky coffee shops, Zotz Café manages to stand out. Funky, spooky and slightly Gothic with a touch of voodoo, Zotz café is dark and almost cave-like, filled with comfortable couches and sofas, mismatched chairs and different nooks where guests can sip their beverage of choice while exploring the diverse art on the walls. Their coffee is locally roasted by Orleans Coffee Roasters, known for their Certified Organic and Fair Trade. The milk comes from Klenpeter Dairy. The fresh pastries come from local bakeries such as Maple St. Patisserie and Breads on Oak. They have great choice of teas and have several vegetarian and vegan pastries.

8210 Oak St #2042, New Orleans, LA 70118, Phone: 504-861-2224

23. Coffee Science

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Coffee Science is an espresso and coffee bar on S. Broad Street near the courthouse, located in the beautifully renovated 100-year old shotgun house the city was ready to tear down. It is bright, colorful and spacious, with large porch and garden in the back, and the best coffee their space-age machines can make. It helps that they use coffee roasted in the best local roasters such as Congregation Coffee, Hey! Cafe, Mojo Coffee House and French Truck Coffee. They also serve fresh donuts and pastries, cold sandwiches and ready-made salads. While fairly new, Coffee Science is quickly becoming a community hangout where neighbors could walk in and know most of guests.

410 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-814-0878

24. The Station

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The Station is a relaxed, low-key coffee house in New Orleans’ Mid-City, just steps from Lafitte Greenway and the streetcar line. The space is cozy and bright and all furniture is hand-made from reclaimed wood by a local artist. Each chair and table is unique. The Station offers a range of caffeinated drinks – hot and frozen coffees and teas, freshly baked sweet and savory pastries, pies, muffins and cakes and delicious sandwiches. . Coffee Shop sells their own locally roasted coffee beans, and has a good selection of gluten free & vegan cakes. They have a small gift shop selling gifts, cards & souvenirs.

4400 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-309-4548

25. Treme Coffeehouse

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Brghtly colored and spacious, with exposed brick walls covered with local art, Treme Coffeeehouse is a quaint mom-and-pop neighborhood spot in the historic Treme neighborhood at the edge of French Quarter. It is known for great espresso drinks and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Comfortable plush couches and social games such as chess encourage lingering and socializing. They serve local coffee made from fair trade beans roasted by Orleans Coffee Exchange. They also serve aromatic teas and tisanes, La Louisiane Bakery's pastries, bagels and bread, as well as Boar's Head meats & cheeses. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try their classic New Orleans Snoballs.

1501 St Philip St, New Orleans, LA 70116, Phone: 504-218-8663

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