1829 Sophie Wright Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 324-8818
Status: Certified Open
Cultured coffee-addicts take note, Hivolt Coffee is now open in the Lower Garden District. After two days of testing the waters, owner Benji Lee? also of Le Saint, and a member of Supagroup? and chef/wife Laura have officially opened for business, serving third wave coffee and breakfast/lunch/smoothies on the healthier side. Hivolt specializes in vegan/vegetarian fare as much as they do fancypants coffee, but fear not, team meat and dairy, there's still at least one grass fed beef breakfast option on the board awaiting your shark teeth, as well as a killer housemade ricotta. The build out is a beauty, with the 20+ year vacant building now transformed into a sleek cafe with a black and white tiled bar, exposed brick, flooring the Flinstones would be jealous of, a five station pour over bar, lots of modern lighting, and an Oji drip from Japan that looks something like a modern sculpture/crystal ball mind reading contraption.
Hours: Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m to 2 p.m.
Previous Coverage: 4/16/13, 9/11/13
Further Reading: The Advocate, Sprudge
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