A local coffee roaster loved by the city’s restaurants and its home-delivery customers has opened its first shop in downtown New Orleans, replacing the recently-closed Pulp and Grind in the Warehouse District. It’s the second cafe for Congregation Coffee, which has had a roasting facility and shop in Algiers Point for over two years.
With Congregation’s expansion to the corner of Camp and Girod Streets comes an expanded food menu, with starters like coconut rice pudding, pickled greens on toast, and a fisherman’s breakfast of eggs baked in a smoked fish and tomato broth. For lunch, there’s a couple of delightful-sounding salads (a field pea salad lists roasted okra, summer squash relish, and a soft-boiled egg as components) and a few baguette sandwiches. A handful of those items will also be available daily in a grab-and-go case.
Eliot Guthrie and Ian Barrilleaux started Congregation Coffee in 2015 after working together at Cochon Butcher. The two focused on supplying local restaurants, and now sells its coffee to 35 favorites including Herbsaint, Couvant and Marjie’s Grill. After they opened the roasting facility in Algiers Point, customer demand quickly led to the addition of a cafe.
Pulp and Grind opened in the CBD four years ago as an offshoot of Satsuma, a popular cafe with locations Uptown on Maple Street and in the Bywater. Following its abrupt closure earlier this year, owners Cassi and Peter Dymond have opened a third Satsuma in the LGD’s Framework development at 1320 Magazine Street.
Congregation Coffee (644 Camp Street) is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with food available until 3 p.m. for now, and soon until 5 p.m. Check out the opening menu below.
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