New Orleans’s independent coffee shop scene has thrived in recent years, beginning with the arrival of third wave shops in the 2010s. Many neighborhood shops have become increasingly important to their neighborhoods in the last few years as well, providing resources like community printers, running their own community fridge, and hosting weekend art markets and fundraisers. There are those that roast their own beans, like French Truck and Congregation, and those that utilize locally-roasted brands to make inventive specialty drinks. The pandemic led to many shops expanding their offerings even further, hosting food pop-ups and selling pantry staples and produce boxes — some even offer delivery subscriptions.
Of course, it would be impossible to cover all of the city’s great coffee shops, so this map covers a sampling, from newcomers like Park Island Brew and Undergrowth to longtime favorites like the Bean Gallery and Who Dat. Whether you’re in need of some spiced cold brew, a frozen drink, a pour-over, a cafe au lait, or just a black cup of joe, these shops have you covered.
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