The Top 12 Best Coffee Shops in New Orleans


Nothing beats the atmosphere of an independent coffee shop, and New Orleans is full of them. A freshly brewed cup of joe and locally made pastries are the formula for productivity. Students, professionals, and coffee enthusiasts gather at the most popular shops around the city daily. Latte or cold brew lover, the coffee scene is sure to energize everyone.

Mojo Coffee House

Mojo Coffee House serves a cozy atmosphere alongside its delicious locally sourced blends and pastries. Both locations on Magazine Street and Freret Street are busy local hangout spots. Drip coffee, espresso cocktails, breakfast dishes, and free wifi please every customer who walks in.

Cherry Coffee Roasters

Cherry Coffee Roasters in Uptown, New Orleans, is a hipster’s dream. The interior boasts exposed brick, industrial decor, and a lively atmosphere. All coffee is roasted in-house — the lattes are as tasty as beautiful. When in season, the matcha lemonade and lavender latte are a must-try.

Backatown Coffee Parlour

Enjoy high-quality expresso and coffee, loose-leaf teas, and fresh-baked pastries at Backatown Coffee Parlour. The cafe in the Treme is spacious and full of natural light, ideal for those wishing to get some work or studying done.

Mammoth Espresso

Mammoth Espresso is a funky space in the New Orleans Warehouse District. The patterned tile and bright furniture are just as energetic as the espresso offerings. Those looking for something less intense will enjoy the hot and iced tea menu.

French Truck Coffee

The bright yellow exterior of every French Truck Coffee location is hard to miss. Grab a fresh cup of joe or luxe tea at one of the seven locations in New Orleans. All locations offer plenty of seating and a bright interior ideal for working remotely.

The Bean Gallery

The Bean Gallery is Mid-City’s favorite spot to grab a specialty coffee and catch up with friends. Inside, the decor is homey, and the baristas are welcoming. Indoor and outdoor seating allows larger groups to gather with plenty of space.

Rue De La Course

Inside a historic bank building lives Rue De La Course, one of New Orleans’ original coffeehouses. The ambient atmosphere matches the unique architecture and Uptown regulars that adorn the space. Visitors can enjoy the coffee, tea, and small bites well into the evening.

Envie Espresso Bar and Cafe

Envie Espresso Bar and Cafe lives in a corner building on Decatur in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter neighborhood. The cafe has been a staple for almost a decade. Locals and visitors can grab freshly brewed coffee from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every week.

Pontilly Coffee

Grab a drink and support a mission at Pontilly Coffee in Gentilly. The shop raises money for Bethel Family House by serving fresh kolaches and hot and iced coffees and teas. Each month, Pontilly Coffee hosts live music artists and group gatherings.

Who Dat Coffee Cafe

Who Dat Coffee Cafe is the place to go for a bustling environment with a cozy feeling. Baristas craft cold brew, hot coffee, chai, and espresso drinks to perfection. As the morning ends, the coffee bar serves mimosas, bloody marys, and coffee cocktails.

Coffee Science

Explore unusual flavor pairings, farm-fresh goods, and a community-centered environment all in one place. Coffee Science resides on New Orleans’ iconic Canal Street, making it an easy stop for locals and tourists. On Sundays, the cafe hosts pop-ups for local crafters, artists, and bakers.

Cafe Du Monde

A coffee shop tour in New Orleans wouldn’t be complete without stopping by Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter. The shop’s café au lait is renowned worldwide for good reason. Pair the hot milky coffee with powdered sugar-coated beignets for a classic New Orleans feast.

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