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Where to find the best coffee in New Orleans

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Unlike the food and cocktail scenes, the modern coffee culture of New Orleans has been slower to emerge. Now, with Stumptown opening its latest outpost in the city’s Ace Hotel and other purveyors showcasing their coffee chops across the city, New Orleans is becoming a legitimate coffee destination. Here’s where to find the best coffee in New Orleans now.

Addiction Coffee
Serving coffee roasted locally by French Truck and pastries made by Maple Street Patisserie, this French Quarter shop serves iced teas and coffee (including a Nola-style option with chicory) as well as pourover and espresso drinks, including house specialties like Miss Tracy’s Addiction, which combines espresso, steamed coconut milk, steamed milk, warm honey and cayenne.

Arrow Cafe
Start your day at this charming Rampart Street café with espresso, locally made pastries and snacks and settle in with a topnotch selection of reading material.

Cherry Espresso Bar
This Uptown shop features a rotating mix of roasters across the country, and though they take their coffee seriously, the vibe is laid-back and inviting.

Coast Roast Coffee & Tea
Located in the beautiful St. Roch Market. Coast roasts its own coffee and serves traditional espresso drinks along with pourover and iced coffee.

French Truck Coffee
French Truck delivers roasted coffee around New Orleans and also has its own coffee shop on Magazine Street serving espresso.

With locations in the Garden District and Uptown, Hivolt serves coffee and espresso from Counter Culture, teas from Rishi and kombucha from Big Easy Bucha, along with a menu of breakfast and lunch items.

Mammoth Espresso
Opened by longtime barista Jonathan Riethmaier in the up-and-coming Warehouse District,  Mammoth features a Seraphim brewing system that’s built into the counter (similar to Modbar). Look for a menu of traditional drinks made with beans from Madcap.

With a striking industrial vibe, Revelator feels like a modern oasis among the historic spaces of New Orleans. A custom Slayer espresso machine turns out stellar drinks, while pourover is available via Chemex and tea is made via sleek chamber brewers.

Salon by Sucre
Sucre has long been a favorite spot for sweet treats, but with a sophisticated Modbar in place, it’s also become a coffee destination.

Solo Espresso
Located in a house in the 9th Ward, Solo turns out stellar espresso and drip coffee brewed via Chemex and Clever, along with pastries from Port City Pantry. Beans come from a range of roasters across the country.

This teensy shop smack dab in the middle of the French Quarter serves reliably delicious espresso and pourovers made with beans from roasters across the country.

Stumptown Coffee
Stumptown finally mades it way south with this gorgeous Roman & Williams-designed space in the Ace Hotel. The focus is on cold-brew, and in addition to traditional hot drinks, offerings include a coffee julep. Many of the new drinks are made using the “cold shot,” or cold brew served from Nitro taps.

Willa Jean
This is more of a full-on bakery and restaurant, but the coffee program (featuring Intelligentsia) is worth checking out, especially if you’re looking to grab some excellent food along with your caffeine.

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