To say we *love* coffee is an understatement—we LIVE for it (really we just can’t live without it). Coffee gets us through every single parent problem. The painfully early mornings. The toughest tantrums. The work deadlines. The awful round of kid sickness at the beginning of the school year. We turn to coffee for all of it.
And we love our local coffee shops *almost* as much as we love our coffee. We use them as an activity when we just HAVE to get the kids out of the house, as an office and as the perfect place to meet new mom friends for our “first date”.
We’ve rounded up our favorite coffee spots in NOLA and we’ve got a place for everyone – hipster moms, French moms, moms who wish they were French… these are the spots you’ll find us!
District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. @districtdonuts
Bring the littles along and keep them happy with insanely delicious and creative donuts (from PB & J, choco milk to funfetti) while mama enjoys her nitro cold brew (and mimosa donut). Be sure to check out their instagram for a sneak peak of all the daily donut flavors.
French Truck Coffee @frenchtruck
Indulge in the best iced coffee cold brew and avocado toast, hands down, at this friendly neighborhood (yellow) coffee shop. Lots of room and nice outside seating to bring the whole crew. Easy stroller ramp access too.
Cherry Espresso Bar @cherry_coffee_nola
We love this charming and cozy spot. Craving a bagel? You can find favorite Steins bagels here. Then take the pup and kids across the street to run out some of that energy at Wisner dog park and playground.
The French Library @french_library
Did you know that there is a coffee cafe tucked away here? Yes, really! It doesn’t get kid-friendlier than this adorable french bookstore with a nice play area for the bebes. Come during story time to share an espresso with other mamas and pick up birthday presents for all the upcoming social events your kiddo has.
Hot spot to refuel and grab a tasty bite for breakfast or lunch. Super cool atmosphere to set up shop and get some work done, or bring a book to read while you break from the kids.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters @stumptowncoffee
Staycation anyone? The perfect downtown retreat set inside the ultra hip Ace Hotel. You will love escaping to this gem roasting up one of the best cups of joe you’ve ever sipped. Awesome people watching too.
La Boulangerie @laboulangerienola
Step into Paris with this quintessential french bakery and cafe. One of our favorite go-tos for so many reasons from the mouthwatering croissants and savory quiches to the sweet muffins and cookies. Don’t leave without picking up a loaf of fresh bread.
Did we miss your favorite? Where do you go for your coffee fix?
(all images taken from coffee shops instagram pages or by the Mama Fix team)