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Topic: Coffee in New Orleans (5 msgs / 204 lines)
1) From: Angelo
I have some friends going to the Jazzfest in N'awlins this weekend, 
and they need to know about good coffee shops. Any recommendations?

2) From: John Blumel
On May 2, 2006, at 12:37 pm, Angelo wrote:
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I haven't really kept up to date on NO lately and I'm not sure if  
Jazz Fest is being held at the fair grounds this year or somewhere  
else, but there used to be a nice coffee shop near the fair grounds,  
just off Esplanade on ... Ponce De Leon St (had to check the map,  
there used to be the world's smallest Whole Foods on the corner but I  
think that closed after they built the one Uptown) called Fair  
Grounds (or something like that). I have no idea if it is open. There  
was also a nice restaurant right near there (on Esplanade) called  
Cafe Degas but I don't know if it is open either.
There's a place in the French Quarter called Royal Blend Coffee &  
Tea, which had a reputation for good coffee. Even if the coffee isn't  
great, the ambiance is nice enough:
  http://www.royalblendcoffee.com/There are (or at least were) many CC's and PJ's around the city but I  
always thought their coffee was relatively mediocre at best.
There are (or were) a few La Madelaines around town which have decent  
brewed coffee and  food (and just about the only french pastries in  
NO). As I recall, there is a location on the North corner of Jackson  
Square in the FQ and one not too far out St. Charles Ave.
Obviously, there is Cafe du Monde on the East corner of Jackson  
Square but, unless they really want the beignets, it's not worth a  
trip for the coffee, maybe for the atmosphere.
That's all that I can think of at the moment and it's been a while  
since I left NO. Of course, there were any number of other coffee  
shops Uptown and around the French Quarter, but none that I could  
recommend by name from memory, which should not be taken as a  
condemnation of them all.
John Blumel

3) From: John Blumel
On May 2, 2006, at 1:46 pm, John Blumel wrote:
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A little web searching and indicates I was slightly off on the name.  
It is called Fair Grinds and it is apparently officially closed, but  
sort of open:
  http://www.fairgrinds.com/Not sure what that means for Jazz Fest attendees.
John Blumel

4) From: Sandy Andina
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Is Morning Call in the Jax Brewery complex still there? I remember  
good au lait and beignets with much shorter lines than at either CDM  
location. Of course, this was over ten years ago.
On May 2, 2006, at 12:46 PM, John Blumel wrote:
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Sandy
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Is Morning Call in the Jax =
Brewery complex still there? I remember good au lait and beignets with =
much shorter lines than at either CDM location. Of course, this was over =
ten years ago.
On May 2, 2006, at 12:46 PM, John Blumel =
wrote:
On May 2, 2006, at 12:37 pm, = Angelo wrote: = I have some friends going = to the Jazzfest in N'awlins this weekend, and they need to know about = good coffee shops. Any recommendations? I = haven't really kept up to date on NO lately and I'm not sure if Jazz = Fest is being held at the fair grounds this year or somewhere else, but = there used to be a nice coffee shop near the fair grounds, just off = Esplanade on ... Ponce De Leon St (had to check the map, there used to = be the world's smallest Whole Foods on the corner but I think that = closed after they built the one Uptown) called Fair Grounds (or = something like that). I have no idea if it is open. There was also a = nice restaurant right near there (on Esplanade) called Cafe Degas but I = don't know if it is open either. There's a place in the French = Quarter called Royal Blend Coffee & Tea, which had a reputation for = good coffee. Even if the coffee isn't great, the ambiance is nice = enough:   http://www.royalblendcoffee.com/There are (or at least were) many CC's and PJ's = around the city but I always thought their coffee was relatively = mediocre at best. There are (or were) a few La Madelaines around town = which have decent brewed coffee and = food (and just about the only french pastries in NO). As I = recall, there is a location on the North corner of Jackson Square in the = FQ and one not too far out St. Charles Ave. Obviously, = there is Cafe du Monde on the East corner of Jackson Square but, unless = they really want the beignets, it's not worth a trip for the coffee, = maybe for the atmosphere. That's all that I can think of = at the moment and it's been a while since I left NO. Of course, there = were any number of other coffee shops Uptown and around the French = Quarter, but none that I could recommend by name from memory, which = should not be taken as a condemnation of them all. John = Blumel homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-18-781841705--

5) From: John Blumel
On May 2, 2006, at 1:59 pm, Sandy Andina wrote:
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According to Citysearch, a couple of locations in Metairie but no  
longer in the FQ.
John Blumel


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