Chilly temperatures getting you down? Coffee dates are the perfect place to warm up to your S/O with a hot drink.
Here are five of the best places in the city for a coffee date. Not a coffee drinker? Fear no more! Read further for alternative drink recommendations in case you don't need a caffeine buzz.
New Orleans staple coffee chain is the perfect, safe bet for a coffee date. Located scattered around the city, PJ's offers the basics assuring there is something for everyone. Their seasonal drinks offer something fun for the more adventurous coffee drinkers, like a King Cake Brew, and more apprehensive coffee drinkers can find something out of their extensive herbal tea collection.
4700 Freret Street and 1500 Magazine Street
Located on Freret and Magazine, this coffee shop is perfect for something hip and different. This big coffee shop full of free trade options gives diner their own space, but still feels cozy. This makes it a great spot for chatting with your special someone. Looking for a healthy caffeine boost? Try their Herba Mate Latte. You won't feel awake and rejuvenated, but filled with more antioxidants than from any normal latte.
Café du Monde
800 Decatur Street
Let's be honest…a cold day in New Orleans is not really that cold. If you are looking to sit outside go to the most famous place in town to grab a cup of joe, I mean, a cup of café au lait. Skip the line and massive amounts of tourists while you still can, and grab a beignet to wrap it all together.
Rue de la Course
1140 South Carrollton Avenue
If you are looking for a nice place to talk or catch up on some reading, head uptown to Rue de la Course. This lovely building with high ceilings located right on the trolley line is a great place to spend the afternoon. If you aren't looking to drink coffee, they have a great selection of pastries and sandwiches.
If you're in the suburbs, there's another, lesser known chain to check out is called Puccino's Coffee. They offer an extensive food and drink menu ranging from omelettes to fried chicken and frozen coffees to martinis. There is truly something for everyone. Check out their happy hour for a different way to warm up Monday - Friday 4-7PM.