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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Coffee & Dessert 

Coffee & Dessert

ADRIAN'S BAKERY
2016 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 875-4302; 4710 Paris Ave., (504) 282-2283; www.adrians-bakery.com
The bakery offers donuts, eclairs, pastries, turtles, doberge squares and custom cakes. Praline cake is similar to a pound cake with praline topping. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ANGELO BROCATO
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com
Sicilian cannoli are stuffed with ricotta cheese, chocolate chips and citron. Blood orange sorbet is made on site with fresh blood oranges, sugar and water. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THE BEAN GALLERY
637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176; www.facebook.com/thebeangallery
The bagels and lox sandwich features smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese and red onion on a bagel. The Caprese panino is stuffed with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes and comes with grapes, chips or potato salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

BITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS 725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com
The chocolate pecan bourbon tart is drizzled with extra chocolate and toasted Louisiana pecans. The salted caramel cupcake features Tahitian vanilla batter with salted caramel mousse, caramel buttercream frosting and a sprinkle of sea salt. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BLUE DOT DONUTS
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866; www.bluedotdonuts.com
Popular donut flavors include red velvet, wedding cake and peanut butter and jelly. For extra debauchery, try a donut ice cream sandwich, made with a choice of donut, toppings and ice cream from New Orleans Ice Cream Co. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CC'S COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com
CC's serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks and teas, as well as pastries, cookies, scones, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

CAFE D'CAPPUCCINO
4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com
The Texas barbecue smoky chicken wrap special combines barbecued chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato in a tortilla. The grilled chicken Caesar wrap features marinated grilled chicken, lettuce, Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese in a wheat tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE DU MONDE Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com
Cafe du Monde serves its signature beignets loaded with powdered sugar. Wash them down with a cafe au lait or iced coffee. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

CAMPBELL'S COFFEE & TEA
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com
Campbell's offers an array of coffees micro-roasted on site, as well as sandwiches by Columbia Street Natural Market and house-baked pastries such as muffin tops and cinnamon rolls. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE
1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 231-7606; 1950 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 110, Harvey, (504) 267-4764; 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 322-2118 This frozen yogurt emporium offers gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, kosher, nonfat and low-fat options. Featured frozen yogurt flavors include sea salt caramel pretzel and mango sorbet. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COLD STONE  CREAMERY 
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington (985) 871-1470; www.coldstonecreamery.com
The Hot for Cookie is a warm medley of chocolate chip cookie and cookie dough, French vanilla ice cream, whipped topping and chocolate shavings. The Birthday Cake Remix combines cake batter ice cream, fudge, rainbow sprinkles and a brownie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE CREOLE CREAMERY
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com
These parlors make their own ice cream in a variety of artisanal flavors and serve old-fashioned sundaes, floats and banana splits. King cake ice cream has a cinnamon base and includes chunks of king cake dough swirled with Mardi Gras colors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CROISSANT D'OR
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663;  www.croissantdornola.com
Almond croissants are buttery, flaky pastries filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. The broccoli and ham bechamel is a warm sandwich with bechamel sauce and melted cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE
3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
Local coffee flavor options include praline, Southern pecan and king cake. The French Press salad combines grilled chicken, pecans, raisins, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette on a bed of spinach. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GAMBINO'S BAKERY
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com
Gambino's has provided sweet treats to locals for more than 60 years. Specialty cakes like Cupid's Red Velvet cake and fudge pecan brownie cakes remain perennial favorites. French bread and muffuletta sandwiches are available as well. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HAAGEN-DAZS Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 378-2624; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5418; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., (504) 523-3566; www.haagendazs.com
The lemon sorbet is a sweet and zesty treat. The vanilla waffle cone sundae is drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with roasted almonds. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

HAYDEL'S BAKERY
4037 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com
Traditional and specialty king cakes are available all year around. The Cajun kringle is an oval of flaky pastry with praline filling topped with caramel icing and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE KUPCAKE FACTORY
800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, (504) 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 464-8884; 911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 570-6420; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com
Wedding cake is a popular cupcake flavor. Lemon-lemon cupcakes feature lemon cake and lemon frosting. Red velvet cupcakes are topped with cream cheese icing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DIVINA GELATERIA
621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; 3005 Magazine St., (504) 342-2634; Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, (504) 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com
Bourbon pecan is a popular gelato flavor. The blueberry-basil sorbetto is made from fresh blueberries and homegrown basil. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DOLCE NOLA
200 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com
Homemade artisan gelati includes such flavors as blood orange, balsamic strawberry and goat yogurt with cranberry, fig compote, honey and strawberry. Fresh-baked challah bread is available on Fridays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE
5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com
The fleur de lis panino includes oven-roasted turkey, smoked Gouda, asparagus and apple butter spread on a grilled ciabatta baguette or multigrain or wheat bread. The chicken avocado wrap features an herb-garlic, spinach, tomato-basil or wheat tortilla filled with a grilled chicken breast, avocado, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and mango vinaigrette and is topped with fresh fruit relish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, (504) 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com
Choose ice cream, sorbet, low-fat yogurt or sugar-free ice cream, add some mix-ins (fruits, nuts, cookies and candy) and watch them get mixed together on a cold marble slab. Cherries Jubilee features sweet cream ice cream with cherries and graham crackers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244 Mojo's menu includes specialty coffee drinks like the Milky Way, made with Smith Creamery Milk. The strawberry mint scones are baked locally. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

MORNING CALL
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Generations of New Orleans-area coffee drinkers have started the day or ended a long night at Morning Call. Beignets are made with the same recipe used when it opened in 1870, and donuts are hand-rolled and cut. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

NOLA BEANS
762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com
The Argonne combines roasted turkey, Havarti, sprouts, avocado and tomatoes and is available as a sandwich or wrap. The Spanish Fort salad features romaine lettuce dressed with avocado ranch and topped with avocado, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, corn and black beans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NONNA RANDAZZO ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE
2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com
Nonna's house specialties include chocolate eclairs and cannoli, featuring house-made filling and shells. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ORANGE COUCH
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com
The Mocha Masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spice. A popular dessert treat is Japanese mochi ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PJ'S COFFEE Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com
PJ's serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks including cold-dripped iced coffee. Shops also offer granita, an icy, smooth frozen coffee drink, pastries, cookies and other baked goods. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE PEACEBAKER
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; www.thepeacebaker.com
Vegan eclairs are filled with chocolate custard and topped with a chocolate glaze. The vegan cinnamon rolls are topped with a vanilla bean glaze. The vegan and gluten-free PeaceBaker handpie features house-made seasonal fruit filling in a flaky crust. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PETITE CUPCAKES & EVENTS
2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suit A9, Gretna, (504) 233-3020; www.petite-cupcakes.com
The King Cake cup cake is topped with cream cheese icing and gold, green and purple sprinkles. The Verry Berry Strawberry is a golden vanilla cake filled with strawberries and topped with cream cheese frosting and strawberry drizzle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PINKBERRY
300 Canal St., (504) 899-4260; 3460 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 612-7306; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com
Order the chocolate hazelnut yogurt with roasted hazelnuts and hazelnut wafer roll cookies on top. Pair the grapefruit Pinkberry with grapefruit-basil puree, caramelized almonds and grapefruit pieces. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards and checks. $

PUCCINO'S COFFEEHOUSE
Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie,(504) 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; www.lovepuccinos.com
The smoked salmon BLT includes smoked salmon, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and Puccino's tangy remoulade spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PURE YOGURT CULTURE
8108 Hampson St., (504) 864-8108; www.pureyocult.com The satsuma is a popular flavor among the many yogurts here. The Original Pure Tart flavor is made using nonfat, kosher-certified yogurt. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779;621 Royal St., (504) 523-2716; www.royalblendcoffee.com
The Harvest salad combines dried cranberries, onion, feta cheese, pecans, tomatoes, roasted corn and honey-balsamic vinaigrette. The Executive club sandwich features turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SOUND CAFE
2700 Chartres St., (504) 947-4477 Sliced apples and brie are served on a sesame, everything or plain bagel. A variety of quiches are available, including asparagus and spinach. Ham and cheddar cheese is served on a toasted croissant. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sun. Credit cards $

STILL PERKIN'
The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 899-0335; www.stillperkinneworleans.com
Still Perkin' offers an assortment of specialty coffee drinks including chicory coffee. Baked goods include breakfast pastries, brioche buns and bagels. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SWEET NOLA CUPCAKES
7901 Earhart Blvd., (504) 309-7109 Strawberry cupcakes are made with fresh strawberries and topped with strawberry meringue. Popular cake flavors include vanilla, almond and chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE SWEET PALATE
519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150; www.thesweetpalate.com
Rich dark chocolate coats a hazelnut praline infused with "pop-rocks." Pistachio gelato is made in house and served in a handmade cone. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Z'OTZ COFFEEHOUSE
8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224 Flaky croissants are stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. A portobello and mozzarella sandwich is served on a warm bagel. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

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