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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Coffee & Dessert 

Angelo Brocato
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078;
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Gelato flavors include stracciatella, a Sicilian chocolate chip flavor. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Bean Gallery
637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176;
The coffee shop serves baked goods such as croissants, cookies and cakes and coffee drinks including cold brew that's steeped for 18 to 24 hours. The bagel and lox sandwich features smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, red onion and tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

Bittersweet Confections
725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626;
Bittersweet Confections offers king cakes including its chocolate cream cheese specialty. The daily breakfast bar includes biscuits with grits, bacon, sausage gravy and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Blue Dot Donuts
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866;
The doughnut selection includes blueberry, chocolate, orange-glazed and original flavors such as Nutella and banana cream. There also are king cakes, bacon and maple-glazed long johns, bear claws, cinnamon buns, eclairs, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Breads on Oak
8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271;
The cafe boasts a rotating selection of artisan breads such as sourdough dark rye, Vollkornbrot, Irish soda bread and Italian sesame. Also available are croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche and other pastries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

CC's Community Coffee House
The coffeeshop chain serves coffee and tea drinks as well as baked goods and pastries. Mochasippi is a creamy frozen espresso drink topped with whipped cream. Tea lattes feature hot tea topped with steamed milk and froth. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde serves its signature cafe au lait and beignets topped with powdered sugar. Fountain drinks also are available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

Campbell's Coffee & Tea
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992;
Ole coffee is a concentrated mix served at the shop. House-made pastries include white chocolate-almond scones. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Cold Stone Creamery
624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037;
Signature Chocolate Devotion consists of chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, a brownie and fudge. Mudpie Mojo is made with coffee-flavored ice cream, Oreo cookies, roasted almonds, peanut butter and fudge. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Creole Creamery
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924;
Creole Creamery offers 36 original, house-made flavors, and diners can try six of them in the mini scoop sampler. Current ice cream flavors include Black and Gold Crunch, king cake and Creole cream cheese. New Orleans-style nectar ice cream sodas are made from scratch. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Croissant d'Or
617 Ursulines St., (504) 524-4663;
The ham and Swiss cheese sandwich is served on a flaky house-baked croissant. Royal brioche is a soft roll made with eggs, butter, almond paste and rum-soaked raisins. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

District Hand Pie & Coffee Bar
5637 Magazine St., (504) 313-1316;
The selection of hand pies and pastries changes regularly. Bourbon-braised bacon, eggs and cheese fill a breakfast pie. Pulled duck and guava paste fill a pie topped with apple, jalapeno and mint. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Fare Food Apothecary
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-9171;
The bakery and juice bar serves healthy fare centered around the Paleo diet. Carrot cake cupcakes are topped with cinnamon, raisins and vanilla icing. Orange-cranberry muffins are made with fresh cranberries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Fro-Yo Cafe and Sweets
819C Canal St., (504) 522-3684;
The frozen yogurt bar offers 24 flavors such as strawberry, watermelon, coconut, espresso, Southern butter pecan, chocolate and more, and there are dairy-free and gluten-free options. Regular and cream cheese-filled king cake croissants are topped with icing and sugar in Mardi Gras colors. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500;
Doberge cake is a six-layer butter cake with chocolate, lemon or caramel custard filling. Red velvet cake is a four-layer cake with cream cheese filling and frosting. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682;
All coffee is roasted and blended in house in small batches, including the signature Hello, Espresso blend. There are chocolate chip cookies and other sweets and snack items. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; 3319 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328; www.the-
The chocolate deluxe cupcake is a dark chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. The lemon blueberry cupcake is blueberry buttermilk cake topped with lemon cream cheese frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mojo Coffeehouse
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244;
; 4700 Freret St. (504) 875-2243;
Peppermint mocha is made with espresso, steamed milk, peppermint and chocolate syrup and is topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder. Baked goods include croissants, pecan pies, cakes and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157;
Beignets are made with the same recipe Morning Call has used since the original coffee stand opened in the French Market in 1870. The short menu of Creole dishes includes red beans and rice, jambalaya and gumbo. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Nonna Randazzo's
925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 684-0090; 2033 N. Highway 190, Suite F5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; 22022 Marshall Road, Mandeville, (985) 898-2444;
Baked goods include iced Italian fig cookies and chocolate biscotti balls. The bakery also is known for its king cakes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PJ'S Coffee
These coffee shops serve coffee drinks and baked goods such as muffins, scones, cookies and more. Granitas are slushy frozen coffee drinks available with chocolate or caramel. Velvet Ices are blended frozen drinks available in mocha, vanilla or chai flavors topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Yogurt flavors include a wide variety of sweet and tart fruit and chocolate flavors served in smoothies and in cups with a choice of toppings. Apple pie a la mode is swirled yogurt topped with warm apples and cinnamon crumble. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Puccino's Coffee
The Campagnola panino features grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, provolone and pesto aioli on sourdough or wheat bread. Blended, iced frappes are available in flavors such as vanilla-creme caramel. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343;
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheeses on locally made bagels. Bagels and lox come with cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes and capers. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Shake Sugary
3304 St. Claude Ave,, (504) 355-9345;
Gluten-free baked eggs Sardou features two eggs over marinated artichokes, bechamel, Parmesan, mozzarella and spinach. Vegan baked samosas are filled with peas, potato, curry and other spices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277;
The confectioner specializes in French-style macarons, including salted caramel and king cake versions. Danish pastry-style king cake is made with cinnamon, raw cane sugar and Creole cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Sweet Spot
St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., (504) 909-7140;
The bakery counter offers baked goods including banana bread and key lime pie. King cakes come in plain, bacon-pecan and cream cheese filled. Pecan praline bread pudding is made with po-boy bread and custard and served warm with whiskey sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Wink's Bakery and Bistro
1218 Decatur St., (504) 309-2481;
The bakery serves doughnuts, doughnut holes and buttermilk drops created from McKenzie's recipe. Buttermilk drop bread pudding is made with cream, butter, egg and sugar, baked and topped with rum sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub
Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwestern
Music and Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Soul Food | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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