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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Coffee & Dessert 

Adrian's Bakery
4710 Paris Ave., (504) 282-2283;
King cakes are available with fillings including apple, pineapple, Bavarian cream, cream cheese and others. Popular items include pudding-filled eclairs, praline cupcakes and praline pound cake. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Angelo Brocato
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078; www.angelo-
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta-based filling, chocolate and pistachios. Sicilian-style gelato comes in flavors such as pistachio, stracciatella, zuppa inglese and chocolate-almond. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Bean Gallery
637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176;
Bagel and lox sandwiches feature smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, red onion and tomatoes. The coffee bar offers pumpkin spice-flavored lattes and frozen coffees. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

Bittersweet Confections
725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626;
Quiches are filled with bacon and spinach or a medley of leeks, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and spinach. For a Saturday morning special, a Belgian waffle is topped with strawberries, blueberries, pecans, chocolate chips and whipped cream. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Blue Dot Donuts
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866; 5236 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 941-7675;
Specialty donuts feature a variety of flavors and combinations including Nutella and banana cream. Bacon and maple-glazed long johns are a house specialty. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Bop's Frozen Custard
2660 Florida St., Suite K, Mandeville. (985) 727-5003;
There are frozen custard desserts like the Snappy Turtle, which is topped with hot fudge, caramel and roasted pecans. The sandwich menu includes a Black Angus burger. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CC's Community Coffee House
These coffee houses serve hot and cold specialty coffees, baked goods and more. 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. There also are fountain drinks. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

Campbell's Coffee & Tea
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992;
Campbell's is a micro-roaster and its coffee drinks include specially blended Cafe Ole, a local twist on a Mexican cafe de olla. House-made pastries include white chocolate-almond scones, pumpkin mocha bread and apple chai bread. 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 Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington (985) 871-1470;
Cookies and Creamery Cake feature layers of devil's food cake and sweet cream ice cream with Oreo cookies wrapped in white frosting. Cookie Doughn't You Want Some is made with French vanilla ice cream, caramel, fudge, dark chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookie dough. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

The Creole Creamery
4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.comThese parlors serve classic and creative ice cream flavors including pear with balsamic caramel, petit four with almond and white chocolate truffle popcorn. The peanut butter fudge sundae has two scoops of fudge ice cream, peanut butter sauce, peanuts, hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, wafers and cherries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Fare Food Apothecary
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-9171;
The menu includes soups and salads such as chicken salad. Chocolate chip cookies are among the sweet treats. Gluten-free items are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

French Press Coffeehouse
3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.comThe chicken Press features grilled chicken and pesto wrapped in a wheat tortilla with red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss cheese. The Southern pecan latte is the signature drink. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, 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.comSignature doberge cakes feature six layers of butter cake with cooked custard filling. The bakery also offers king cakes with various fillings, praline pecan pie, almond cakes and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 464-8884; 911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 464-8884;
The rotating selection of cupcakes includes wedding cake, chocolate, red velvet, strawberry fields and many others. Going Bananas is a fresh banana cupcake topped with walnuts and banana cream cheese frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

La Boulangerie
4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777
The bakery offers breakfast and dessert pastries, artisanal breads and gelato. Mille feuille vanille features puff pastry and pastry cream drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing. Le Parisien is a ham and cheese sandwich on a house-baked baguette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

Laurel Street Bakery
2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576;
The California breakfast sandwich consists of scrambled eggs, shallot cream cheese, tomatoes and avocado on a bagel or croissant. Tomato basil soup is served with salad or a grilled cheese sandwich. Baked goods includes quiches, scones and turnovers. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Manhattan Jack
4930 Prytania St., (504) 897-5551;
The cafe serves doughnuts, apple fritters, buttermilk drops, croissants and bagels, and weekend selections also include cinnamon rolls, quiche Lorraine and blueberry crumb cake. Grilled Benton's country ham fills a sandwich dressed with Bartlett pear and brie. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Mojo Coffee House
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244;; 4700 Freret St., (504) 875-2243;
Mojo serves pour-over or hand-dripped coffee. The Magazine sandwich features ham, apples, brie and Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co.
3005 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4130;
The cafe offers coffee and espresso drinks, frozen cafe au lait and blended Frostbite drinks. Chocolate beignets are served hot. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Nonna Randazzo's
925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 684-0090; 2033 N. Highway 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; 22022 Marshall Road, Mandeville, (985) 898-2444;
King cakes are available year round at this dessert shop and bakery. Specialty items include Italian pastries, such as Italian fig cookies. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

The Orange Couch
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327
Mocha masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spices. Affogato is a scoop of ice cream topped with a shot of espresso and chocolate, vanilla or caramel syrup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PJ'S Coffee
This coffee shop chain serves coffee drinks and baked goods. 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. $

Parrot Pete's
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780;
Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp in shrimp gravy. Triple berry cake is almond cake layered with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The PeaceBaker
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; The bakery specializes in gluten-free and dairy-free items. The selection includes blueberry and strawberry scones, chocolate-filled eclairs, and gluten-free beignets are available every other Saturday. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Pinkberry yogurt is available in cups or waffle cones and blended into smoothies and shakes. Apple pie a la mode is swirled yogurt topped with warm apples and cinnamon crumble. Other seasonal flavors include pumpkin. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Coffee Citywide;
The Campagnola panino features grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese and pesto aioli on sourdough or wheat bread. Frappes are available in vanilla-creme caramel and cocoa-mocha flavors. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Royal Blend Coffee & Tea
204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779;
Mandarin chicken salad combines chicken breast, tomato wedges, red onion, toasted almonds, Mandarin oranges, spring greens and citrus vinaigrette. The Mid-City panino features avocado, turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce and honey mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343;
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon and cheese on a choice of bagel. The Treme sandwich combines roast beef, provolone, red onions and horseradish on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

Shake Sugary
3600 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345;
Popular items include Key lime pies and sweet potato and maple bacon biscuits. Vegan-friendly, gluten-free tarts have fillings such as blueberry, strawberry or peaches and cream. The bakery also serves braided cinnamon king cakes made with Danish dough. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277;
The sweet shop serves baked goods, cupcakes, gelato, macarons and more. The All Things NOLA sundae is made with brown-butter pecan gelato, bread pudding pieces, bananas Foster sauce, whipped cream and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Sweet Palate
519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150;
The shop serves gelato, chocolates, saltwater taffy, cookies and more and the kitchen serves up Southern dishes such as crab cakes. The drinks menu includes hot chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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


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