Being a snob from SF makes it difficult to travel to places with bad coffee. If my barista isn't timing my shot pull, I ain't about that life.
After visiting New Orleans, I feel like I've had a coffee revelation. Never have I seen a place with coffee shops with such passion, soul, and straight up good coffee.
It's crazy! Generally, baristas in SF have this better than thou attitude and stick up their noses if you ask them too many questions about their Slayer machines. At NOLA coffee shops, people actually give you the time of day.
You can have good beans and good equipment, but if you don't have a great barista you'll have a poor experience. One more thing, the female barista representation was badass.
Ok the coffee shops- the descriptions are in the captions.
Cafe du Monde
It would be SO hard to pick a favorite from these coffee shops- each of them is so unique. It's rare that I visit a place and this many coffee shops make the "best" list.
What about you- do you have any NOLA faves?