It isn’t always easy to score a good cup of Joe. However, if you happen to be in Baton Rouge, finding good coffee should be the least of your worries. There are a number of extraordinary cafes all over the capital city. Here’s some of our favorite.
The Garden District is a historic neighborhood, and the residents expect the best from their local establishments – Garden District Coffee does not disappoint. Their in-house roasted beans deliver a savory flavor, every time. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio, taking in the essence of the time-honored neighborhood. The interior is spacious, accommodating occasional live music. For the ultimate experience, try the X-Treme and one of their delicious pastries.
Address & Telephone: Garden District Coffee, 2008 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 338 5333
Coffee Call quickly established itself, gaining a favorable reputation among locals – there is something about a perfectly fried and powdered beignet that speaks to the heart of all Louisianians. This fantastic café is located on College Drive, nestled in the corner of the Village Square Shopping Center. Try the café au lait and an order of beignets. They also have phenomenal lunch options – try one their delicious sandwiches.
Address & Telephone: Coffee Call, 3132 College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 925 9493
With specials that change daily, it is always a new and delicious experience at Magpie Café. Using only the best ingredients, owners James and Lina Jacobs have raised the bar for what is expected of a café in Baton Rouge. Using methods adopted on their travels in Portland and Seattle, these two have been serving up some of the best original eats in the capital city since opening their doors in 2012.
Address & Telephone: Magpie Café, 3205 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 366 6885
Located in the Goodwood Shopping Center, Brew Ha-Ha opened its doors in 2004 as a simple spot to get a good cup of coffee. However, in 2007, the introduction of their unbeatable cake balls took things to the next level. Since then, the shop has expanded into a café and bakery, with a large variety of options. Order one of their delectable pastries, your favorite barista beverage, and enjoy the sights and smells of this local favorite.
Address & Telephone: Brew Ha-Ha, 711 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 923 1923
This coffee shop has been carrying LSU students through exams since opening in 1989. No other café in Baton Rouge can match the prestige of Highland Coffees. Located just outside the North Gates, it has become a staple of Louisiana State University. A terrific courtyard area and spacious interior, as well as bountiful and comfortable seating, add to the allure of this outstanding café.
Address & Telephone: Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 336 9773