Coffee has always been part of the fabric of south Louisiana. We like a muscular morning brew to start the day. An afternoon pick-me-up is commonplace. And an after-dinner cup over lively conversation is an expected meal ender.
But over the last 20 years, this backdrop of coffee love has expanded in Baton Rouge to include numerous third-wave specialty cafes—shops that elevate the experience with single-sourced beans, meticulous roasting and creative mixology normally reserved for craft cocktails.
Their menus also reflect a growing passion for non-coffee sips—including high-quality teas and tea-based beverages.
Yes, coffee shop experiences abound in the Capital City. Our October 2021 cover story is a guide to all the local places to enjoy drinks, both old guard and new, plus the interesting concoctions you can try at them.
This month’s edition also includes features on The 13th Gate Escape, historic cemeteries, local Halloween festivities and so much more.
Flip through it all in our digital edition below, and watch for the print magazine to hit newsstands around town throughout the weekend.
Happy reading—and sipping!