If there’s something Baton Rouge knows how to do, it’s coffee. Offering everything from iced coffee in seasonally-inspired flavors to fresh café au lait, these locally owned, small batch coffee shops offer everything you could ask for and more. Don’t forget to check in using the Baton Rouge Coffee Trail Pass – participants will earn points for a chance to win a prize for pick up from the Visit Baton Rouge office in downtown Baton Rouge!
BEIGNET DONE THAT
Beignet Done That might be known for their beignets, but it is so much more than that! With iced and hot drinks, such as coffee and tea, and savory treats such as avocado toast and breakfast sandwiches, this café is serving up all sorts of goodies sure to satisfy any craving.
Brew Ha-Ha! is a staple in Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood, offering iced and hot coffee, as well as matcha and other teas. We recommend pairing your favorite drinks with one of their cake balls – coming in a wide variety of flavors, this sweet treat is a favorite in Baton Rouge.
CITY ROOTS COFFEE BAR
Located at the Electric Depot, City Roots Coffee Bar specializes in small-batch roasting and handcrafted coffee beverages, particularly their seasonal drinks that are known to sparkle and shine – literally. For non-coffee drinkers, City Roots offers a selection of iced and hot teas, milkshakes and baked goods, such as croissants, muffins and scones.
Coffee Call is home to the best beignets in the country, with the reigning star of the show being the fresh beignet fingers sprinkled with a generous amount of powdered sugar. Believe us when we say that if you don’t pair your beignets with a steaming cup of café au lait made from freshly ground coffee beans, you are missing out!
FRENCH TRUCK COFFEE
Founded in New Orleans, French Truck Coffee has quickly become a staple in Baton Rouge. Inspired by a bag of freshly roasted coffee the owner received from San Francisco, French Truck uses the best, freshest ingredients for their coffee, as well as the small-batch dishes they serve.
Located at the historic North Gates of LSU, Highland Coffees provides the perfect atmosphere to read, study and visit with friends. Offering coffee roasted right there in the shop, fine loose teas and delicious pastries, Highland Coffees is a favorite among locals and LSU students alike.
LA DIVINA ITALIAN CAFÉ
La Divina Italian Café is certainly known for their delicious gelato, but is it truly an Italian café without espresso? Enjoy options such as espresso, macchiato, cappuccino and latte, or spice it up with affogato – two ounces of espresso with a gelato flavor of your choice added!
LIGHT HOUSE COFFEE
Light House Coffee's aesthetics are just as pleasing as their brews! With locally made baked goods and fresh coffee beans, Light House Coffee also serves a greater purpose – a way for refugees to integrate into Louisiana society and culture. Light House also sells goods from Hands Producing Hope, another cause aimed at helping refugees and their families produce goods for a living wage.
RÊVE COFFEE LAB BTR
Located at Willow Grove, Rêve Coffee Lab provides various methods of their freshly roasted coffee through different pour-over and iced coffee methods, as well as espresso. Rêve Coffee Lab also serves pastries and assorted breakfast and lunch items, as well as craft cocktails, teas and probiotic sodas.
Social Coffee got its start as a coffee cart but has since expanded into a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Baton Rouge. The cozy yet modern space is welcoming, and Social Coffee is known for offering high-quality small-batch coffee, as well as a variety of seasonal specials, light-bites and pastries.
SOUTHERN COFÉ – SCOTLANDVILLE
Southern Cofé’s Scotlandville location has recently undergone renovations, but it is officially back open! Offering coffee, tea, smoothies and a selection of food items, Southern Cofé is also one of the only coffeehouses in the country to offer a podcasting studio, which is available to book by the hour.
THE VINTAGE BATON ROUGE
Located in downtown Baton Rouge, The Vintage operates as both a coffee shop and a cocktail bar, so if you’re looking to pair your brew with bubbles, this is the place for you! Their craft coffee shop offers both hot and iced drinks ranging from traditional to more exclusive seasonal flavors, as well as serves beignets and other bites all day long.