New Orleanians are celebrating the return of the Morning Call Coffee Stand back to the city after a 100 year absence. Morning Call first opened in 1870 in the French Market and competed with Cafe du Monde in serving coffee and beignets to French Quarter residents and visitors alike. It moved to the suburbs in the 1970’s and is still there today. However, as Innkeeper Bonnie saw during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Morning Call has spread its wings to a new home in City Park.
Located at the end of the streetcar route near the sculpture garden and New Orleans Museum of Art, it is housed in the beautifully restored Casino Building. The white tile and dark wood decor are true in spirit to the historic photos of the original location. The chicory coffee is still french drip brewed and whole milk is heated to a near boil and mixed with the coffee for the delicious cafe au lait.
And it’s open 24 hours! If you are enjoying the lush oak trees, the lagoons or the Botannical Gardens at City Park, you can also get gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice inside or out on the veranda. It currently accepts cash only.
Take the streetcar from our Garden District bed and breakfast and make Morning Call one of your Christmas in New Orleans stops. Don’t forget to check out our Papa Noel discounts during the holidays.