New Orleans Dining: Morning Call

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Morning Call Coffee Stand
3325 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA
(504) 885-4068

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In New Orleans, coffee is not just something people drink to get them through the morning hours — it’s a an important tradition, a social networking mechanism, and deeply entrenched in the city’s culture. Many people know of Cafe Du Monde (click for related OTB post) the famous French Quarter outdoor Cafe Au Lait and Beignets tent heavily frequented by tourists, but less is known of Morning Call, which serves the same fare but is more of a locals scene. Originally, Morning Call was located in the French Market in New Orleans, where it stood for over 100 years until 1974 when it moved to the “Fat City” section of nearby Metairie.

Morning Call, on Severn Avenue in Metairie, Louisiana.

Morning Call is old-fashioned, but don’t worry, they have Wi-Fi if you really need it.

Beignets ready for dusting.

Our Beignets and Cafe Au Lait is served.

At Morning Call, your Beignets are served to you plain so you can dust them with as little or as much powdered sugar as you like. This doesn’t prevent you from getting any less messy, but it does give you a little more control over the situation.

A Frozen Cafe Au Lait, which kept me going during the hour or so ride out to LaPlace.

One Response to New Orleans Dining: Morning Call

  1. Vera Sanborn says:

    Going to the Morning call for a coffee and biegnet sprinkled with powdered sugar is what I treasure most, as I was only 18 at the time. Almost 59 years ago. Funny what memories linger, huh ? I even remember that I sat at the Counter…where the woman is sitting in the photo. How I envy her.
    It was an Open Air Market back then.

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