hey caffeine lovers! you've found the right place.
With the temperatures outside slowly dropping, coffee is a must. Explore the Monroe-West Monroe area by visiting local coffee shops! You'll find unique, hand-crafted creations and delicious drinks. Here are 7 coffee shops to try in Ouachita Parish:
2105 N. 7th St., West Monroe LA 71202
With extravagant Honduran meals and a small storefront with hole-in-the-wall appeal, you might not look at this place and think, “I’m going to order coffee.” Change that. Their Cuban coffee is a local favorite. Lightly sweetened, piping hot, and topped with foam, this coffee is served alongside traditional Honduran meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also order a traditional espresso, sweetened or dry.
207 Blanchard St. West Monroe, LA
This place (literally on the corner of Blanchard Center) has tons of variety when it comes to coffee drinks. Their menu includes lattes, breve, cappuccinos, and frappucinos. Their mochaccino is a perfect sweet pick-me-up on a hot day. The chai latte can come hot, iced, or blended. Their breakfast menu includes kolaches and in the afternoon, they have sweet treats.
1211 N.18th St. Monroe, LA 71201
Located inside Fiesta Nutrition Center, this coffee shop provides unique brew methods and coffee creations. They also offer juices, Italian cream sodas, and flavored teas! Their restaurant menu provides healthy choices in food options like acai bowls. On their coffee menu, go for a special cold brew filled with heavy cream and vanilla syrup, or a traditional pour over. Looking for something more colorful? Try a matcha or a Ruby Queen. Go see for yourself!
2501 Broadmoor Blvd., Monroe, LA
This quaint little restaurant has an astounding breakfast menu, featuring everything from pancakes to omelets, cinnamon rolls to kolaches, and even French toast! Their coffee menu is just as full, with cappuccinos, lattes, and more. They even serve lunch! Check out their Facebook page for more information.
2899 Sterlington Rd., 2300 Louisville Rd., 1115 Garrett Rd., Monroe, LA
With four locations to choose from, Daily Press is already extremely convenient—not to mention that it’s also a convenience store. Stop in here for any kind of coffee. Their hot coffee is located in the store where you can make it yourself exactly how you like. Their cold coffee drinks are made to order, and they can be ordered through a specialized kiosk located separately from their regular order kiosks. This also lets you customize your coffee to make sure that you get exactly what you want. They also have a great breakfast selection until 10:30a.m., lunch, dinner (at some locations), and frozen yogurt. Since it’s also a gas station, you can fill up on gas or grab snacks for later, making this the perfect one-stop shop.
523 Desiard Street, Monroe LA 71201
Created by local chef Cory Bahr, this coffee shop boasts his signature excellence. Step inside for cool vibes and an impressive menu selection. Order The Standard for a mix of espresso, milk, vanilla, and honey. Or try the Vietnamese Iced Coffee for a delicious chilled option. Grab one of their baked goods while you're there. The lemon ricotta scone is the unlikely combination you didn't know you needed. So good!
130 Desiard Street, Floor 1, Monroe
Located inside of the beautiful Vantage Tower in Monroe, this bakery specializes in gluten free treats. Order a delicious cinnamon roll, a housemade pop tart, a breakfast panini on pound cake slices, or any of their creative sweets! At this place, you really can have your cake and eat it too.
For all of the coffee lovers out there, Monroe-West Monroe has an endless selection of options. Check out these places, and let us know what you think!