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It's been a long two years for the Morning Call-obsessed, but the much-loved local coffee and beignet shop, founded in 1870, is back in its new home on the edge of City Park. The recognizable neon... Read More
It's been a long two years for the Morning Call-obsessed, but the much-loved local coffee and beignet shop, founded in 1870, is back in its new home on the edge of City Park. The recognizable neon Morning Call sign now on the corner of Canal and City Park proclaims it's open 24 hours, but that's not the case just yet. For now, customers can clamor for freshly fried beignets and chicory-laced café au lait from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. MC's coffee was always a big draw, which makes sense. By the time it opened in the original French Quarter location, coffee was one of the city's leading imports and it is still true today, with one-third of all coffee imported to North America landing first in New Orleans Morning Call's beignets are presented ala natural, powdered sugar in a shaker on the side. Although beignets and coffee are its bread and butter, Morning Call also is a haven of New Orleans comfort food. Three mini muffulettas, stacked on Perrone seeded rolls, offer a fine alternative to the Dagwood-sized traditional version. Creamy red beans and rice are offered every day, not just Mondays and chicken and andouille gumbo is made fresh daily. Jambalaya and crawfish etouffee round out the homestyle menu
5101 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
- Beignets: "The key to getting the sugar right is spanking the shaker –" don't unscrew the cap, it will just dump out in one big mess."
- Best for Beignets Because: Morning Call has long been a go-to for locals who are extremely thrilled to have them back.