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Self-dubbed as NOLA's "most famous coffee drinking place," Morning Call has been brewing its prized French drip coffee since 1870, which has the rich chicory taste that fans go wild for as they munch on the cafe's beloved beignets. Crunchy on the outside and puffy on the inside, the beignets here are arguably as scrumptious as those at the city's more tourist-packed institutions (with a cheaper price tag to boot), plus there isn't an outrageous wait to get your hands on these powdery pastries. Though the café au lait and beignets are the reasons you're checking out this lively, old-fashioned coffee shop, the short lineup of local cuisine (jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish bread) is worth a taste, too.

Morning Call neon sign

Morning Call

Morning Call

Self-dubbed as NOLA's "most famous coffee drinking place," Morning Call has been brewing its prized French drip coffee since 1870, which has the rich chicory taste that fans go wild for as they munch on the cafe's beloved beignets. Crunchy on the outside and puffy on the inside, the beignets here are arguably as scrumptious as those at the city's more tourist-packed institutions (with a cheaper price tag to boot), plus there isn't an outrageous wait to get your hands on these powdery pastries. Though the café au lait and beignets are the reasons you're checking out this lively, old-fashioned coffee shop, the short lineup of local cuisine (jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish bread) is worth a taste, too.