In true coffee house fashion, this affable Uptown café and roastery hosts a year-round series of live acoustic music sets. Additionally, as the only micro-roaster in all of New Orleans, this popular coffee joint roasts all of its beans in-house, serving fresh steaming cups of the stuff to locals, and bags of the small-batch beans to local retailers and restaurants. The Hey! staff is comprised of trained espresso-aficionados, just as knowledgable on the origins of the blends they serve as they are capable of producing perfect cappuccinos, and they are happy to discuss both of these things with inquisitive customers. And when the appeal of fresh caffeine begins to dwindle, guests can trade in their ceramic mugs for cold beers, and seat themselves in the shop's narrow, unpretentious backyard, while they wait for the musical stylings to begin.