Drip Affogato Bar
Affogatos, usually tucked away at the bottom of a dessert menu -- or ignored altogether at most run-of-the-mill coffee shops -- never seem to get the love they deserve. These love children of coffee and ice cream are given their proper glory at Drip Affogato Bar in the Central Business District, where creations like the Bananas Foster with banana ice cream, bruleed bananas, and rum caramel are drenched with warm, aromatic espresso. Drip doesn’t discriminate; if you’re not a coffee fan (no, we’re not friends anymore), you can still get your sweet fix on with the Cookie Monster, whose Mexican hot chocolate ice cream, cookie crumbles, and chocolate syrup are bathed in hot chocolate, or the Matcha, Matcha, whose green tea ice cream and pocky are dowsed in matcha tea. The spot itself is quite easy on the eyes, and its all-white tables, countertops, walls, and lamps allow the desserts to speak for themselves.
Wander through Downtown New Orleans to find Vietnamese-American proprietor Juley Lel’s cool outpost in the swank Warehouse District, just a couple blocks away from the convention center. Cool off and stay awake with the green tea mega mix Matcha Matcha or any of the various caffeinated ice cream combinations. Affogato flavors change daily, and the shop also offers gelato, baked goods, juices, teas and coffees.
How to support: Stop by for counter service.