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“Nice, Friendly Coffee House”
Review of Cafe Envie

Cafe Envie
Ranked #4 of 79 Coffee & Tea in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: It is local's favorite coffeeshop in lower French Quarter. Best breakfast in the Quarter. Great espresso shots, tea selection, delicious iced coffee, bagels, pastries and deserts. Free wi-fi in beautiful corner store.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Nice, Friendly Coffee House”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I think it was the owner behind the counter when I arrived at Cafe Envie early in the morning after a bad night thanks to the incompetent and unfriendly staff at the St. James Hotel. I have a wheat allergy, and she happily suggested several options for breakfast. I decided on an omelet, and it was delicious, served with a generous portion of grapes instead of the bread it would normally come with. The atmosphere is wonderful. It's a somewhat dilapidated building, but the interior is clean and charming, and the sidewalk seating under the canopy was a wonderful place to watch as locals began to go about their day. It was a nice glimpse of the real New Orleans, and I'll be sure to go back next time I'm in town.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Tim K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic local cafe for breakfast”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We found this little gem right near the french market. We got some breakfast and it was really good, all cooked to perfection. My friend got the breakfast in a cup which was pretty entertaining. This seems to be a place where all the locals go , if you are sick of the tourist places head here. It was nice to get some peace and quiet and to experience New Orleans from a different perspective.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Charmaine B
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Oxford, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were fortunate to find this place open since the city was basically shut down for two days! The coffee and mocha were very good and the atmosphere very comfortable.

Visited January 2014
Thank gramnpop04
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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Walked in off the street not sure what to expect looked around and wasn't sure if this was for us. After meeting the amazing Tes the coffee maker

Thank AussieFLJ
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Pueblo West, Colorado
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great cafe populated mostly by locals”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

By far our favorite coffee shop/ cafe in NOLA. Staff are amazing. The locals of all types hang out here. All ages, lifestyles and income levels interact seamlessly. Great food and beverages. A great place to meet new friends.

Visited December 2013
Thank Trouteaser
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