Nestled on a side street in New Orleans’ quiet, residential Mid-City neighborhood, The Station serves up quality cups of joe and superb breakfast and lunch bites. The former gas station, dating from the 1930s, was renovated by Megan and Jonathan Walker and reopened earlier this year.
“We like super geeky coffees, but that’s not the vibe here,” says Megan. The Station’s customers are largely made up of neighborhood residents, and many of them come with their dogs, who enjoy house-made dog treats while their owners linger over single-origin coffees and crafted blends from Revelator Coffee and New Orleans Coffee Exchange.
The welcoming atmosphere encourages guests to stay for a while, chat, or play board games. And in addition to the café’s 40 seats, there are covered outdoor nooks to enjoy the still of a temperate morning.
The coffee menu sticks largely to the classics, but some of the special items include Vietnamese iced coffee, house-made chai, and a subtly sweetened frozen coffee. The culinary options range from freshly squeezed fruit juices to traditional French kouign amann, and daily specials for sandwiches and Danishes (be on the lookout for the Bananas Foster Danish).