Today, coffee and college are synonymous. At any given time at universities around the country there are countless students waiting on line for a cup of coffee to help them keep their eyes open after another all-nighter. #collegelyfe
Campuses don’t always have the greatest selection—mass production often leads to either burnt or watery coffee. Fortunately, the ample coffee shops surrounding Tulane’s Uptown Campus are not only accessible, but also serve as prime study locations when the library is too full or you just need a change of scenery. As a bonus, these hideaways are just a short walk or streetcar ride away.
Krewe du Brew is an artsy coffee shop located on St. Charles with the perfect atmosphere when you want a reprieve from the bustling campus. It’s a locally owned and independent coffee house that offers a wide range of coffee and espresso drinks, as well as hilarious signs that beckon patrons inside. For non-coffee drinkers, there are plenty of fresh fruit lemonades, teas, and juices.
Mojo, a personal and Tulane favorite, is where tons of students end up cramming for exams. Along with coffee and tea, Mojo sells pastries, bagels, and sandwiches. Drinks range from Milky Way iced coffee to the Miel (espresso, milk, and honey) to homemade Italian soda and Ginger Lemonade. Even their regular iced coffee (as pictured above) is a classic.
Rue De La Course is another popular hangout and tends to attract tons of Tulane students. The converted bank is nestled on the corner of Oak and Carrollton streets, so it’s almost impossible to miss.
Their coffee, especially the cafe au lait, is delectable. You can spend hours working on papers or preparing for a test in such a conducive study environment. Plus, if a snack break is needed, their pastries will definitely do the trick as well as their selection of sandwiches. Try the Mediterranean, which is Caprese with prosciutto.
4. Satsuma Cafe
If you haven’t been to Satsuma, posted your meal on Instagram, or made your Satsuma brunch your Snapchat Story, do you even go to Tulane? Other than providing some of the most photogenic meals, Satsuma serves as an optimal brunch location after an exhausting weekend, as well as a great study spot.
The coffee at Satsuma is always so fresh and it’s extremely difficult to stop yourself from getting multiple cups. Similarly, their food selection is irresistible as well as their specials. Their ricotta honey French toast topped with strawberries will keep you coming back week after week. If you haven’t already been, you’re definitely missing out.
Z’otz is a hidden gem in the New Orleans community. The comfortable seating and dim lighting can relax even the most stressed out student. The music playing in the background and the back room full of board games seem to enhance the beverages Z’otz has to offer. For anyone not in the mood for coffee, you have to try their hot chocolate or numerous types of teas.
Z’otz is the indie coffee shop that anyone would recommend flocking to if you want a break from either school or the wonderfully unique lifestyles of New Orleans.
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