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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Coffee & Dessert


Angelo Brocato
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078;
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Stracciatella is an Italian version of chocolate chip gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Bakery Bar
1179 Annunciation St., (504) 265-8884;
bakerybarBanana bread French toast is served with whipped cane syrup yogurt, caramelized bananas and walnuts. Desserts include doberge cake, Key lime pie, Velvet Elvis cake with peanut butter and bacon fondant, salty caramel balls and more. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Bean Gallery
637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176;
The Healthy bagel comes with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and Swiss cheese. The Mid-City sandwich features turkey or roast beef with Swiss cheese, red onions, roasted red peppers, spinach and mustard on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Blue Dot Donuts
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866;
Original doughnut flavors include banana-Nutella, orange cream, peanut butter and jelly, blueberry, wedding cake and chocolate coconut. There also are maple-glazed long Johns, doughnut holes, buttermilk drops, bear claws and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Bop's Frozen Custard
2660 Florida St., Suite K, Mandeville, (985) 727-5003;
Hot chocolate is made with custard milk. A warm piece of Randazzo's Camellia City king cake is served with a scoop of vanilla custard. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CC's Community Coffee House
The selection of baked goods includes cookies, scones, muffins and more. Mochasippi is a creamy frozen espresso drink topped with whipped cream. Tea lattes feature hot tea topped with steamed milk and froth. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde serves signature cafe au lait and beignets topped with powdered sugar. There also are fountain drinks. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

French Press Coffeehouse
2120 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 456-7835; 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274;
The chicken wrap features grilled chicken, red peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss cheese and pesto in a wheat tortilla. Pesto chicken salad includes grilled chicken, spinach, lettuce, Parmesan, tomatoes, cucumber and creamy pesto-Parmesan dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500;
Doberge cakes are six-layer butter cakes with chocolate, caramel, strawberry or lemon custard filling and fondant icing. Praline-flavored cake balls are dipped in white chocolate. King cakes are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682;
The cafe serves local bagels from Humble Bagel with vegan spread or vegetable, scallion or plain cream cheese. Gluten-free blueberry muffins are supplied by Girls Gone Vegan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Kupcake Factory
911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; 3319 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328;
The cinnamon pecan cupcake features caramel pecan filling and cream cheese frosting. The Samoa cupcake is made with yellow caramel cake, toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Laurel Street Bakery
2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576;
The California breakfast sandwich features scrambled egg, cheese, tomato, avocado and shallot cream cheese on a bagel or croissant. Cobb salad is made with chopped honey-maple turkey, ham, bacon, hard-boiled egg, white cheddar cheese, tomato, avocado, mixed greens and apple cider vinaigrette and is served with toasted ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526;
maplest- patisserieThe bakery offers seasonal items such as various types of king cakes, donuts covered with purple, green and gold sugar and petit fours. There also are breads, bagels, croissants, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Nonna Randazzo's Italian Bakery
925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 684-0090; 2033 N. Highway 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488; 22022 Marshall Road, Mandeville, (985) 898-2444;
Plain and cream cheese King cakes are available with pecan praline, strawberry and apple fillings. Plain cream cheese cakes also are available. Baked goods include bread, fruit pies, cookies, petit fours and more. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PJ's Coffee
There are baked goods including croissants, pastries, muffins and more. Granitas are slushy frozen coffee drinks and are available with chocolate or caramel. Velvet Ices are blended frozen drinks in mocha, vanilla or chai flavors topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Frozen yogurt flavors include strawberry, mango, blood orange, salted caramel, pistachio, gingerbread, pumpkin and more. Strawberry-banana smoothies are blended with Greek yogurt. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Shake Sugary
3304 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345;
Vegan biscuits and gravy features gluten-free biscuits topped with mushroom gravy. Vegan banana-chocolate chip tea bread is made with fresh bananas and baked daily. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; 3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277;
These sweet shops serve chocolates, cookies, pastries, marshmallows and more. French-style macarons are airy cookie sandwiches filled with mousse. Sorbet and gelato are available in flavors such as brown butter pecan, chocolate, coconut, strawberry and raspberry. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wink's Bakery & Bistro
500 Port of Orleans Place, (504) 309-2481; 1218 Decatur St., (504) 309-2481;
The bakery is known for its buttermilk drops and also serves donuts and king cakes. Breakfast sandwiches include eggs and a choice of meat on toast. No reservations. Credit cards. $

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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