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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Coffee & Dessert


Angelo Brocato
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078;
Sicilian cannoli are pastry shells filled with vanilla and chocolate sweetened ricotta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $

Bakery Bar
1179 Annunciation St., (504) 265-8884;
The Doberge brulee has layers of white cake and vanilla pudding topped with bruleed sugars. No reservations. Brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. $$

Blue Dot Donuts
4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866;
The pastry selection includes maple-glazed long johns, creative donuts, donut holes, eclairs, bear claws and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. $

Bop's Frozen Custard
2660 Florida St., Suite K, Mandeville, (985) 727-5003;
The Big Bubba is a banana split topped with strawberries, pineapple, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

CC's Community Coffee House
The Mochasippi is a creamy frozen espresso drink topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde serves cafe au lait and beignets topped with powdered sugar. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

Cherry Espresso Bar
4877 Laurel St., (504) 875-3699;
The breakfast quinoa bowl is topped with a fried egg, vegetables, pickled red cabbage and green goddess puree, and chicken, bacon or sausage are optional toppings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

District Donuts.Sliders.Brew
527 Harrison Ave., (504) 827-1152; 1126 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D, Jefferson, (504) 605-7944; 2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945; 5637 Magazine St., (504) 313-1316;
House-made donut flavors include lemon-blueberry, banana creme, caramel apple, tiramisu, pistachio-raspberry, oatmeal cream, chocolate glazed and others. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Gambino's Bakery
300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500;
King cake fillings include strawberry, raspberry, Bavarian cream, chocolate cream cheese and praline. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682;
Baked goods include cran-apple donuts from Girls Gone Vegan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

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 24 Karrot is a walnut-carrot cupcake topped with orange cream cheese frosting. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157
Signature beignets are hand-rolled and served with powdered sugar. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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;
King cakes feature braided sweet dough topped with icing and sugar. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Tue.-Sat. $$

PJ's Coffee
Granitas are slushy frozen coffee drinks available in chocolate or caramel flavors. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343;
The Treme sandwich includes roast beef, provolone, red onion, horseradish sauce, lettuce and tomato on a bagel. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; 3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277;
The sweet shop's king cake features Danish pastry with cinnamon, cane sugar and a layer of Creole cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $

Tee-Eva's Pies and Pralines
5201 Magazine St., (504) 899-8350;
The selection of pies includes cream cheese pecan pie. No reservations. Lunch daily. $

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

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