Co-Working in the Arts District
Many visitors to New Orleans combine business with pleasure, whether they’re attending a convention or traveling as a solo road warrior. With complimentary Wi-Fi in your room, you could just hole up at the Lafayette to get some work done. But if you want to explore and work at the same time, here are some cool spots with blazing Wi-Fi abound near the hotel, where you can fuel yourself with whatever you need to get some work done.
Mammoth Espresso (821 Baronne St.)
Need a serious caffeine fix to start your co-working day? Head for Mammoth Espresso, which serves up some of the city’s richest, strongest brews. Repeat customers don’t just wax poetic about the espresso. Mammoth has a whole contingent of fans who come there for the “mind-blowingly superb” flat white, and its famous iced dirty chai.
Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Heavy foods and spreadsheets don’t mix well. Carmo specializes in delicious light lunches that blend flavors and spices from Southeast Asia, West Africa, the Caribbean and beyond, and boasts four delightfully different ceviches, including a vegan variation. Committed to sustainability and ethically-sourced foods, Carmo also treads lightly on the planet.
Bittersweet Confections (725 Magazine St.)
Need a little sugar boost to get you through the afternoon? Bittersweet has you covered, with everything from handcrafted truffles to almondine florentines to petite chocolate cakes. Dip a scone or double chocolate chip cookie in a steaming cup of locally roasted coffee, and you’ll be ready to face that inbox you’ve been dreading all day.
Maypop (611 O’Keefe Avenue)
What better time to mix business and pleasure than at Happy Hour? Grab a seat at the Maypop bar and fire up your laptop while fueling yourself with $5 wine, $4 beer, or a $6 house special cocktail (we recommend the Thai Margarita). You can also nosh on a whole menu of yummy bar snacks, including several varieties of Steam Buns, Vindaloo Curry Hot Wings, Spicy Marinated Cucumber. Monday–Friday, 4-6 p.m.