Cafe in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

There are plenty of cafes in Mid-City, but Station is a significant caffeinated cut above the rest. The coffee is simply thoughtfully curated and brewed well; there's no need for crazy espresso concoctions here. Try the Vietnamese cafe sua da (iced coffee with condensed milk) – it's a treat on a hot day.

Baked goods – croissants, bagels, pot pies and kolaches – are also generally of a much higher quality than you'd find in other bakeries.