Wining & Dining
Coffee Shops Galore in Southwest Louisiana
4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM



Looking for a great cup of coffee? You’re in the right place. Louisianians love their morning cup, most having grown up on "coffee milk.” 


Whether you like it black or loaded with cream, sugar, flavorings, and whipped cream on top, read on for places to satisfy your coffee cravings. Most of these establishments are open for breakfast and lunch and offer some combination of pastries and baked goods, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. So go there hungry!


The Bekery daily serves Early Bird Medium and Columbian Dark Roast from locally-owned Acadian Coffee Roasters, a USDA Organic Certified Women-Owned Business. They rotate a third ‘specialty blend’ (Mardi Gras King Cake, French Vanilla, Chocolate Pecan Pie and Cinnamon Roll are customer favorites). They recently added Acadian Roasters Cold Brew, great for warm, muggy Southwest Louisiana days. Customers can choose from whole, 2%, or almond milk to blend with their cold brew. 

206 W 11th St, Lake Charles


At Chez Caffé a quality cup of coffee or espresso is the base of any of their handcrafted drinks with flavor combinations from their large selection of syrups. They source their coffee beans from two specialty coffee roasting facilities. Katz Coffee from Houston, Tx. is one of the largest boutique coffee roasting facilities in Houston area. They also brew Enduro Coffee from Fort Worth, Tx. With Enduro Coffee Roasters and a farm-to-table mindset, they offer a wide selection of retail and drip coffees from Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Papa New Guinea, and Ethiopia. 

127 W College St, Lake Charles


RēCC Coffee, pronounced "reach”, was established in November of 2018 as a community relations-based, subscription coffee company. Their name comes from their primary goal – to "reach” people. They offer fresh, locally roasted, organic coffee beans through subscription plans that allow your coffee to be delivered to you. They source their coffee from five unique geographic regions; Guatemala, Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. The community side of their business aims to reach the community, raise awareness to local needs and resources, and restore unity throughout the community. RēCC Coffee is available online at recccoffee.com. 


Great Harvest Bread Co. proudly serves coffee and espresso by Rêve Coffee Roasters out of Lafayette, La. Every coffee order is roasted fresh the day of or the day before ordering. Their brewed coffee is a single origin Costa Rican coffee and their espresso is specially blended for Great Harvest, using beans from Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Columbia for an extra smooth, never bitter drink. Staying true to the Great Harvest tradition of using natural ingredients, their coffee syrups and chocolate sauces use no artificial flavors or sweeteners. They offer a full line of coffee and espresso from cold brew to iced lattes and "seasonal” flavors year-round. Got a special request? Just ask! Great Harvest adds new and exciting flavors like their latest "Bee’s Knees” with lavender and honey or the popular "Cinnamon Roll” latte with white chocolate, brown sugar, and cinnamon. They’re more than just a bread company! 

4112 Lake St #100 206 W 11th St, Lake Charles  


PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans brings the savory taste and experience of New Orleans coffee to the world . . .  and Lake Charles! Founded in 1978 as one of the original specialty coffee brands, PJ’s Coffee utilizes only the top 1% of Arabica beans, sourcing 14 origin coffees from Sumatra to Ethiopia, Colombia to Papua New Guinea. They are industry leaders in sourcing methods; from farm to cup. 

3625 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles


Common Grounds Sit & Chill Coffee House in Moss Bluff offers a unique line-up of coffee from Acadian Coffee Roasters. Varieties include an Asian coffee roasted to a medium level with notes of wine and spice. A Central American dark roast coffee brings a smokiness to plum, blackberry, and a hint of chocolate. Their espresso is a special full-bodied four-bean blend with a slight fruitiness. They also offer a cold brew that is a customer favorite. 

4185 US-171, Moss Bluff


Downtown Grounds Coffee Shoppe in DeRidder opened in 2017 and they’ve already been voted Best Local Coffee Shop in Beauregard & Vernon Parishes two years running! The owners also source their beans from Acadian Coffee Roasters – a unique branded blend. They offer drip coffee and a made-on-site cold brew. Their espresso is made the old-fashioned way with an authentic Italian machine. In a hurry? Check out their drive-thru. The owners worked several years in Alaska, where drive-thru coffee shacks are common. So they knew their DeRidder shop would need that convenience. Want a pound of coffee to go? Get it in whole bean or ground to order. 

310 W 1st St, DeRidder, La. 


Java Joltz in Jennings touts themselves as the freshest coffee in town! They source their coffee from Rêve Coffee Roasters and grind the beans immediately before serving, using pour-overs, V60, French Press, and slow cold brewing. In addition to coffee, you’ll find lattes, frappes, iced coffees, Italian sodas, refreshers and more. Two private meeting rooms are available, perfect for book clubs, study groups, breakfast or lunch meetings, or just hanging out with friends. 

115 E Shankland Ave, Jennings, La.


Great Harvest Bread Co. proudly serves coffee and espresso by Rêve Coffee Roasters out of Lafayette, La. Every coffee order is roasted fresh the day of or the day before ordering. Their brewed coffee is a single origin Costa Rican coffee and their espresso is specially blended for Great Harvest, using beans from Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Columbia for an extra smooth, never bitter drink. Staying true to the Great Harvest tradition of using natural ingredients, their coffee syrups and chocolate sauces use no artificial flavors or sweeteners. They offer a full line of coffee and espresso from cold brew to iced lattes and "seasonal” flavors year-round. Got a special request? Just ask! Great Harvest adds new and exciting flavors like their latest "Bee’s Knees” with lavender and honey or the popular "Cinnamon Roll” latte with white chocolate, brown sugar, and cinnamon. They’re more than just a bread company! 

4112 Lake St #100 206 W 11th St, Lake Charles  


PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans brings the savory taste and experience of New Orleans coffee to the world . . .  and Lake Charles! Founded in 1978 as one of the original specialty coffee brands, PJ’s Coffee utilizes only the top 1% of Arabica beans, sourcing 14 origin coffees from Sumatra to Ethiopia, Colombia to Papua New Guinea. They are industry leaders in sourcing methods; from farm to cup. 

3625 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles


Café du Bayou Bayou Rum/Louisiana Spirits recently opened a coffee shop and café in a renovated rustic 1903 farmhouse situated on the property. They offer a wide variety of coffee drinks including, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, and more made with Louisiana’s beloved Community Coffee. If you’re so inclined, they also make signature adult beverages with spirits from their own distillery. Try a Spiced Tea (Bayou Rum Spiced and sweet tea), a White Russian with Bayou Rum White, Gator Bite Coffee Liqueur, and half-n-half, or add a shot of Gator Bite Coffee Liqueur to a cup of coffee. 

20909 Frontage Rd, Lacassine, LA


Next up on the Lake Area coffee scene? 

A CC’s Coffee House on the corner of Elliot and Country Club Rd is currently under construction. They are based in New Orleans and known for their wide variety of coffee house favorites and superior guest service.

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