There’s a new place in New Orleans to grab coffee and a treat — The Station Coffee Shop & Bakery on Bienville St. in Mid-City. It feels like a place that’s been in the neighborhood for years. You can’t miss it, just look for the building with the bright purple tiled roof.
Proprietors Jonathan and Megan Walker spent years in the “coffee/bakery world” before taking the leap on their own.
They’ve used every trick in the book turning this former service station into the perfect spot…reclaimed wood, handmade tables, stained glass transom, a filled-to-the-brim bookcase, comfy sofa — that’s just the inside.
Outside you’ll find custom-made benches and tables to kick back and relax.
Megan is the baker creating treats like Bananas Foster Hand Pies and Chocolate Chile Personal Pies. Her cookie selection includes, Lemon Earl Grey Tea bars, Coconut-Lime Macaroons, and Homemade Oreos.
The Chocolate Cake with Dulce de leche and Espresso Buttercream and Rose Cake with Pistachio Cream Cheese Icing are almost too beautiful to eat.
Her savory treats include deep-dish quiches, potpies, kolaches, and meat pies. There’s even a vegetarian “meat pie” version filled with sweet potato, cauliflower, cumin and green peas.
While Megan stays busy baking, Jonathan takes care of the coffee. He uses beans from Revelator Coffee and Orleans Coffee Exchange for pour overs, drip coffees, and the usual espresso drinks.
More reasons to love this place — dogs are welcome outside and there is a water bowl for thirsty pups. Bike racks and a bike pump are offered for cyclists using the nearby Lafitte Greenway.
The Station Coffee Shop and Bakery opened up in February and already they have a steady stream of regulars. I can see why!
Good to Know
- The Station Coffee Shop and Bakery is open Monday-Saturday 6:30 am – 8 pm
- It’s located at 4400 Bienville St.
- They offer free wifi
- They use fresh ingredients and make their own chocolate sauce, vanilla syrup, and jam
- Ready to eat breakfast items are available if you’re in a rush to get to work
- They have vegan items