HiVolt Coffee | New Orleans
At HiVolt Coffee, I’ve gotta say, they know their cookies, too. I knew I would like this cookie from the moment I picked it up. It sort of sunk into my hand because of its softness. It’s a little crisp on the outside while maintaining its thickness throughout. This cookie really goes into hi-volt when you find out it is full of both milk and semisweet chocolate chips with a little cinnamon or nutmeg to add some extra flavor. HiVolt Coffee’s chocolate chip cookie is a must-eat when you’re in New Orleans.
The Cookie Tour Stop
The cookie wasn’t the only thing I loved about HiVolt. Let’s talk about the location. It’s in the Lower Garden District, which is a very cool, non-touristy part of New Orleans. It’s right by Magazine Street, which is home to countless one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. I will tell you we walked what was probably the entire length of Magazine Street, so maybe have your cookie, walk a little way, and then hop in a cab to get up the street.
HiVolt Coffee also displays the work of local artists, so you really get a taste for New Orleans’ culture (outside the coffee and cookies). I was in to the whole aesthetic—artsy vibes, enviable tile work, beautiful pastries... What more could you want in a coffee shop?
While You’re There
Like I said before, Magazine Street! You’ve gotta go. My friends and I had the best time popping in and out of shops. We happened to walk down the street at sunset and got to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of old, windy trees and whimsical homes in the golden hour. Couldn’t have planned it better.
We walked a few more blocks over to peek into Lafayette Cemetery Number One, which is right across the street from Commander’s Palace. I once had the best meal of my life at Commander’s Palace, but that’s a story for another day. It’s a staple in the NOLA food scene, so make sure you snag a reservation before you leave for your trip.
With so much to see and do in the Garden District, you’ll be happy you got out of the French Quarter and experienced a different side of New Orleans. I can’t wait to hear about your trip!
Chek out another New Orleans cookie stop I found off the beaten path!