“Sit & Chill” Spots around NOLA

Let’s admit, we all could all use some “ME TIME” every now and then. Whether it’s sitting in your favorite coffee shop and enjoying a good book or taking yourself to a much needed lunch date. We all need time to just sit down, unplug from the world, and chill. As a SAHM I’m always looking for a great place to just “Sit and Chill” during the day without being cooped in the house all day. Fortunately, New Orleans is full of wonderful daytime gems that are ideal for a well deserved R&R break during the day. Here are a few of my favorites around the city of New Orleans!

St. Roch Market

Address: 2381 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Hours: 7AM-10PM
Phone: (504) 609-3813

This New Orleans gem is located in the Historic Bywater area and is a great place for an early lunch or an indulgent happy hour. This local market features various vendors who sell everything from fresh baked goods to premium cocktails with a side of oysters. They also sell a variety of knickknacks and grocery goods as well. Visiting here for a nice lunch is always ideal as you can enjoy the open market style seating or can sit outside and catch some rays while you enjoy the sights and views.

Backatown Coffee Parlour

Address: 301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours: 7AM-7PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Sat
Phone: (504) 372-4442
Quiet and tucked away, this coffee parlor offers a nice getaway from the normal hustle and bustle of the average main chain coffee shop. They offer a variety of pastries, sandwiches, and gourmet coffee and tea selections. This place is perfect for a nice, quiet place to relax and unwind.

Satsuma Cafe

Address: 3218 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Hours: 7AM-5PM
Phone: (504) 304-5962
If you’e a lover of breakfast this place is the place for you. They offer fresh pressed juices, coffee, and house-made pastries that are AMAZNG! Everything is fresh and homemade with no question of artificial flavoring or heavy preservatives. They have a signature breakfast to die for and offer indoor as well as outdoor seating. If you choose to stop in, be sure to go after the breakfast rush hour but before the lunch crowd.

Bearcat Cafe

Address: 2521 Jena St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Hours: 7AM-4PM

Phone: (504) 309-9011

This neighborhood gem is sure to leave you full and fulfilled. With its huge portions and friendly and welcoming environment it definitely has made a mark on my heart and my stomach. This is a great place to sit in a corner enjoy a cup of joe or finish some work on your computer while enjoying a quick bite to eat. This neighborhood favorite offers cold pressed juices as well as the best ice you’ll ever have.

Whether you have an hour or an entire morning, be sure to get out and enjoy some “me time.” You deserve it!



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