Orders from around the world inundate chefs at Frances' Bakery, who bake their fresh goods daily from recipes that have delighted taste buds and kept lonely recipe cards company for almost a century. The shop's rich custom espresso drinks pair with freshly filled cannolis, dainty chocolate éclairs, and sugar-free desserts. Thick Sicilian-style focaccia bread, topped with a blend of spinach, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes, adds a unique spin to the pizza concept, and traditional New Orleans muffuletta piles layers of baked ham, salami, cheese and olives upon a hefty round of italian bread.
World Coffee keeps caffeine-consumers running smoothly with a saccharine selection of coffee, tea, espresso, latte, cappuccino, and cider drinks. Avant garde guests can break free of stereotypical brews, adding up to two shots of syrup to concoct such heady mixes as the chocolate-covered-cherries latte, seasoned with Ghiradelli chocolate and cherry flavorings. Earthy options include the trail-mix latte—infused with shots of almond, hazelnut, and chocolate— and the sugar-free zebra steamer pays homage to the world's most confusing-looking equine by muddling sugar-free white and milk-chocolate syrups in warm, frothy milk. The shop's free WiFi allows gulpers to send unlimited apology emails to former gym teachers until closing time.
Peek across the counter at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's resident chocolatiers, who massage creamy loaves of chocolate on sturdy marble slabs daily. For additional culinary theatrics, feel free to cheer on the expert orchard orderlies as they kettle-dip Granny Smiths into caramel-coated creations. Caramel apples range from the classically simple ($5.25+) to the Rocky Road Caramel Apple, rolled in walnuts and marshmallows before being drizzled in milk chocolate and white confection with liberal discretion ($9.25). For additional brain pampering, snag a tote of freshly fangled fudge ($13.25/lb.).
A quaint coffee shop and deli, The Breakroom Cafe specializes in traditional breakfast fare, deli sandwiches, pastries, and gourmet coffee drinks. Ease out of a peaceful slumber with the vanilla belgian waffle, dusted with powdered sugar, whipped butter, and maple syrup ($4.95), or fill tired tummies with a hearty portion of biscuits and gravy ($3.95). The Southwest omelet, not unlike a bedside mariachi band, offers a spicy wake-up call with its tasty blend of ham, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and salsa ($5.25). Midday munchers can chow on a savory selection of po’ boys, wraps, salads, or deli sandwiches, including Danno’s italian ($7.50) or chicken cordon bleu ($7.25).
TCBY (aka The Country's Best Yogurt) serves 96% fat-free yogurt containing benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. The Metairie location dishes up cups of silky soft-serve in flavors such as golden vanilla and white-chocolate mousse ($3.25–$4.25). Top your probiotic-packed treat with strawberries, gummy bears, coconuts, or a host of other toppings ($0.69–$0.99). TCBY's Beriyo smoothies—potent potions such as Strawberry Bananza and Berrilicious—contain real-dairy frozen yogurt blended with bushels of fresh fruit ($4.25–$5.49). Celebrate successfully evading a baby raincloud with a hand-scooped traditional sundae ($4.99). Prices and selection vary from store to store.
A snackery and gelateria in Old Metairie featuring 24 flavors of homemade artisan gelato and sorbetto made with fresh ingredients and produce from local dairies and farms. We also have fresh baked goods, candies, chocolates, gifts and much more!