Mmmmm coffee. I love it. The warmth, smell, and of course, the flavor all make me so very happy!
To me, coffee is comfort food and always summons fond memories. Lucky for Lake Charles, we’ve got great coffee shops and cafés serving coffee perfection. So, whether you need a “pick me up” or just want to enjoy a good cup of Joe, here are the area’s Must-Try coffee shops.
Stellar Beans is so chill. I love the hippy vibes served alongside their awesome coffees, specialty teas, and food. I absolutely love their Chai Latte. The cinnamon, ginger, and allspice are lovely. Another local favorite is their Nebula Shot, a shot of espresso, vanilla syrup, and half and half.
The Charleston Bistro is the best of both worlds: delicious desserts and Lavazza brand coffee. They also offer more than a dozen flavored syrups to add to your cup. Almond, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Milano, Toasted Marshmallow, and Tiramisu are just a sample! So many to choose from, go wild!
Everyone loves PJ’s! Great coffee and awesome café. PJ’s does several seasonal coffee flavors that are “on point!” Their pumpkin spice and s’mores lattes are crazy good. During the Mardi Gras season, you can get King Cake coffee and latte. Also, their Velvet Ice drinks are addictive! These frozen coffee drinks are super smooth and topped with sweet, whipped cream. YUM!
4. Chez Caffe
This charming little café has been around for over 20 years and is seriously so cute. Their flavor motto is “IF you can dream it, we can build it.” Equipped with so many flavored syrups your head will spin, they can create cappuccinos like French Toast, Snickers, Twix, and Caramel brûlée.
5. Camp Coffee
You might not think of a Class C Motorhome as a hip, coffeehouse; but in Lake Charles, anything is possible! Camp Coffee offers fun beverages like a “campuccino” and its own private label blend, Camp Ground. You can find Camp Coffee at local events, but soon they will have a weekly schedule for downtown and around McNeese State University.
This little bakery is a proud server of locally roasted Acadian Coffee Roasters coffee to accompany their lovely scones, chocolate croissants, quiches, and bread. Local support local, that’s what I love to see. Acadian Coffee Roasters has several blends. My favorite is their Early Bird blend and Colombian. They are also 100% organic and certified Cajun! Aaiee!!!
Great Harvest has delicious bread, sandwiches, and OMG – THE BROWNIES, but they also offer Lafayette brew, Rêve Coffee. This stuff has got a kick! If you are feeling sleepy, Rêve coffee will wake you up with bold flavors and plenty of caffeine.
8. Common Grounds Sip & Chill Coffee House
Common Grounds is a locally and family-owned "Sit and Chill" Coffee house that was built on love and prayer, two of the ingredients that make this a must-visit, top of the checklist, favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. There are many things that make Common Grounds Coffee House special. From the signature homemade, fresh-baked peach cobbler pies to the southern classic shrimp and grits...and of course, the coffee! But what really makes this a five-star experience is the extraordinary customer service. When you visit, you will feel more like a welcomed guest than just the next person in line. Pictured below, owner Michele prides herself on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere and can often be seen greeting and visiting with guests when she is not busy in the kitchen.