September 10, 2019

You’re almost there! You’ve taken the first step—deciding to take a trip to New Orleans and experience its colorful cultural ambiance, excellent restaurants, and nowhere-else-but-here traditions that make New Orleans one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. Get ready to immerse in the sea of creativity, romance, drama, and fun!

If you’re traveling to New Orleans, it’s probably to partake in the city’s rich, diverse culture. If you’re looking to support some black-owned businesses while you’re in town, here’s how you can do so.

Some of the best coffeehouses and cafés to admire in New Orleans

April 04, 2019

Because New Orleans has unique architecture, we can only expect that trend to spill over to its coffeeshops. While we’ll leave the review of the actual coffee and treats to our sister site Eater, we’ve found some spaces that boast exceptional design both in and out of the shop.

June 11, 2019

Flanked by one of the last remaining buildings of the Iberville Housing project is a glistening hidden gem; Backatown Coffee Parlour.  This isn’t your average coffee shop in any sense of the word. The high ceilings, light fixtures, furniture — in fact, every inch of the community space — has been thought out.

April 28, 2019

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There’s no escaping the need for a cup of perfectly brewed coffee when the mood strikes, but you shouldn’t have to rely on Starbucks to curb your caffeine craving. When nothing but a cold brew, espresso, or latte will do, these are the black-owned coffee shops you should visit in Philly, Iceland, Atlanta, and beyond!is item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

GoNOLA Find: Backatown Coffee

February 15, 2019

Café Au Lait, chicory, and iced coffee.

New Orleans is known for its rich and addicting caffeinated drinks.

Nestled along Basin Street in the heart of Old Storyville is Backatown Coffee Parlour – a locally-owned boutique coffee shop that offers them up alongside much more. Everything from its off-the-beaten path locale, its globally-inspired decor and ambiance, and its hand-crafted menu, are working toward one shared purpose: to change the narrative of what a coffee shop is.

5 of the Top Black-Owned Coffee Shops Across the U.S.

March 13, 2019

Are you tired of drinking the same over-priced coffee again and again? Then you should consider giving one of these black-owned coffee shops a try. It’s said that variety is the spice of life. If this is true, it’s probably time to put down your favorite coffee and try something new. Start by paying a visit to one of these top black-owned coffee shops.

How to Spend A day in Black-owned New Orleans

August 28, 2018

There are few cities in the United States that celebrate the contributions of its black residents as much as New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the most famous cities in the world, it is the music, art, flavors, history, and soul that make New Orleans what it is today, and much of what makes the city great comes directly from the black people that call the Crescent City home.

 

If you’re thinking of planning a trip to this beloved city, we’ll tell you how to go a full day in New Orleans by supporting black-owned restaurants, shops, museums, and much more.

Partners in life & business

February 19, 2018

 I realized that handling the day-to-day rigors of my own business and interacting with customers gave me great joy and played to my strengths; so after the partnership ended, I knew that I would start another coffee shop. That is the reason I now have Backatown Coffee Parlour which has been open for three months, with my business partner and wife, Jessica Knox. It offers coffee, loose leaf teas, espresso based drinks, and light fare like sandwiches and salads.”

Backatown Coffee Parlour opens in historic neighborhood: Opening alert

January 22, 2018

Walk into Backatown Coffee Parlour and one of the first things one notices -- besides the scent of brewing coffee -- are the high ceilings, natural light and colorful murals. The coffee shop on Basin Street was opened in November by Alonzo and Jessica Knox. The building sits on property where the former Iberville public housing complex once stood. It is just down the block from St. Louis Cemetery, Canal Street, and the French Quarter.

New Orleans' 15 Most Essential Coffee Shops

January 23, 2018

Backatown serves up beans from one of the country's only black-owned coffee roaster, Bean Fruit in Pearl Mississippi, and has opened up in the city's colorful and historic former Storyville. It's near St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on the grounds of what used to be the Iberville housing complex. The Treme/Basin St. area is ready for a renaissance, and Backatown wants to be part of it. Enjoy espresso coffee drinks as well as soup, paninis, and house-made sweet potato pie (a family recipe of the owner).

Eat NOLA Noir: Celebrating February through local cuisine

February 06, 2018

Walking into Backatown Coffee Parlour while DJ Chinua is spinning Caribbean Funk vibes could make you feel a little guilty because you’re out on a weeknight, but when it’s carnival season, the word “guilt” is never mentioned. There’s more of a crowd than there would be on a typical weekday, and that’s all due to a pop-up event hosted by Eat NOLA Noir.

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