The Speckled Palate
January 7, 2013

What We Drank: Velvet (New Orleans)

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What We Drank: Velvet, New Orleans. // The Speckled Palate

Back in October, I visited the Big Easy not once, but twice… for two separate wedding weekends.

Needless to say, I had a fabulous time both trips, and I had the pleasure of walking Magazine Street with my friends Karen and Ben before meeting the bride, a dear friend, to officially kick off the wedding festivities the second weekend.

We ended up stumbling into Velvet to grab some much-needed coffee, and I fell in love with the little shop as I sipped my iced latte.

What We Drank: Velvet, New Orleans. // The Speckled Palate

Homemade poptarts? And cupcakes for breakfast? I could totally get behind this!

What We Drank: Velvet, New Orleans. // The Speckled Palate

How can you not love an espresso bar this cute? C’mon, y’all.

Have you and your friends stumbled upon a hidden gem like this one?

If you’ve been to New Orleans or live there, have you been to Velvet?

Other things and places where we ate and drank: What We Ate: State Fair of Texas (2014)What We Ate: Cape Cod {May 2014}What We Ate: State Fair of Texas (2013)What We Ate: New Orleans (May 2013)What We Ate: Los Angeles, Venice Beach, Culver City and everywhere in betweenWhat We Ate: Joe T. Garcia’s (Fort Worth)What We Ate: Bartley’s B.B.Q. (Grapevine)What We Ate: Snooze A.M. Eatery (Denver)What We Ate: State Fair of TexasWhat We Ate: New OrleansWhat We Ate: DenverWhat We Ate: Crawfish Season


  1. Lacey Bean

    I adore little places like that! There used to be a coffee house (for lack of a better word, because it was in an actual house) near my college called “The Witches Brew”. I wonder if its still there… the drinks were amazing!

    • Erin

      You and me both, girl. And I love that the coffeehouse was called “The Witches Brew.” How fun! Sadly, there was no place like that within walking distance from my school, but I cherish finding gems like that today.

  2. Krysten Powers

    Aww how stinking cute is that! I didn’t even know ya’ll did that!

    • Erin

      We did! After Karen came and picked me up at the airport early, we hung out and walked Magazine, dropping in to Velvet to grab some much-needed coffee since I’d been awake since, uh, 4 a.m. The coffeehouse was fabulous and oh-so-cute!

  3. Natalie

    I would love to go to New Orleans one day! Those homemade pop tarts look dangerous, I bet they taste as good as they look,

    • Erin

      I totally support you visiting the Big Easy. It is one of my FAVORITE cities of all time, and I’m not surprisingly super sad that we no longer live within a 45 minute drive. And I really wish I had eaten one of those poptarts. I blame that fail on the fact that I was up at 4:30 a.m. to catch my flight to NOLA.

  4. Jayne

    This place sounds lovely! There’s always something whimsical and homey about places like these. I’ve stumbled across a little cafe before, tucked in between offices and such, when I was in college. When I felt like I needed something special, I’d go over for some coffee and a little square of shepherd’s pie. How I miss that place.

    • Erin

      Isn’t it fun how we stumble upon, and then save these places for special moments? I need to find one in my current city. And I think you should, too. 🙂 The cafe you described in your college town sounds lovely.

  5. Jessica

    Yes, I would go back to Nola just to try this. Well and other things too but I definitely have to get there next time.

    • Erin

      DO IT! But next time you’re in NOLA, can I be there, too?

    • Erin

      You and me both, Lynn. One of my favorite cities in the States, for sure.

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