Morning Call to Locate in City Park

Café au lait and beignets will soon be served within the Casino Building at New Orleans City Park. Morning Call Coffee Stand will be updating the concession area of the Casino Building over the next several weeks and plans to open to the public in the fall.

Morning Call will be open 24/7 and will offer ice cream, jambalaya, gumbo, and other fare in addition to coffee and beignets.

Restrooms will be open via the rear of the building during construction as will the gift shop. The park will be selling light refreshments during the construction phase.

Appealing to an eclectic and colorful clientele, Morning Call offers a unique and traditional experience. The rich chicory coffee is brewed using the time tested “French drip method” which allows the coffee to build intensity and body. Whole milk is heated to a near boil then mixed with the coffee to form the quintessential café au lait.

The beginets, also referred to as “French market donuts” are hand rolled and cut before being plunged into hot oil. The result is a light, delicate treat that is liberally dusted with powdered sugar and is well-known as an irresistible New Orleans creation.

Originally located on Decatur Street in the world famous French Quarter, Morning Call prospered for over 100 years before moving to Jefferson Parish in 1974.

““Who doesn’t love a steaming café au lait with a delicious side of beignets?”,” said Bob Becker, CEO of City Park. “What better place to enjoy them than at City Park adjacent to century old oak trees and abundant open spaces.”

“It’s truly an honor and a privilege to be able to combine two New Orleans institutions, Morning Call Coffee Stand and City Park, in a new venture, Morning Call in the Oaks, located in the old Casino Building. Open 24 hours, we’ are looking forward to creating a new tradition in one of New Orleans’ most beautiful settings. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone enjoying café au lait and beignets under the oaks!”, said Mike and Bob Hennessey, Proprietors of Morning Call.

John Hopper
New Orleans City Park
Chief Development Officer +
Public Affairs Director