Home away from home: A day in Mid-City

The businesses bring a familiar, welcoming vibe, and as the name states, being in the middle of town offers the perfect spot for everyone to get together and chill.

by Mary Staes
February 12, 2019

If it feels like home, you might be in your house… or you might be in Mid-City! The businesses bring a familiar, welcoming vibe, and as the name states, being in the middle of town offers the perfect spot for everyone to get together and chill.

Coffee Science

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Carefully calculated coffee brews. Tea served in glass pots. Coffee Science is a modern and relaxing pick-me-up. The cafe extends into a second room where you can meet up for a cup with friends or study, and the backyard features a patio and bench area.

Coffee Science
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Getting there
410 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours
Mon-Wed 7am–5pm
Thu-Sat 7am–9pm
Sun 7am–5pm
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City Park

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There’s nothing like a morning jog to start the day. If you’re headed here with your cup of joe, any spot is a good one to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. From Big Lake, to the porch swings near the Peristyle, City Park is full of gorgeous scenery.

Bevi Seafood Company

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For lunch, you can either dine in, where they serve the seafood to you in plastic trays like at your favorite crawfish boil, or you can take the food to go and head to nearby Bayou St. John and eat on the banks.

Bevi Seafood Co.
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Getting there
236 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours
Mon 11am–4pm
Tue-Sat 11am–8pm
Sun 11am–4pm
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Home Malone

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Nestled in a home re-done as its storefront, Home Malone sells handcrafted items exclusively made in the South. You’ll get your fill of #RefGate here, as well as lots of New Orleans influenced gifts and trinkets.

12 Mile Limit

 

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What’s more welcoming than free food for your neighbors? This neighborhood bar does just that, every Monday from 7-8 p.m. On Wednesday nights, you can get in a little socializing with trivia, and brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. The bar also is the revolving host for different local pop-up kitchens, which they feature on social media.

Vessel NOLA

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For many, church is like a second home. Located in a church built in 1914, Vessel NOLA offers a unique dining experience with community dining tables and an outdoor patio. The church vibe follows throughout the building and experience, with drinks flowing out of vessels that look like they come straight from Mass.

 

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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