Traveling purely for pleasure is delightful. But if you need to work remotely on the road, New Orleans is one of the best places on the planet to mix business with pleasure. Many charming spots in the Quarter near the Prince Conti are co-working meccas with blazing WiFi, where you can soak up local ambiance along with cafe au lait, craft cocktails, and gourmet New Orleans cuisine.
The Bombay Club (Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St.)
You could work in your room at the Prince Conti. But what fun is that? Wander down to The Bombay Club during happy hour, and graze on $4 small bites like Pork Belly Tacos and Cajun Poutine while imbibing great specials on beer, wine and house cocktails. 4pm–7pm Mon–Fri; 3pm–7pm Sat–Sun. Contact restaurant for updates.
French Truck Coffee (217 Chartres St.)
Need a jolt of caffeine to get down to business? French Truck boasts some of the city’s best locally-roasted coffee, prepares espresso to perfection, and puts a unique spin on mocha with hints of cayenne and cinnamon. Contact restaurant for updates.
Kingfish (337 Chartres St. at Conti)
Known for its award-winning craft cocktails, the Kingish is another great happy hour co-working spot. Sip Prohibition Punch and other signature drinks for just $6, enjoy half-price beer and wine, and sample hearty $5 small-plate specials like Fried Boudin Balls and Chicken and Smoked Andouille Gumbo. Daily from 3:30-6pm. Contact restaurant for updates.
Envie Espresso Bar & Cafe (308 Decatur St.)
One of the few coffee shops in the city that serves shots of booze in their coffee, Envie has it all: steaming cups of java, scrumptious pastries and breakfasts, and a full-service bar.