This morning I checked out Magpie Cafe Downtown. Magpie is located in the historic downtown area of Baton Rouge. An easy going cafe offering espresso drinks, tea, pastries, sandwiches and salads.
Conveniently located downtown, the cafe had windows throughout, giving the cafe a very wide open feel. The weather was gorgeous which made the stay so comfortable and bright.
When I walked in, I immediately noticed the different seating options that were available. There was an area off in the corner near the windows with a bar area with elevated chairs. In addition, tables for larger parties which were also near the window. There were also normal height tables and chairs as well as tables with semi booth seating. A very comfortable area.
Outdoor seating is also available for nice days. The spot compliments the downtown area very nicely. I walked through and took a look at the cafe before ordering. I placed my order and had a seat.
A gentlemen immediately came and placed water and a glass of ice on the table along with silverware.
I decided to order a honey macchiato espresso to drink. The espresso was very smooth with a hint of the honey. A nice espresso.
Magpie’s coffee is an Italian espresso tradition with a combination of “slow bar”, a single cup brewing method. This method is popular in the Portland and Seattle area.
To eat, I chose a Classic Breakfast Board which included cheese, fresh strawberries, bread, jam and an egg. A nice choice for a late breakfast. Everything was fresh and delicious.
One of the things that I loved about Magpie is the menu offered seasonal ingredients that are from local farmers, local dairies and bread artisans. I love when restaurants and businesses offer local support. A big plus in my eyes.
Any items that can’t be found locally will be all-natural.
The style of the cafe was modern mixed with contemporary. Magpie had an upscale feel with a relaxed environment.
When I travel, I always love visiting coffee shops to see what their city or state has to offer. Magpie Cafe will definitely be on my must go to list of places if you are in the Baton Rouge area.
Magpie Cafe Downtown is located at 333 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. The Hours of Operation are Monday – Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Thursday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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