A Historic Gathering House
Backatown Coffee Parlour, located at the very site of old Storyville, embodies the aura of the time where you could hear the sounds of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and King Oliver and meet folks from all walks of life. We strive to present Backatown as an authentic New Orleans gathering space that helps cultivate our neighborhoods through the fostering of ideas and conversations.
Backatown is a locally-owned coffee boutique designed to reflect the unique personality and charm of old Storyville with excellent offerings and customer service. There is something for everyone here. In addition to premium coffee and espresso drinks, the boutique also serves loose leaf teas, juice, fresh-baked pastries, and desserts along with an assortment of light fare meals for families to enjoy.
With perks like free Wi-Fi and plentiful outdoor seating in jazz infused setting, Backatown is a major contribution to the revitalization of Basin Street as a major tourist destination and a local gathering house where one can hear the sounds that made Basin Street famous.
We are not Uptown, not quite Downtown but Backatown! You can experience authentic New Orleans only a block from St. Louis Cemetery, Canal Street, Rampart Streetcar line, and 2 blocks from the New Orleans Welcome Station. Backatown is proud to be a part of the reawakening of businesses along Basin Street.