If you find yourself hungry in Baton Rouge on a Sunday morning, head to the room at 3132 College Drive known as Coffee Call — and save room for beignets and cafe au lait, Louisiana style! The big blue archway with Hollywood lights beckons you to line up and order pillow-shaped dough squares covered in powdered sugar or a plate piled high with “fingers” — little squirts of dough that add up big time. (But who’s counting, right?)
In the back of the room, cooks roll out the dough, slice it into squares or fingers, then drop it into bubbling oil. When done, the sweet pieces are liberally showered with white confectioners sugar that we dare you not to get on your clothes!
Your place in the room is in line — filling up a mug with hot chocolate, strong black coffee, or cafe au lait — that creamy mixture of milk and coffee that we were first sipped at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.
And then you move through the room to find a place at the little round tables where shakers of sugar await you as you enjoy a Southern treat.
Or you just plop down at a wooden table, spread out the daily news, and dig in.
One coffee refill is yours for the taking, but you may have to order an extra plate of beignets just to complement the extra java. But that’s only if you have room, of course!
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3132 College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808