America's Best Coffee Cities 2013
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No. 3 New Orleans
The Crescent City’s most famous java—the coffee with chicory at Café du Monde or the French drip at Morning Call—is unapologetically old-school, and holds its own alongside the near-obligatory beignet. For an only-in–New Orleans cup, but with a different kind of kick, try the Café Brûlot Diabolique at Antoine’s, first created in 1890: it’s a hot spiced coffee, flaming with brandy at your table.