AROUND NOLA: French Truck Coffee Opens New Location in the French Quarter

(photo credit: French Truck)

Geoffrey Meeker, owner & founder of French Truck Coffee in New Orleans, has announced the opening of another location of his popular, craft coffee shop at 217 Chartres Street. Located in the newly restored, historic May & Ellis Building in the French Quarter, the newest location serves the extensive coffee and tea menu that is available at other French Truck locations. In addition to its small batch coffees, French Truck Coffee French Quarter offers pastries and baked goods from award-winning Pastry Chef Megan Forman’s Gracious Bakery.

“Opening French Truck Coffee in the French Quarter feels very natural for me,” states Meeker. “Our uniqueness fits right into the fabric of this vibrant and special neighborhood. We are excited to share our coffee with locals and visitors alike, and becoming a meeting place for all.” Meeker is particularly conscientious of the historic importance of the buildings in which he operates his coffee businesses. Whether protecting a structure’s original integrity or integrating modern technology into an antiquated facility, Meeker pays special attention to detail and respects its historic significance.

“We are thrilled to welcome French Truck Coffee to May & Ellis. French Truck’s attention to detail and focus on quality mirrors our own guiding principles as we developed the premier mixed-use residential building in the French Quarter.” state Clayton Randle and David Hecht with Abri Design + Development. “They are an incredible amenity for the building’s residents and the neighborhood as a whole.”

(photo credit: French Truck)

Meeker will open French Truck Baton Rouge in July 2017. He successfully partnered with Relevant Roasters in Memphis, rebranding that location as French Truck in August 2016, and will also open French Truck Café in the Crosstown Concourse development in June 2017. Crosstown Concourse is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the largest historic adaptive reuse projects in Tennessee’s history.

French Truck Coffee is a small-batch coffee roastery based in New Orleans, Louisiana and dedicated to respecting the flavor of the bean. Owner Geoffrey Meeker scrupulously selects the best quality beans to ensure the finest possible cup. French Truck operates a coffee shop at the main roastery in New Orleans, as well as French Truck Café. Meeker opened French Truck Roastery and Espresso Bar in Memphis in mid 2016, and plans to open a second café in Memphis, as well as Baton Rouge and the French Quarter in 2017. For more information about French Truck Café, visit www.frenchtruckcoffee.com.

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