Church Alley © 2013

My grandfather opened his first business on Church Alley in downtown New Iberia, LA. My first business is a fine coffee shop in Central City New Orleans. With limited and simple ingredients for an elegant, community oriented experience in my neighborhood, I offer up Church Alley Coffee Bar to you. I hope you love this place as much as I do.


So happy to be back open! 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

We now share a space with Zeitgeist, the small movie theater, and the OCH gallery, a small visual arts gallery with a new artist each month.

Open Houses!!


We are in our new space! We will be open this week Tuesday to Thursday 8am to 1pm. April 8 to April 10. We are offering a limited menu at this time. Hope to see you here!


New Location!

Hi Everyone… .

We are excited to tell you that we have moved locations! We are now located at 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Only 4 blocks away.

We are taking some time to rebuild the space, but hope to be back open by early April 2014.

We are looking forward to serving delicious coffee in our new beautiful home


Renee, Kaite, and Aleece

Support Central City Non-Profits and Small Businesses this Holiday Season

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is lined with innovative organizations working to solve some of the city’s most difficult problems alongside many small minority and women owned businesses. This holiday season consider supporting the wonderful things happening in Central City. 

Below are just a sample of the organizations working hard on all things New Orleans on OCH.

Ashe Cultural Arts Center - At Ashé our mission is to use art and culture to support community development. We are an an initiative of Efforts of Grace, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent. Located in Central City, the Center provides opportunities for art presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts.

Cafe Reconcile - We are a community of concerned people committed to addressing the system of generational poverty, violence and neglect in the New Orleans area. Our innovative life skills and job training program assists young people (ages 16–22) from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives. Reconcile’s students arrive facing a vast array of challenges, from extreme poverty and high school attrition to homelessness, violence, and participation in the juvenile justice system. Nonetheless, these young people possess a deep desire to break the cycle and become productive, contributing members of society.

Good Works Network - Good Work Network is a 501(c)3 organization that provides business development services to minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area. We aspire to help minority- and women-owned businesses start, grow, and succeed. We envision a community where the economy is diverse and inclusive and where all dedicated and competent entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need to succeed.

New Orleans Mission - The Mission is an Interdenominational organization. Established in 1989, the New Orleans Mission is a private 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization initially created as a service provider for a growing population of homeless men living in our city. Today, we are the largest faith based private service provider among 60 shelters catering to the homeless population of New Orleans. Our overnight shelter capacity has grown from 80 men to 244, including 22 women.

Youth Empowerment Project - The mission of the Youth Empowerment Project is: “By providing intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth, we will strengthen each young person’s capacity to successfully connect with his or her family and community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood.”