City Roots Coffee Bar open at Electric Depot 

    The newest eatery at Electric Depot, City Roots Coffee Bar, is open. 

    Next door to the restaurant and entertainment venue Red Stick Social, City Roots officially debuted in late October in the second of two main buildings on the property. The coffee shop is the first of four food vendors expected to open in the Electric Depot building, including ramen and poke eatery Boru, ice cream and Asian-inspired dessert shop Sweet Society and a second location of Blue Corn Tequila and Tacos

    City Roots specializes in small-batch roasting and handcrafted coffee drinks. 

    The interior is rustic and industrial, with unfinished brick walls and black countertops. Special touches like chic glassware, projectors flashing the coffee bar’s name on the walls and a lively succulent centerpiece add flair.  

    The coffee bar serves espresso drinks, filtered coffee, affogatos and espresso milkshakes. Guests can choose from a generous list of milk alternatives, including almond, oat, hemp and soy. On tap, baristas pour cold brew, nitro coffee, a draft latte and vanilla latte.

    For non-coffee drinkers, the shop has limeade, Italian soda, iced tea, milkshakes, tea lattes and hot chocolate. Snacks on the menu include gourmet chocolates from Zocalisa Fine Chocolates and baked goods like croissants, chocolate chip muffins and scones. 

    After settling into the new spot, the owners plan to start roasting their own small-batch coffee beans. On White Light Night, City Roots will be open during a pop-up event with its Electric Depot neighbors. 

    Read the full story about City Roots Coffee Bar from the latest edition of 225 Dine, subscribe to the free e-newsletter to keep up with Baton Rouge food and events.  

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