Welcome to the Chicory Café. You’ve found the place to go for a quiet cup of coffee, casual meeting, or dinner and drinks with live music. It’s all here, served up New Orleans style.

You’ll wake up as soon as you open the door and smell the coffee. Your day is sure to be off to a great start, especially with hot fresh beignets or a breakfast po’ boy sandwich to go with your favorite java. Sip gorgeous lattes and cappuccinos, from locally roasted organic fair-trade beans, made by baristas who know the subtleties of coffee drinks and can tell you the stories behind the French chicory that goes into every pot of our Café Noir drip.


We take our cue from the Big Easy with a laid-back and casual vibe, but we take our food seriously. Creative and deliciously eclectic choices fill our menu and are sure to please all ages and tastes. From soups and sandwiches to party-in-your-mouth Cajun dishes or mac and cheese options, you’ll find vegetarian, gluten-free, and kid-friendly foods as well as dishes for meat-eaters. Breakfast is served all day and beignets are always hot and freshly made in-house. All meals can be complimented with draft craft beer, specialty cocktail, wine, spirited coffee, signature Hurricane or Big Easy Bloody Mary.

Making life tasty and fun for the whole family is part of our plan. We love being part of this community and the Chicory Café calendar includes loads of events throughout the week like live music, karaoke for the family, food and drink specials, live trivia, chess club, and a DIY Bloody Mary Bar. And we host one of the best Mardi Gras parties outside Louisiana. From a quiet place for coffee and WiFi to an energized hub of live performance art and entertainment you’ll feel at home here.


Find out what many local businesses, medical offices, private events, and ND sports teams already know—our catering is stellar! Ultimate flexibility and delicious food provided with warm and friendly service that makes you smile. Our place—Chicory Event Center—or yours.

The Chicory Café has been part of the local community since 2005 bringing Cajun flavor to Michiana. In 2019 we added our Mishawaka location at 114 W. First Street. One New Orleans heartbeat, two cafes.

The South Bend location is in the heart of Downtown, conveniently located near Century Center, hotels, and the Gridiron and not far from the Riverlights. Our home base for supporting the community and participating in local events. We keep things fresh all week long with food and drink specials, live music, karaoke, and entertainment, club meetings and more. The place for coffee, cocktails, muffulettas, gelato, and the best beignets outside NOLA with an attitude that is always laid-back and welcoming.

Our new Mishawaka location boasts a huge outdoor seating area, just steps away from the scenic St. Joseph River with its new parks and connecting walkways. A place to sit, relax, and enjoy great flavorful food the whole family will love—po’boys, jambalaya, sandwiches, riffs on mac & cheese, even gelato! Locally roasted organic fair-trade coffee, freshly made breakfasts, lunch, dinner, cocktails, live music and so much more. We are a home to community events, with extended hours during Mishawaka events. Expect a warm welcome and a relaxed attitude.

So...as they say in NoLA, "Laissez les bon temps roulez!"

And...as they say in Chicory Cafe, "When was the last time you've beignet-ed?" 

Come in and join the fun. 



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Monday-Thursday 6:30a- 9p
Friday   6:30a- 11p
Saturday   8a- 11p
Sunday   9a- 9p