Coffee on the Porch ... Building Community One Porch at a Time

Coffee on the Porch is a free community gathering held quarterly from 9 to 11 AM on a different front porch in Mid City Baton Rouge. The premise is to connect the diverse places and people that are part of Mid City - to find common ground and to celebrate our differences. We see porches as forums for building community. They are places where we meet our neighbors, share stories, and learn about one another. There are no requirements besides being yourself and the coffee is always free! The event also serves as a platform to support and connect local organizations and businesses. Each gathering comes together through a broad collaboration of organizations, individuals, and businesses. Contact us at if you are interested in participating or sponsoring Coffee on the Porch!

Last year, Mid City Studio created a mapping project to highlight issues and celebrate all the beauty in our city! Each location for Coffee on the Porch had a corresponding topic and map to teach us all something new about Mid City! Check out previous locations and corresponding maps below. 


Winter:  Fri., February, 23, 2018

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church   //   1358 South Boulevard   //   8-10 AM
Celebrating Black History Month, music provided by members of Bethel AME's Choir

Spring:  Sat., April, 28, 2018

Tim's Garage   //   4556 Government Street   //   9-11 AM
Coffee provided by Pickle Block Roasters!

Summer:  Sat., July, 28, 2018

Spain Street Park   //   2191 Spain Street   //   9-11 AM
Cold Brew Coffee provided by Cafeciteaux Coffee Roasters

Fall:  September, 28, 2018

Serve Louisiana // 353 St. Charles Street // 9-11 AM



January 27, 2017

HOPE Ministries   //   4043 Winbourne Avenue
Featured maps: BR Without a Car, 70805 Community Resources 

February 24, 2017

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church //   1358 South Boulevard
Celebrating Black History Month, music provided by Bethel AME's Choir
Featured maps: Black History in BR, Civil Rights Timeline

March 31, 2017

Front Yard Bikes   //   700 Terrace Avenue   
Featured map: Tour de Public Art in partnership with Bike BR

April 28, 2017

Together Baton Rouge   //   2019 Government Street
Featured map: Better Together BR

May 26, 2017

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless   //   153 N. 17th Street
Featured map: Homeless Services in BR

June 30, 2017

Pit N Peel   //   2101 Government Street
Featured map: Exploring Soul Food in BR

July 28, 2017

Spain Street Park   //   2191 Spain Street
Celebrating the 2-Year Anniversary of Coffee on the Porch
Featured map: Neighborhood Parks in BR

August 2017

It's too darn hot and we're taking the month off!
Featured map: Snoballs in BR

September 29, 2017

North Boulevard Town Square   //   200 North Boulevard
In partnership with the Downtown Business Association and Downtown Development District
Featured map: A History of Moving BR

October 29, 2017 (Sunday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM)

Historic Magnolia Cemetery   //   422 N. 19th Street
Featuring a Historic Cemetery Bike Tour led by Historian Mark Martin
Featured map: Historic Cemeteries of BR

December 29, 2017

East Baton Rouge Main Library   //   7711 Goodwood Blvd. 
Celebrating the 200th Birthday of the City of Baton Rouge
Featured map: 200 Years a City