Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!

Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Shreveport Louisiana Travel Guide: Best Coffee & Tea In The City
As some of you may know, my hometown is Shreveport, Louisiana and this is where I was born and raised. Growing up I thought it was the most boring, outdated place in all the land but lately I have been finding a few hidden gems that I have never paid attention to before! One of those places is called the Retro 521 Cafe & Venue; I can assure you it is the cutest little coffee shop that I've seen in my whole life.
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
As soon as we arrived, I noticed that there were these cute little signs outside of the building to let you know that you have arrived! I love a place that puts thought into their ambiance and presence so you better believe I was already impressed before I even went inside.
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Even though it was freezing outside, you know I couldn't help myself and get a little selfie with my love!!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Anyways, we weren't inside the building for two seconds before I already knew what I wanted to order; and that was a warm cup of Lavender tea! Yum! I love me some Lavender and I could not wait to get my hands on a cup!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Oh, and what a surprise, they sell Lemon Lavender cake as well! And yes, you better believe I ordered that cake too! Ha! I know I should expand my horizons a bit and order something else but I couldn't help myself, I had to have it! As a matter of a fact, it was a very hard decision on what to order because they do offer a wide variety of things such as:
Menu Items
  • Retro Crack Cake Slice
  • Lemon Lavender Cake Slice
  • Chocolate Lovers Cake Slice
  • Fresh Muffins
  • Fruit Cup
  • Seasonal fruit mix
  • Bagged Granola
  • Breakfast Croissants
  • Sandwich/Salad Combos
  • Organic Chicken Salad
  • Zesty Chicken Salad
  • Retro Veggie Salad
  • Retro Hipster Salad
  • Kids Menu- Grilled Cheese, PB&J, or build your own sandwich.
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Coffee & Tea
  • Drip Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Macchiato
  • Americano
  • Latte
  • Cafe Au Lait
  • Mocha 
  • Cappuccino
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Hot Tea
  • Flower Child Tea
  • Peace Tea
  • Passion Tea
  • *Specialty Tea on certain days.
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Not only do they have an amazing food menu but their decor/ambiance is very cozy, quiet, and amazing! They have chairs everywhere, little private rooms, and chairs facing different angles so that you can have a little privacy while you're chatting it up with a friend.
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Everything is very unique, from the straw holder all the way to the coffee displays in the corner! I would say this place definitely captured that retro, 80's vintage vibe in the middle of 2019 and I am loving it!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
This is the face of someone who is ready to make their order but I won't stop taking selfies! Ha! #YOLO
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
And our food has arrived! We both ordered something different so that we can try as many things as possible! As mentioned above, I ordered the Lavender Tea with the Lemon Lavender Cake on the side while my boyfriend ordered a Macchiato coffee and cheese, egg, sausage, and bacon Croissant!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
I just love how my tea came with its own little teapot filled with a fresh batch of Lavender tea! So cute!
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
Also, babe said his coffee was a hit and that he really loved the cup that it was served in! I told him "good job for paying attention to detail" and we both pretty much cracked up about it! 😂
Travel Guide: Visiting Retro 521 Coffee Cafe & Venue In Shreveport, Bossier!
All in all, if I could give this place a 5-star rating I totally would! Everything about this coffee shop was aesthetically pleasing, cozy, and had amazing customer service. If you're interested in visiting, I would recommend time and time again! Anyways, If you decide to visit let me know what you think in the comments down below! Happy Monday! 

Always Living and Forever Learning,
Sha'Carey Martin

2 comments

  1. Yes I say 5 stars also. This place is amazing...our favorite stop. Love Shreveport..in my Southern and Country voice/
    xo tangie

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    1. I love it too! Home always has the best food!

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