Edison’s Espresso and Tea Bar to Open at Pythian Market Friday, September 21st
New Female-Owned Craft Espresso and Tea Bar Opens with a Cocktail Twist


On Friday, September 21, 2018 from 8AM – 7PM Pythian Market will host its grand opening of Edison’s Espresso and Tea Bar – your daily dose of caffeine and tea with a cocktail twist.

The menu will offer a variety of traditional and artisanal espresso and tea beverages with options to pair with select spirits from Pythian Market’s Bar 1908, for a complete cocktail experience.

Edison's is the family's second venture in the area. The patriarch of the family opened the first coffee shop eight years ago and it has thrived under his watchful eye and the creative genius of his daughter Deidre Hall, Owner of Edison's Espresso and Tea Bar, and Dee’s Coffee. When asked about her experience she said, “I have enjoyed building our family's first coffee business over the last eight years in the Central Business District, and I am excited to fuse my love of craft cocktails to create a unique espresso and tea experience.”

The grand opening will feature samples of Edison's espresso and tea beverages for all guests and their full menu of items available for purchase.


Edison’s will be located at Pythian Market, the new urban food collective located in the historic Pythian Temple at 234 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. Hours of operation will be Sunday - Thursday 11AM-9PM; Friday - Saturday 11AM-10PM. For additional information, please visit www.pythianmarket.com.

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Instagram: @edisonsespressoandtea

About Pythian Market

Pythian Market is an urban food collective located on the ground floor of the historic Pythian Temple in downtown New Orleans. The market features 14 uniquely-curated artisan purveyors and retail vendors that showcase a mosaic of cuisines representing the many cultures that make up today’s culinary landscape in New Orleans.  From fresh Gulf seafood and authentic Southern BBQ to Vietnamese street food and Louisiana comfort fare, diners can expect soulful, fresh and creative cuisine served up in a convivial atmosphere. The market’s Bar 1908, under the direction of Beverage Director Lisa Nyugen (Cure & Seaworthy), features fast craft cocktails, local beers and a variety of seasonal frozen concoctions.  The 11,000-square foot space is both rustic and modern with exposed brick, polished concrete and pendant lighting.  Local artisans Matthew Holdren, Ashlee Arceneaux Jones and Brandan ‘Bmike’ Odums have each crafted elements of the marketplace that pay tribute to the storied history of the building; from tables made from the original dance floors from 1909 to a mural which depicts civil rights activist couple A.P. Turead and Lucille Dejoie who first met at The Pythian.

About The Pythian Building

A collaborative effort by co-developers ERG Enterprises, Crescent City Community Land Trust and Green Coast Enterprises, The Pythian is a repurposed, renovated mixed-use development featuring 69 apartments, offices, event space and Pythian Market – a ground floor multi-vendor food collective.  From its construction by the Colored Knights of Pythias under the leadership of Smith W. Green in 1908, to its use as a headquarters during World War II by Andrew Jackson Higgins, whom President Eisenhower called “the man who won the war,” the Pythian building has been integral to civil and human rights for over 100 years. It was seminal in the development of Jazz and was likely the first place that a 12-year old Louis Armstrong ever performed publicly.


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