Ben's Beans is coffee shop with its heart in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Think of this coffee shop as the Mardi Gras of downtown Houston, except instead of beads, drunk people, and a parade, it's just coffee. So basically it's nothing like Mardi Gras. But the coffee is expertly brewed and will give you the smooth jolt you need to get through the day. And if you want to bring some beads, Ben's Beans won't mind.