Each of the wooden tables is set with fresh flowers. The menu of excellent panini, salads, and pastries is carefully written on chalkboards above shelves filled with tins of olive oil. The Uptown neighbourhoods of New Orleans were built when people wanted a store down the block. Now pockets of small shops still dot areas that are otherwise residential. Il Posto fits easily into its neighborhood, drawing families and couples for lunch, while offering between meals a sunny spot to sip coffee and linger over a newspaper.