Where to eat breakfast in New Orleans? New Orleans is a city renowned for its culinary art thus finding a great restaurant for dinner or lunch is quite easy. Even though breakfast is the most important meal of the day, finding a restaurant that serves breakfast in the Crescent City, not as easy? But don’t be discouraged there are excellent breakfasts to be found. As I began searching out places to eat breakfast in New Orleans I have discovered that there are several excellent places to eat breakfast and it is a growing trend, a breakfast trend blossoming throughout the city. Existing restaurants and entrepreneurs are coming to the realization that many of the visitors flocking to our city are early risers with a desire to start their day off with a New Orleans breakfast.
Court of Two Sisters Jazz Breakfast-Brunch Buffet
The Court of Two Sisters should be everyone’s first breakfast in New Orleans. The buffet has over 80 different items to choose from and includes specialty salads, breakfast bar, seafood station, hot entrees, fruit and desert station, bakery items and an egg station which offers Eggs, Omelets and Pancakes made to order, any style. Their specialty is Seafood and Shrimp Creole Omelets and Classic Eggs Benedict. In the morning, a typical selection of hot dishes includes made-to-order omelets, Eggs Benedict, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, bacon and grits and grillades. The afternoon's sampling includes Creole jambalaya, turtle soup, Duck a l'Orange and Shrimp Etouffee in addition to omelets and Eggs Benedict. The cold buffet is a creative sampling of boiled shrimp (and crawfish when available) with your choice of traditional cocktail or Creole remoulade sauces, seafood and pasta salads, ceviche, pâtés, cheeses and a variety of fresh fruit. Also included are delicious desserts: pecan pie, homemade French vanilla ice cream, king cake, Bananas Foster and our famous Courtyard Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce. The Buffet is served daily from 9am to 3pm and Jazz music is always playing during the jazz brunch. Reservations are recommended because everyone wants to eat breakfast in their lovely French Quarter courtyard, relax and sing along with their jazz trio. The Court of Two Sisters is located at 613 Royal Street but also has a back entrance at 614 Bourbon Street.
Stanley Café for Breakfast on Jackson Square
If you are looking for a place to have breakfast in the French Quarter Stanley's is where you should go. Stanley’s is a place where many tourist make it a point to eat breakfast each time they visit New Orleans. It has great food, great location, and a great bloody marry. NOLA.COM stated “Stanley’s greatest accomplishment is its breakfast” and Travel & Leisure wrote “America’s Best Pancakes” So if a breakfast such as
EGGS STANLEY ~ Cornmeal-Crusted Oysters, Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon and Creole Hollandaise on a Toasted English Muffin
BANANAS FOSTER FRENCH TOAST ~ Battered French Bread, Sliced Bananas, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and Toasted Walnuts with Foster Sauce
STANLEY CLASSIC ~ Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Bacon, Creole Breakfast Potatoes, and Whole Wheat Toast
sound appetizing to you then stop by Stanley’s. They are conveniently located at 547 Saint Ann Street on historic Jackson Square, the view from Stanley’s provincial yet elegant dining room provides a beautiful backdrop of St. Louis Cathedral and downtown New Orleans. With all day breakfast and brunch, delicious sandwiches, a soda fountain, house-made ice cream desserts, and The Stanley Burger there’s something guaranteed to please anyone’s tastes in this charming French Quarter locale.
Cafe Fleur-de-lis Cafe * Breakfast in the French Quarter
If you are looking for good place to eat breakfast in the French Quarter that will not leave you hungry then the Cafe Fleur-de-lis restaurant is the place for you. With waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, omelets, and hash browns Cafe Fleur-de-lis is with out a doubt the best breakfast for the price in the French Quarter and best of all breakfast is served all day! They also serve excellent soup, salads, and sandwiches which also makes it a good place to eat lunch in the French Quarter. The cafe is conveniently located at 307 Chartres Street which makes it a convenient stop from any place in the French Quarter. I always recommend Café Fleur-de-lis for breakfast, lunch and dinner to both locals and visitors.
The Ruby Slipper Café a Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant
Looking for a less traditional breakfast something made from scratch, maybe more of a southern style breakfast? Then hurry on over to The Ruby Slipper Cafe. A line of people waiting to be seated is always a good sign and you will usually find one at The Ruby Slipper. But don’t let that deter you the food and atmosphere at the Ruby Slipper are worth the wait. From the bar they serve such favorites as the Bloody Mary, Brandy Milk Punch, Irish Cream Coffee and the likes. On the breakfast/brunch menu they serve New Orleans favorites like BBQ Shrimp and Grits, Eggs Blackstone, Eggs Cochon, Eggs Coubion, Bananas Foster Pain Perdu, French Toast and much, much more! The Ruby Slipper has four locations serving breakfast my favorite being the one at 1005 Canal Street. This cafe too is a must eat place for many repeat visitors to New Orleans.
Johnny’s Po-Boys * Breakfast served 7 days a week
Johnny’s Po-Boys doesn’t just make great po-boy sandwiches they also serve up a full menu of delicious breakfasts. They start serving breakfast at 8am everyday and the menu includes a breakfast platter served with 2 eggs, grits or hash browns, choice of Johnny’s Biscuit, English Muffin, Bagel or Texas Toast along with your choice of bacon, ham, sausage, pork chop or catfish. They also serve a variety of 3 egg omelet platters, breakfast sandwiches, French Toast, hot cakes and several A La Cart breakfast items. Johnny’s is located at 511 St Louis Street, right around the corner from the French Market Inn on Decatur St.
Daisy Dukes * Breakfast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Breakfast available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Omelets served with hash browns, grits, or small fruit cup& toast or biscuit. Daisy Dukes, the names says it all! If you want a good old down to earth homemade country breakfast then this is the restaurant of choice. With a breakfast menu consisting of Biscuits & Country Gravy, Home-Made Pancakes, Seafood Omelet, Alligator Omelet and Center Cut Pork Chop with eggs and hash browns you just can’t go wrong. For those visiting New Orleans Daisy Dukes has two locations to serve you 121 Chartres Street in the Quarter and 123 Carondelet Street in the CBD both of which are only a block or so off of Canal Street. Besides breakfast Daisy Dukes servers Oysters, lunch, and dinner 24/7. So whenever you have an appetite head on over to Daisy Dukes.
IHOP * Breakfast on Canal Street in the CBD
Serving for breakfast coffee, bacon and eggs, steak and eggs, pancakes, waffles, crepes, omelets, and French toast. The IHOP restaurant is a tried and true breakfast tradition found in most cities. For those visitors staying in the French Quarter, the CBD, or the Warehouse district and who are looking for an affordable place to eat breakfast there is an IHOP located at 833 Canal Street. This IHOP which is just outside the French Quarter serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day. At IHOP there is a kids menu and if you’re a guest 55 or over, you can enjoy special senior meals made just for you — at special prices. Canal Street is the main thorough fare separating the French Quarter and the CBD so ask for a coveted window table. If you are able to get one you can people and streetcar watch as you enjoy breakfast.