The 10 Best Places For Brunch In New Orleans' French Quarter, Louisiana

Mary Jane Dempsey

Late nights and lazy mornings fit the New Orleans attitude perfectly. In no particular order, these are the 10 best places to enjoy brunch the morning after a jazz-filled evening in the French Quarter of Louisiana.

1. Red Gravy Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, American, Contemporary

Coffee
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Voted one of the top brunches by Open Table, Red Gravy is serving up Italian classics with its own special spin, such as cannoli pancakes or an omelet served with ricotta and meatballs. The owner and chef, Roseann, is a Jersey girl who fell love with the Big Easy and opened up the restaurant, which specializes in brunch meats and produce from local venders. The pottery decorations were created by the owner herself.

2. El Gato Negro Cafe

Restaurant, Mexican

Margaritas, El Gato Negro, Mexican Food, Margarita
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Chief Juan began working in the restaurant industry as a dish washer when he was 14 years old, to earn money to buy a new pair of shoes. Fast forward 30 years, Juan has established his own place, El Gato Negro, where he offers family recipes from Michoacán, Mexico. Patrons always return for the innovative margaritas.

3. Cafe Fleur-De-Lis

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian

Croissant
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Looking for a quintessential Southern American meal? Café Fleur-De-Lis is your answer, serving up traditional breakfast platters and wraps. The shop also offers its own espresso, roasted locally and packs a bold punch. Pancakes are known for being particularly fluffy and light.

5. Meals From the Heart Café

Restaurant, Cafe, American

Hidden inside the French Market, Meals from The Heart Café offers organic and fresh food, providing healthier options for anyone with dietary restrictions. From pancakes to sandwiches, the folks look to serve their customer with a number of gluten-free options. What could be better than healthy food to go?

6. Court of Two Sisters

Court of Two Sisters

If you want to treat yourself to a fancier brunch, look no further than the Court of Two Sisters. As you pick out what sort of eggs you want at the omelet station, enjoy listening to the jazz music being played by a live band. Be sure to make a reservation or you might not get a table.
The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, +1 504 522 7261

Brennan's Brennan’s | © Infrogmation / WikimediaCommons

7. Brennan's

Brennan’s

Originally opened in 1946, Brennan’s has become a classic spot to enjoy the fancier side of New Orleans. Customers can either choose from three course meals or pick out dishes à la carte.
Brennan’s, 417 Royal St, New Orleans LA, +1 504 525 9711

8. Muriel's Jackson Square

Restaurant, French, American, Seafood

Po Boy
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On the outside, this restaurant appears to be a swanky spot to try out creole food. The beauty of Muriel’s, however, can be found on the inside. The balcony offers customers one of the French Quarter’s most photographed views, while the Séance lush seating room reflects the building’s history as one of the most famous bordellos in the area. After exploring the different rooms, be sure to sit down to Sunday Jazz Brunch, featuring Joe Simon’s Jazz Trio.

9. Majoria’s Commerce Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Cajun, Vegetarian, Fast Food

Majorias Commerce Restaurant
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No frills? No problem! Majoria Commerce Restaurant is famous for serving “good food since 1965.” Tucked away in an assuming area, the place has a menu jam-packed with egg sandwich specials and po-boys at great prices. Don’t let the decor throw you off—Majoria makes simple and affordable Louisiana fare.

10. The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

Restaurant, Coffee, American, Vegetarian, Cajun

The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant has been serving up Creole food since 1894 and offers a wide assortment of Lousiana-style breakfast dishes and po-boys. Sick of the cliché beignet? Try the Old Cofffee Pot’s callas cakes, a rice cake served with pecans and grits.
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