The Best Brunch Spots In Uptown New Orleans

Photo of Kate Harrington
10 November 2016

New Orleans is home to an eclectic blend of cuisines ranging from New Orleans/Louisiana to French to Creole to American fare. This holds true also for the brunch spots in Uptown New Orleans. With a wide variety of cuisines, there are our top picks.

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Brasserie, Cajun, $$$
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Lüke is a New Orleans brasserie that specializes in German and French fare. There’s also an evident Louisiana flare on all the menus, especially the brunch menu. From classic breakfast choices like an eggs Benedict to more upscale options as Creole influenced crepes, Lüke can fit a particular breakfast & brunch need. This is a fine-dining brunch, thus it has an elaborate drink menu as well.


Brennan’s is a fine-dining spot for Creole inspired fare. The outside is a Florida-pink exterior, and the inside matches with black-and-white tiled floors, pink chairs, and green walls. Big breakfasts like crepes and eggs Benedict are infused with Creole and Cajun flare. A tourist’s attraction along with a steady local crowd makes Brennan’s one of New Orleans busiest and well-known spots for breakfast and brunch.
Brennan’s 417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 525-9711

Jimmy J’s Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Coffee, Tea , Cajun, Contemporary, $$$
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Jimmy J’s breakfast and brunch fare includes mostly Southern-styled food. There’s also a grand selection of sandwiches that are all very meat-based. Although Jimmy J’s tries to cater to all, vegetarians might have a harder time finding a selection.


Restaurant, Cajun, $$$
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Mother’s is part of the popular brunch crowd in New Orleans. Serving up comfort classics – especially po’ boys – Mother’s has been a crowd favorite since 1938. Mother’s has a dedicated spot for carving meats that appear on the sandwiches that take up most of the menu.


Restaurant, American, Cajun, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Bananas Foster at Stanley's
Bananas Foster at Stanley's | © vxla/Flickr
Stanley Restaurant is a petite cafe located on Jackson Square and it is one of those places that serve breakfast all day long. Stanley is dedicated to New Orleans comfort food and the tourist and local crowd reflect its success. Located in the French Quarter region, Stanley is the opportune spot for a brunch event.

Majoria’s Commerce Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Cajun, Vegetarian, Fast Food
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Majoria's Commerce Restaurant
Majoria's Commerce Restaurant | © Chad Kainz/Flickr
Majoria’s Commerce Restaurant has been around since 1965, serving breakfast and sandwich options to the loyal crowd. Similar to the New Orleans-styled breakfasts that are popular in the area, Commerce Restaurant offers two-eggs breakfast specials served with a side of Cajun flare.


Diner, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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A classic diner in the uptown New Orleans, Coulis serves affordable breakfast fare in a bright and busy location. This daytime diner also offers a build-your-own breakfast menu. Coulis is ideal for a boozy brunch because it operates a BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) policy. Coulis also serves pancakes, waffles and egg sandwich options.

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