The Best Breakfast Restaurants in New Orleans

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Jazz, Mardi Gras, Spanish moss hanging in the trees, and one of the richest culinary traditions in the country make New Orleans a gem of a city. The influence upon New Orleans food spans cultures and centuries, offering up dishes that are truly unique to the city. We searched through our data to find the best breakfast spots in NOLA. Menus offer everything from beignets to fish burgers, and even fried shrimp po’ boys. Whatever you’re in the mood for, these breakfast places have it covered. Here’s where to go when eating breakfast in the Big Easy.

Restaurants:Superior Seafood, Muriel's Jackson Square, Mr. B's Bistro
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
Neighborhoods:Uptown, French Quarter

Superior Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
2,483 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Authentic Louisiana cuisine is the name of the game at this local favorite, which also gets high marks for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans. Superior Seafood's unpRead more
96% recommended
Kid Friendly in New Orleans / Louisiana

Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
7,268 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Sunday Brunch at Muriel's isn't just about enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the French Quarter, and neither is it about the amazing food (which is, of course, to die for)Read more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
3,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Famous for its Creole cuisine with only locally sourced ingredients, Mr. B's Bistro is pleased to serve some of the best breakfast in New Orleans. Owned and managed by Cindy BrennaRead more
95% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,919 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Gumbo, gumbo, and more gumbo are on the menu at Restaurant R'evolution, which has perfected the art of gumbo for their patrons. In addition to serving a traditional gumbo for theirRead more
90% recommended
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Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
764 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Looking for a perfect place to grab some brunch before a Saints game at the SuperDome? Look no further than MayPop, which is just a few steps away from the legendary sports complexRead more
89% recommended
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Poydras & Peters

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
75 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
Poydras & Peters bills itself as “approachable and affordable,” and there's nothing that says “eclectic” quite like a fusion of Vietnamese and Italian cooking. And with selections Read more
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Vessel NOLA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-City / City Park
837 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
Eat, drink, and congregate at this restaurant that makes its home in a converted 1914 church. Vessel NOLA is the brainchild of chef Amandalynn Picolo, and its brunch has helped theRead more
92% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in New Orleans / Louisiana

Meauxbar Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
French Quarter
1,142 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Meauxbar is as authentically Creole as the city of New Orleans itself, so it's no wonder that it serves some of the best, and most authentic, breakfasts in New Orleans. Located on Read more
100% recommended
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Ralph's on the Park

$$$$·Creole·
Mid-City / City Park
2,829 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
Ralph's on the Park is synonymous with amazing views, locally sourced ingredients, and Chef Chip Flanagan's ultra-modern take on classic Southern food. And, if one wants the best bRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Brennan's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
7,628 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
The name “Brennan” in New Orleans is synonymous with quality food, affordable prices, and legendary recipes, and this tradition is continuing with the eponymously named Brennan's, Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,536 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
With an elegant approach to classic Southern food, Willa Jean takes that same “elegant fusion” approach to their breakfast food, which includes a griddled banana bread, an artichokRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Cafe Degas

$$$$·French·
Mid-City / City Park
1,498 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Cafe Degas — named, as one might think, for the famous painter Jose Degas — was once voted the “Most Romantic Restaurant in New Orleans.” Now, it has the distinction of also being Read more
97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Compère Lapin

$$$$·American·
Central Business District
2,689 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Compère Lapin is a character from the annals of Caribbean and Creole fables (he was a mysterious, mischevious rabbit who donned himself in wild colors), and the restaurant named afRead more
95% recommended
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Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,194 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Housed downtown in the historical Werlein Music building, the Palace Café is yet another brainchild of the legendary Brennan family, though it's Dickie Brennan who helms this restaRead more
92% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Josephine Estelle

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Central Business District
1,601 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The brainchild of Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, Josephine Estelle fuses some of the best nuances of Italian cuisine with the distinct flavors of the cuisine of the American SouthRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in New Orleans / Louisiana

Luke

$$$$·French·
Central Business District
6,723 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
A Creole-inspired brasserie located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District on world-famous St. Charles Avenue, Luke sits just steps away from the French Quarter. ChRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in New Orleans / Louisiana

Arnaud's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
5,506 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Arnaud's boasts that it serves the “authentic New Orleans dining experience” to its patrons. And that commitment to hospitality and authenticity extends to its breakfast food, whicRead more
89% recommended

Agave House

$$$$·Mexican·
Mid-City / City Park
12 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Looking for a Mexican twist on some delicious breakfast? Look no further than Agave House, which offers everything from a zesty spinach dip with warm tortillas to an Agave Cabo SalRead more
100% recommended
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Restaurant Patois

$$$$·French·
Uptown
1,503 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
“Patois” refers to the dialect spoken in a particular region of “N'Awlins,” and there are few, if any, restaurants that cater more to the local crowd than Restaurant Patois. LocateRead more
95% recommended
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Trinity

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
709 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Another French Quarter staple, Trinity is one of the more upscale restaurants on this list that earns accolades from New Orleans tourists. It's hard not to like Trinity, really, esRead more
86% recommended
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