Willa Jean is a southern bakery restaurant that adds a modern and elegant touch to the iconic, southern food we all know and love. It's the perfect spot for a coffee and a breakfast pastry to-go as well as a relaxed meal with friends and family. Located in the Central Business District in downtown New Orleans.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
fried chicken biscuit + tabasco honey
BBQ shrimp toast
LA shrimp + sourdough + burrata + nola bbq sauce
fried chicken sandwich
serrano slaw + sambol mayo on hawaiian roll
Went for lunch, fried chicken sandwich was amazing. Great buns with amazing chicken.
We made a reservation and were quick to be seated. The food was excellent. Everything my group of 3 got was outstanding. Definitely will return next trip
Forgot our drinks, biscuit and side order of bacon. Didn’t like the food we did receive
Excellent service and the food was amazing
Ordered every snack, a few meals and a drink. Everything was delicious.
this was our first experience at willa jean and i had pretry high expectations for all i’ve heard. i loooved the banana bread, the flaky, buttery biscuit with egg, bacon, and pimento cheese, and the fresh avocado toast. our cocktails and coffee were amazing as well. i also the loved the bright and happy ambiance. i rarely say anything about service and i know how difficult things are right now for servers and the industry, but our server didn’t smile at us once and seemed annoyed and a little out of it to the point it made me uncomfortable, and we didn’t get silverware until our second course. it was very busy and other staff seemed super friendly and attentive. everything else made up for it, but i was a little disappointed in service. i would love to come back and try again!
We had a mishap in the beginning with our table waitlist reservation but after that was settled we enjoyed our food and the time at Willa Jean! Great food and drinks! Our server was great!
Everything was delicious! Great service!
My best meal this trip. Highly, highly, highly recommend!!!!
I have nothing bad to say about Willa Jean ever. I have gotten delivery as well as eaten in multiple times and everything I have ever eaten is perfectly prepared and just delicious. You cant leave Willa Jean without a chocolate espresso crinkle cookie!
Visiting from out of town, this place was worth the visit in all aspects! Friendly service, amazing food and good value!
We celebrated a birthday brunch here. The staff was very accommodating to our needs. The food was delicious. The chicken sandwich is one of a kind. Don’t leave the restaurant without trying it!!
Great atmosphere, great location , all the food is amazing
Great as always!
I had reservations for 2 tables of 4. They wouldn’t move tables together. Service was slow.
We were visiting NOLA for the weekend and wanted a good brunch spot. Willa Jean’s was perfect. The monkey bread was delicious and the chicken and biscuit with the spicy honey was amazing.
I love this place! The food was fantastic, don’t forget the banana pudding! We will go back, best service I’ve had. For breakfast, this place is a must for all my trips into NOLA!
Great spot for out of the way breakfast. Bakery items are always wonderful. Fun atmosphere.
Fantastic food as always. Friendly service , just a tad slow, but hey, we're in a pandemic.
Everything was amazing! Highly recommend the chai latte and griddled banana bread!
Fabulous biscuit with sausage gravy. Great coffee and yummy monkey bread. Service was excellent!!
Absolutely loved the avocado toast, lots of flavor! The cornbread was amazing too! Kind server and great service!
A little overpriced!
The food is phenomenal!!!!!!! Some of the best we have had in NOLA
Our server Dallas had great recommendations, was very attentive, kept our coffee cups full!
We loved Willa Jean. Great coffee and the cornbread was incredible!! Highly recommend.
Another fabulous visit to Willa Jean. The biscuits and gray are wonderful and the avocado toast is the best.
Fantastic from start to finish! Great service and delicious food! We’ll be back!
Wonderful experience. Great atmosphere. Outstanding food.
Big portion, love food, vibe, and service
Terrific service great casual food concept
After making a reservation hostesses wanted me to sit at bar with a barstool with no back. This is a time when a solo diner feels slighted. Took over 10 minutes before server arrived to take cocktail order. Service was erratic. Chicken biscuit was delicious!
Just landed in NOLA and needed a spot for brunch after a morning of travel- Willa Jean’s staff was AMAZING, let us hold our luggage behind the counter for the 30 min wait till our table was ready, watched them sanitize and wear masks accordingly, and gave great service and good answers to any questions. Will be going back before our flight out that’s for sure!!
What’s not to love about this restaurant? The ambiance is delightful, and the service is impeccable. Our server, Rosa, was corrupted and professional. The food is beyond amazing. The hangover bowl and chicken sandwich were outstanding, and the biscuits and gravy appetizer was heavenly. Do not leave without trying the blueberry -ginger muffins! We will definitely be back.
Love it , great food , healthy options , great drinks , great service, great location
Amazing chicken and biscuits. Staff and food are always on point.
All of the food was amazing. We had the griddled banana bread which I could live on. I had the fried chicken biscuit and my fiancé got the veggie farro bowl. Very cute spot!
Great food and nice atmosphere
Will definitely come back for my next trip to NOLA.
Willa Jean was a bit of a disappointment as I had heard it was a great spot to grab brunch. I had the hangover dish and my friend had the fried chicken sandwich. Both lacked taste and seasoning. The hangover dish looked ok but the meat was over cooked and it was bland. For the cost of each entree, it is way overpriced. Service was awesome.
Was recommended by a friend to try, and will make it a point to go every time we are in town. Fantastic food and fantastic service.
You can order delivery directly from Willa Jean using the Order Online button. Willa Jean also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 509-7334.
Willa Jean is rated 4.8 stars by 1666 OpenTable diners.
Willa Jean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shopwillajean.com/products/gift-card.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.