Willa Jean is a southern bakery restaurant by Chef Kelly Fields 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. We are actively practicing social distancing to protect ourselves and others. Please wear your mask upon entering.
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- 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
sourdough + burrata + nola bbq sauce
fried chicken sandwich
serrano slaw + sambol mayo on hawaiian roll
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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
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!
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.
Outstanding meal yet again. Consistently good. Excellent service. Manager Jen visited the tables to ensure everyone was pleased. Energetic and positive vibes. Good mix of younger and older people. Great place !
Upon arriving at Willa Jean, we were taken back by the massive layout. We were expecting a hole in the wall cafe but were pleasantly surprised by the tall ceilings and wall to wall windows. Luckily, we made a 10am reservation. We HIGHLY recommend making a reservation prior to your visit. It filled up fast. We were seated by the window and were immediately greeted with waters, a drink menu and a QR code limited menu. The food and drinks were amazing and we are looking forward to coming back with friends and family.
The avocado toast is pretty; the fried chicken tasty. They’re doing magical things with pastry and bread, so trust. The cocktails may be over priced, but it’s great to get a fine hot latte with a well executed milk petal.
Having left my home city 3 months ago, it was nice getting Los Angeles-esque fare. Too bad it came with the Los Angeles-esque service and ambiance.
I suppose it was telling that there was a gaggle of influencers out front shifting and tilting their wrists, phones, collagen-infused faces and butt-pads while posing for selfies.
Just a sign of the times. Not you too, NOLA... not like this.
In any case, set your expectations. You’re there for the food, not for the warm interactions you might come to expect out of other Louisiana establishments.
Very good - Went for biscuit - I pay a lot to eat in fine restaurants- I thought over $32 for a biscuit, 2 plain coffees & a croissant was a bit high. My 24 year old says no- but we could have gone to Cafe DuMonde for half the price & we did the next day.
We enjoy Willa Jean and have for years since it opened. We have eaten breakfast, brunch and lunch. The food is always fresh and beautifully prepared. Service is great and the decor perfect. Don’t leave without taking a bag filled with cookies or biscuits or both!
Food was outstanding! Great atmosphere and service!
Always have a great experience at Willa Jean! The food is delicious, service is fantastic, and ambience can't be beat.
Great atmosphere, great food and always great service!
It’s worth the trip just for the Tobacco Honey on the fried chicken biscuit. It’ll change your life.
We so enjoyed tasty, well-prepared comfort food. Chicken and biscuit, so delish. Chicken sandwich, crunchy and flavorful. Warm cookies and milk capped capped our flavorful and fulfilling lunch!
Delicious as always!
Food was excellent & service was outstanding!
Very nice place for breakfast! We had Monkey Bread, Chicken Biscuit with Tabasco honey and Biscuit with Sausage Gravy. All were very good. Monkey Bed was light and fluffy. THe Chicken was large that 2 shared and plenty of gravy on the Biscuit. THe biscuit seemed to be a cross between a croissant with lots of layers and a scoon. Only drawback I'd say the sausage was drowning in gravy which drew a little away from the flavor. All items very delish.
The restaurant exudes great energy and a neighborhoodly vibe. The staff is very professional yet easy going. We ordered a variety of breakfast items and were very pleased with quality and quantity. It’s a place that is worth the 10 minute walk from the downtown area.
Loved the food and overall ambiance. The chicken biscuit and artichoke dip were unreal. I’ll be stopping by every time I’m in NO!!
Delicious croque madame
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 1633 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.