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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

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American, Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Healthy
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200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
504-525-9355
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch...
A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch. Breakfast served all day, every day! Conveniently located in the Central Business District, one block from the Canal Streetcar line, and just steps to the French Quarter and Warehouse District.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 501
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  • 54
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  • 19
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
worth the wait

I thought we went early enough so we wouldn't have to wait but I think the place is busy from opening to closing. Full bar, I didn't eat at a place in New Orleans that didn't. We sat at the counter and watched dish after dish come from the kitchen. They all looked great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
BobBarb
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Upland, Ca
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  • Outdoor seating
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Round Hill, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My food was unique, the taste was splendid and the service was attentive. But this is diner breakfast, folks, nothing that spectacular - you can get food equally as good without the long wait .

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Reading, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was an extremely highly rated breakfast place and it was Easter Sunday morning so we rushed there by 8:30 (opens at 8) to find quite a line. They told us that it would be 1/2 - 3/4 hour wait but we could get coffee or drinks at the bar to take outside. After a 20 minute wait we were... More 

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Upland, Ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I thought we went early enough so we wouldn't have to wait but I think the place is busy from opening to closing. Full bar, I didn't eat at a place in New Orleans that didn't. We sat at the counter and watched dish after dish come from the kitchen. They all looked great.

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely omelette here, then this morning nothing was too much trouble to try to make my eggs Benedict a bit more Australian than they were on the menu!!! Friendly, helpful service

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Springfield, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went to breakfast here on a Friday morning at 8am and were able to get seated. However, if you go later there will be a line out the door as we tried going again on Sunday at 11 and the wait was over an hour! The service was pretty fast for the large amount of people that were eating... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This great little restaurant was around the corner from my hotel while I was visiting New Orleans for a conference. My traveling colleague and I had such a good time the first visit, we came back two days later for breakfast again. The wait staff is great. The coffee is good and I highly recommend the bananas foster pain perdu.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and large breakfast menu. First, the coffee was excellent. After a full New Orleans evening this is a must. Second, the menu has something for everyone. I "built" my own omelet and had it with fruit and a homemade huge southern biscuit. My husband had one of their specials on biscuits too. We are going back... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Came here on a Sunday morning for breakfast and the place was packed. It was at least a half hour wait to get a table and probably another half hour for the food. The food was good and not your average menu. You can get bloodys to sip on while waiting to be seated.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious food and coffee, and great service. The wait staff were wonderful at ensuring my coffee cup was never empty and they were happy to converse with our group and answer questions about the menu. We shared the Chicken St. Charles, Eggs Cochon, Bananas Foster Pain Perdu and Maple Pecan Pancakes, all amazing. We liked the place and food so... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, this was one of the restaurants we wanted to visit while in NOLA. We had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. As we walked up, there was a large crowd on the sidewalk outside the restaurant. The hostess said the wait would be around 50 minutes, which is was. Once seated, we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-525-9355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch. Breakfast served all day, every day! Conveniently located in the Central Business District, one block from the Canal Streetcar line, and just steps to the French Quarter and Warehouse District.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?