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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
+1 504-525-9355
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recommended by our hotel to go here. Food was delicious and filling. Our waiter was very helpful and guided some confused Kiwis through the menu. The only thing that could have been improved was the MD who seated us was almost rushed (although it wasn't overly busy) and wasn't very welcoming. However the waiter perked us up and changed the... More 

Thank AnnaDymond
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To avoid the long wait time I suggest you reserve using the Nowait app which we did. Breakfast was delicious I had shrimp and grits. The stuffed French toast was also fantastic.

Thank Shawn R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. There was a large crowd of people waiting outside. After we were quoted a 1.5 hour wait my husband was a little grumpy. They offered to text us when our table was ready so we decided to walk around the neighborhood to pass the time. We returned before they had a... More 

Thank Adrian B
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this as it was very close to our hotel and we loved it! The food was great and luckily we beat the crowd so we were seated at the bar right away. It surely gets busy though, so come early! Staff were friendly and we will go back for sure the next time we are in NOLA.

Thank Nancy1216
Madison, Mississippi
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't even have to tap my heels to get to this great breakfast spot. If you want to sit at a bar and eat wonderfully bad for you biscuits covered with goodness, this is the place for you. Cool bar staff. Great morning cocktails. Wonderful food. I may never leave.

Thank Will M
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had breakfast at the Ruby Slipper on a Saturday morning around 10:30 am. I went solo because my wife was in a meeting. I walked up and I would say there were probably 20 people waiting wround on the street. I didn't have to wait at all, there was a single seat available at the bar. The atmosphere reminded... More 

Thank Bill R
Evesham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow had to return service was again good breakfast good had not salmon on biscuit with poached egg and hollandaise sauce and pork with poached egg on biscuit. Would like to try all the menu but sad!y leaving New Orleans tomorrow. Our server was great and we were welcomed back by the server we bad yesterday. One of the managers... More 

Thank karamenga
Lincoln, Ne
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait but it was worth it. I had the huge pancake with bananas and pecans. Couldn't pas up the candied bacon. It was great,

Thank Hunleygirl
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply an institution in New Orlean for breakfast, the have a great selection of traditional Louisiana breakfast food, great location and moderately price, it is a good way to start the day before going around town.

Thank Carlos M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just next door to "The Saint" went out for a little breakfast on the street in NOLA and was amazed . . . great dish and service.

Thank Andrew I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9355
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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Central Business District
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