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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 - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is by far THE best breakfast cafe for breakfast in New Orleans! We ate here every morning during our five day stay in New Orleans. I had the Southern Breakfast, and loved it! Perfectly scrambled eggs, heavenly biscuit, delicious fried green tomato, tasty bacon and grits! The new cane sugar honey was a genuine treat! Everyone was so nice,... More 

Thank suzannabananaAlbers
Windsor Mill, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the Ruby Slipper Cafe, enough to come back several times. We all, six, ordered and shared different meals. All of it was excellent. The salmon omelette is my personal favorite. I don't drink, but it seems to be a hit, even at breakfast. Our waiter the first day was very new but extremely informative and helpful on menu... More 

Thank Shamoon A
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of choices, great efficient service, cheery staff. Completely worth our short wait! Easy location to access.

Thank d33top
Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the Ruby Slipper based off a recommendation before a business conference. Very interesting place. I had excellent service sitting at the bar. Food was pretty good too. I would come back here.

Thank Lisa B
Clarkesville, Georgia, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped in for an amazing breakfast. Our waiter talked us into the sugared bacon and wow- he wasn't kidding about it being delicious! We had a great time reading the walls with the pop art in this fun, eclectic, casual breakfast spot. Next time we are in NOLA we'll be back!

Thank Brandy A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hubby and I had a terrific breakfast here; highly recommend it! The service and atmosphere were inviting, as well as the menu. I'm sorry I didn't try the Bloody Mary...they looked really good.

Thank norhof
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great restaurant and the food is amazing. The menu choices are endless as are the flavors. Great breakfast /brunch.

Thank Martha C
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the best Bloody Mary's I've had. Be sure to get the bacon one with a full strip of bacon, bacon-infused vodka, and pickled green beans. There was a wait when we went, but we were able to order our bloody's outside to drink while we waited. Bonus points! I had the shrimp and grits, which were amazing. Everything... More 

Thank Carybear21
Beavercreek, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here 5 times for breakfast during a 10 day trip. That speaks for itself. We loved everything we ordered. Pictured is the BBQ shrimp boogaloo. It was amazing. We also ordered the southern breakfast. The palm butter is something from heaven. I can't wait to come back here.

Thank Ryan M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of choices, great combinations and reasonably priced, especially for New Orleans ! One of our favorite stops whenever my wife and I are visiting from Houston. Biscuits are huge, homemade and delicious. Service is good, staff pleasant. Eat breakfast here every morning for a week; try a different plate every day and you'll be well fed and never bored... More 


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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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