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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

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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.
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today

Great breakfast and service! We went for breakfast during the weekday and it was packed (not long wait at all 15min tops). Tried to go back during the weekend - make sure you get there early! It was packed!!! I would definitely go back again...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed just down the street for 8 days and this place was always packed. The only day that we waited just 15 minutes was the day it was raining hard and very windy! Food was great ....tried the trifecta eggs benedict and loved the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here after we did a Garden District tour. I wish we had the opportunity to come back again during our visit to New Orleans. We really enjoyed our brunch. I got a biscuit, eggs, bacon, and fried green tomato (my first!). It was all...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank liberrygal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great brunch- bloody marys and grits with fried catfish were excellent! This place is always packed but you can add your group to the list and enjoy magazine street until your table is ready.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We waited quite a while to be seated on a rainy Sunday morning. That said, they did take drink orders for the hungry folks on line. The restaurant itself was incredibly loud. The service was outstanding - it was almost unbelievable how quickly our food...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank 842krm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food, we actually had breakfast here twice, once to the bustling Magazine St location and once to the smaller more quaint Decatur St location. I loved that they had a kids menu!! In a town that caters to a more adult crowd it can...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank ATLvacationmom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Canal street location NOLA. The menu is pretty long and hard to decide, but the waitress was lovely and helped steer us - 🙌. Great ambiance. The food was very good and well priced.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank H2821ICmarkh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So amazing! We love The Ruby Slipper. This visit for brunch did not disappoint. Definitely could share one meal if needed. We actually each had our own and then shared the French toast sticks, though.

Date of visit: January 2020
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RubySlipperCafe, General Manager at The Ruby Slipper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Lacey!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to stop for brunch at the Ruby Slipper and be sure to ask for Juli! The King Cake Stuffed French Toast was perfection as were the catfish grits! Juli was an amazing server, getting everything right and going above and beyond to make...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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RubySlipperCafe, General Manager at The Ruby Slipper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Amber! We also appreciate you sharing your favorite from our menu!

Reviewed 1 week ago

All though you may have to wait to get in as this place is popular ,I know why the menu is extensive and serving sizes great

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 286sued
RubySlipperCafe, General Manager at The Ruby Slipper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! A long wait can be frustrating, but we do recommend that you add yourself onto our virtual waitlist on the Yelp app next time!

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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
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September 6, 2019|
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Response from lakesnake | Reviewed this property |
They are still the same menu to the best of my knowledge. I would suggest you find a more natural food resturant for better options.
March 29, 2018|
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Response from Jomart1956 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. You will definitely need to plan on a wait. There is an app called Nowait that allows you to put your name in before you arrive and will tell you how long your wait will be. That helps. Food is... More
March 12, 2018|
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Response from LookOut1313 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure - but if you don’t see anything on the menu - then they are probably not a good bet. I will add that we went to Meals from Heart Cafe which did have vegan and GF options. They are not a cafe so much as a... More
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