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At Jimmy J's Café, we make everything from scratch using the freshest ingredients. It takes a while longer, but we know it makes all the difference. We are one of the French Quarter's best kept secrets. Ask anyone from the Big Easy and they will tell you we know the secret to making good food. New Orleans is famous for our music, hospitality, and one-of-a-kind cuisine.
$3 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small restaurant but great food. Waited in line for about 40 minutes and finally got a table outside which was nice. Had the breakfast burrito and i ordered a side of sausage gravy to dump on top. It was fantastic!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

25 Minute wait on Sunday was worth it. Great Service and Food. We had Shrimp and Grits along with Eggs Benedict over Crab Cakes. Both Excellent. Seating is very limited. Around 40 seats between inside and sidewalk. Go early or plan on a wait. The...Restaurant next door has a drink window right where you would be waiting so no worries.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 16, 2021 via mobile

Quaint, very tiny, even less seating after COVID I suppose. But ohhh the food. Amazingly delicious!! We were a party of 8, seated at 2 tables, literally 1/2 the restaurant. The cozy eclectic cafe was our best breakfast all week, maybe even our best meal....Everything was so enjoyable, from the small size, to the friendly staff, to the amazing food. Don’t miss the biscuits and gravy, any of the eggs Benedict’s, beignet sticks or the specials of the day. The line outside is so worth the wait!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 29, 2021 via mobile

Our visit was great! The place is quaint, but so very worth the trip! The staff is incredibly sweet, the food was amazing, and we will definitely be back the next time we are in the area.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 12, 2020 via mobile

We loved the breakfast at Jimmy J's. The breakfast meats were great, the home fries were exceptional and the service was very friendly. The restaurant is small so arrive early or expect a wait. Highly recommend for breakfast or brunch!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

Looking at this teeny tiny whole in the wall restaurant you would never guess you’re gonna eat the best breakfast of your life! Fun ambiance, excellent service and out of this world food! Beignet sticks, better than the real deal, seafood spinach omelette, exploding with...flavor and monte cristo French toast, you think you died and went to food heaven! If there is a line to get in, you best be getting in it! Thank you Jimmy J’s!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2020 via mobile

Crab cakes benedict was fabulous. Great music. Clean cute. Won't pass it again! Prices and staff are awesome

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 2, 2020

Staying in New Orleans it is never hard to find a good meal but in these trying times you never know. My family our here for a fishing trip and French Quarter Fest. The fest was postponed and then cancelled but we decided on still...coming down to fish and enjoy the area. We are staying at the Hilton close to the Quarter the Hotel is a nightmare but we found this little gem to be a a respite of time here.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

This is one of the best breakfast places in the city! It’s small and quaint and the food is unbelievable!! The servers are great and so knowledgeable and they are following safety guidelines to a T! This remains one of our fav breakfast places 🍳...you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

The food was so good we went back a second time. I had eggs Benedict that were superb. The eggs were cooked just right. My daughter had the western omelette. The eggs were light and fluffy and the ham had excellent flavor. The waiter remembered...us from our first visit and remembered our coffee preferences. Very friendly staff and very reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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February 8, 2019|
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Response from CoachSC | Reviewed this property |
I believe they open at 7:00. We arrived about 7:30 and were seated right away. Shortly thereafter, it got really crowded with people waiting outside. Very small restaurant but worth the wait.
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Pvrlady63 | Reviewed this property |
Very few gluten free offerings. Sorry, no gluten free fries
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jimmy J's Cafe

  • Yes, Jimmy J's Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Jimmy J's Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Jimmy J's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4