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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.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

Line for tables is across the street and it’s not a long wait. Staff are SO NICE and food is fabulous. Prices are reasonable considering the location. Right next to a Daisy Dukes that helps split the breakfast crowd. We’ve eaten at both and Jimmy...J’s is definitely where you want to be! Crawfish Benedict hit the spot and was good value for what I received. If Anna’s there you want her as your server - she was tremendous.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

With an early flight we were able to get in as soon as they opened, otherwise there would have been a wait for a table. Food and service could not have been better and very reasonable considering the location.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

One of the best breakfasts I have had! Monte Cristo French toast and pork chop breakfasts were fantastic! Friendly service and fun atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Genuinely friendly and warm place for a solo visitor. Bananas Foster and french toast done to perfection. Coffee with a kick and the kind of service you read about but so rarely see. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast here for Father’s Day! They even make their own cold brew. I had a seafood omelette (shrimp and crawfish). It was so good! Definitely would eat her again!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

45 minute wait to get into this restaurant (which is OK), and everything was a complete mess when we were finally seated. It took the waitress about 25 minutes to take our order once we sat. After our order was taken, food took close to...45 minutes, which for breakfast is a super long time. Half of the food for our party of 8 came out literally ice cold - I don't think it could have been any colder if they put it in the refrigerator. The rest was lukewarm at best. The waitress offered to replace it for the one person who complained, and we declined. She brought out a replacement anyway...and it was literally just as cold. Just a terrible experience all around.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food. We had ham, egg, cheese crescent with home fries and French toast. We all decided we will be going back tomorrow. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast spot just off Canal. They have a few tables where you can sit outside. Food was good and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

I ordered a Veggie Omelette, Buttermilk Pancake, and Orange juice. The Omelette was picture perfect but it had no taste. It came with potatoes that was over salted. I guess they were suppose to offset each other. The Pancake did not come with butter but...it was fluffy and sweet without syrup. The worse part is I realized I was seated beside the toilet. If you are a Solo, you might want to wait otherwise you will be having breakfast with a side of toilet odor.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

This experience would have been much better if not for the terrible service from our waitress. She had cat ears, glitter and a horrible attitude. Initially the glass haf a lipstick ring which does happen so we asked for replacement. Which was replaced with a...glass of water that had several pieces of food in it. We asked for a replacement and she rolled her eyes heavily put the glass on the table and never returned even after our food came. The nicest person was the guy who brought out the food from the kitchen and the blonde waitress with the tutu. The food was decent but the waitress ruined it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

We love to find local breakfast restaurants when we this one dis not disappoint. It is small so perfect for parties up to 3 people. We were there on a Sunday but didn’t wait long. Staff is friendly and all work together. We enjoyed their...cucumber Bloody Mary at the recommendation of our server. Delicious twist which we will gladly have again. Like any great breakfast place, the food is fresh and arrives quickly. I love eggs benedict and had the cochon eggs benedict, slow braised pork on homemade biscuit. The poached were perfect. My husband had the breakfast bowl, equally delicious. Don’t miss out!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast at this nice little diner. Food was fast as was the service. Lucked out and was seated right away. The beignet sticks were very good as well.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 8, 2022 via mobile

Food was tasty. Scrambled eggs and bacon were over cooked. Prices are great and place was close to our hotel. Waited in line but flow was consistent so we didn’t wait long.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast in a quieter part of the French quarter! Staff were attentive and friendly offering advice on local tourist must sees!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

The eggs Benedict was off the charts! We had the Couchon and the crab cake versions! Highly recommend. The beignets were a little greasy but the dipping sauce was good! The french toast our friends had was so good it required no syrup.

Date of visit: February 2022
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tree888
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.
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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.

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