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“Great Breakfast and Gluten Free Friendly”
Review of Coulis

Ranked #291 of 1,947 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Garden District
Little Rock, Arkansas
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast and Gluten Free Friendly”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

One of my friends who is a NOLA native recommended Coulis and I'm so glad he did! We would have missed a great breakfast had we driven by because there is nothing appealing about the exterior to make you want to stop and eat there. When we finally found a parking space (street parking only) we joined what appeared to be half of NOLA's law enforcement contingent was there eating...always a great endorsement because those guys/gals know food!
I ordered an omelet and cheese grits. Because I can't do wheat, I had to order a second choice for side and was amused to see black beans as an option. Okay...when in Rome. Although I would never have considered that combination had they not suggested it, it was great!
The service wasn't great as the servers are typical in those great eateries that locals love thus high volume business. You're almost afraid to ask for water or coffee refill because they might snarl at you, but the food made up for what Coulis lacks in ambiance and service. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank WahineSistah
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Maybe best breakfast ever”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Couli's is amazing. The folks are welcoming, intelligent and attentive. The food is creative, colorful and flavorful --especially the Eggs Benicio and huevos rancheros. Also satisfying coffee! But it is the people that are great: example: our 11 year old asked the waiter if ALL the extensive toppings listed for french toast came with the order. The waiter smiled slyly, said, "They can"---and they did, all for the basic price. Don't miss this gem (esp on weekdays -- less rush!).

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank TreyMarks
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San Diego, California
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Heaping portions of scrumptious food.”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Served with attitude - just the way we like it! Try the Stuffed French Toast (enough for two), or the Eggs Benicio w/ poached eggs, pulled pork and hollandaise sauce over corn yummy cakes. OMG.

Visited February 2012
2 Thank MMann22
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“creole eggs. do it!”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

There was a long wait, but that was OK since we struck up conversation with the friendly locals in line. This is cool spot off the beaten path of the typical touristy sections of New Orleans.

Had a really nice Southern/Creole brunch here. Great food, wonderful service, lively atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank backmask
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Food has a distinctive local flair. Ate breakfast and enjoyed the atmosphere and service.

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Thank Chip999
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