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“Nice place for breakfast”

The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant
Ranked #248 of 1,989 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: The Old Coffee Pot, located on St. Peter Street located next to Pat O Brian's and right off Bourbon Street is a great location for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant founded and established in 1894, is well known for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans, with famous dishes such as the Crab cake Jonathan and traditional dishes such as the callas cakes. We also serve great lunch, with a special that includes a half of po-boy, a cup of gumbo and a side of fries that has become a crowd favorite and is one of the best samplers in the neighborhood. Our evening menu features the "Triple D', a dish that was featured on Food Network's "Dinners, Drive-In's, and Dives". Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. We also offer a variety of beverages and cocktails, traditional mixed drinks and wines to compliment any dish. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. The Old Coffee Pot also offers additional services such as private parties and catered banquets in the river room or courtyard, reservations, and extensive one on one cooking classes hosted by Taste bud Tours.
Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Recommended by hotel clerk. Had breakfast at around 11 am on a Wednesday. Plenty of seating; no waiting. I was a "grits" virgin so the waitress brought me a sample. They are delicious...like buttery cream of wheat. Will have again. The biscuits were amazing. Wish I could have had more. Home fries...not so sure they weren't frozen but still good. Atmosphere is nice. Bathroom is on second floor up a winding staircase. Womens room had two toilets...one on either side of room...no stalls, just the toilets. Thought that was a bit odd. Anyway, would eat here again.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is a terrific space with high ceilings and unique decor. The servers are fun and talented. (They break into song just whenever.) But the breakfast was nothing special. Except for the biscuits. Awesome. Plain old sausage. (This is New Orleans: ever hear of andouille??) Frozen potatoes for the "home fries." And the prices have been "improved" since they got their Food Network exposure. I would love to see this place become great. It's got all the makings.

Thank Joeker277
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We went on a recommendation from my friends Dad and he did not let us down. The food is amazing the biscuits are light and fluffy and the Lost bread (deep-fried French toast) was delicious! The staff have a lot of character.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Always looking for a good local place for breakfast. We found the place in New Orleans, the old coffee pot is a must. The food is outstanding and had some egg dishes prepared in a way I have not seen before. Hint, if you go ask about the half and half, it's not on the menu. The hit of the breakfast is Shirley the server, as many others have reviewed she sure knows how to sing. When she belts out a tune for you, your smile will be wider and your day brighter.

Thank nvrdullTX
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The food is delicious and the waitstaff is amazing. If you are celebrating anything special make sure you ask Shirley to sing for you. She is a waitress and has an AMAZING voice and we make this a regular stop every time we visit NOLA. And, again, the food is amazing as well.

Thank Leslie T
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