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“Fantastic Breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant
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Ranked #198 of 1,918 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Indiana
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Old Coffee Pot is next to Pat O"Brian's on St. Peter St. in the French Quarter. It's a small place, probably 20-25 tables and its been there a long time.

We went for breakfast on a Saturday. There was a line before we got there, but when we arrived, a bit after 10am, no line and we sat ourselves. Service is quick, water to the table and drink orders. Its almost Christmas, so mimosas today. My wife had Creole Eggs with grits and biscuit. Excellent across the board. She makes great biscuits herself, but immediately said that these are better than hers, this is incredibly high praise. The grits were really good and she loved the eggs. I'm not a mushroom eater, so I didn't taste.
I had the plantation breakfast with scrambled eggs, ham steak, home fries and a Calla Cake. All were spiced a little hot and they were great. The eggs were cooked wonderfully, a little moist but hot and tasty. The ham was nicely done and flavor-filled. The home fries were cooked with peppers and onions, pretty standard, but again spicey and really good. The Calla cake is from an 1800s recipe and is rice balled up with some flour and deep fried. There has to be some molasses in it. Its served with powdered sugar and maple syrup--it is as tasty and decadent as it sounds.
Breakfast is pricey, which means we won't go back often, but for a great breakfast in the quarter, give this place a shot.

  • Visited December 2012
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Balsam Lake
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and great service!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We are so glad we stopped here during our recent NO French Quarter visit; the fbreakfast ood was awesome; great bloody mary, and can't say enough about the great service from the wonderful ladies at this place...recommend highly!

Visited December 2012
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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast, Warm Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I ate here for breakfast. We were seated and greeted by a server immediately. Our server was a very sweet woman. I couldn't decide between the Eggs Sardou and the Eggs Jonathan, and the she let me know that I could split my plate and try one of each for no additional charge. Both were excellent. I would definitely eat breakfast here again.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Do you like your meal with well cooked flies?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We ate at this restaurant on a Friday afternoon. Service was very slow but we were not in a hurry so no problem. Got our drinks, almost finished th4m, My crab cakes were delicious. My daughter ordered bran and rice and ate half of them b4for digging out a well cooked fly. When we brought it to our server's attention she was nice but said !) it must have just flown in, after we said it was vey dead and cooked 2)she said there were a lot of flies around just now, we asked for a manager and 3) she said there was no manager in and we would have to return in the morning if we wished to see him. She said that neither she nor the rest of the staff could authorize a reduced bill so we paid and left. This is supposed to be a well recommended NO restaurant. We don't agree.6hat it should be. Obviously understaffed and under managed.

  • Visited December 2012
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Ft. Thomas
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“great place for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

we always go there for breakfast when visiting New Orleans. We love their oysters rockefeller omlets. We enjoy seeing Pearl, who has been there for over 50 years and she remembers us from the past when we go in.

Visited October 2012
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