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.
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