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“Did not have all day”
Review of Caffe Latte Da

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Caffe Latte Da
Ranked #45 of 79 Coffee & Tea in New Orleans
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Did not have all day”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We walked in and waited 3 or 4 minutes to be noticed for seating.
(This place is very small and we should have been acknowledged)
We finally figured that this must be a seat yourself place and did so. After another 10 minutes, we just left.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Destrehan, Louisiana
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148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“not very pleased”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Caffe Latte Da has a cute little name; it is a pun on the expression la-ti-da, which is a sarcastic reply that means something like "so what" or "whoop-dee-doo". After breakfast there this morning, I did not have many nicer things to say than "la-ti-da".

You know the expression, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." That's too bad because when the man behind the counter greeted each new customer as they entered, his words sounded like they were strictly obligatory and they lacked sincerity. There was no eye contact and no additional conversation or words of welcome.

You order at the counter and after a long wait - they were only 1/4 capacity this morning - a server will finally bring your food to your table. Don't expect them to get the order right either, or to accept responsibility; you ordered wrong. Or so they told us. On to the food...

My easy-to-please wife was not very pleased with her pancakes; she said they were just OK. Likewise, I was not very pleased with my Breakfast Quesadillas; the "scrambled eggs" lacked body, the cheese was scarce, and the ham consisted of two thin slices of cold cuts. La-ti-da!However, the coffee was smooth and the grits were good.

The area around the counter - where you must go to order - is poorly arranged. Tables are laid out such that if you need to pass in either direction, you may actually have to squeeze (and I do mean squeeze) between one person who is eating at the table and another who is standing at the counter waiting to order. This is inconvenient and uncomfortable for the person eating, the person passing, and the person ordering.

The wooden tables all could use a good scrubbing to remove the built-up stickiness. A server came to wipe our table while I was in the bathroom, but the table was still sticky after being so superficially wiped. Not to mention, they completely neglected four chairs at our table that all had debris from previous diners.

The bottom line is that there are several other breakfast places nearby that do a much better job. I cannot recommend Caffe Latte Da and I do not plan to return there.

  • Visited May 2012
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