By Rachel Barber

Published on July 23, 2015

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cafe du monde

This famed beignet shop is open 24 hours a day and is a mandatory stop in New Orleans. The fresh beignets, smothered in powdered sugar, are well worth the wait at this iconic spot.

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

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refuel cafe

A tiny favorite housed in a quaint cottage, offering lots of healthy choices as well as sweets, bagel sandwiches, and breakfast burritos. Don’t skip the creamy grits, one of the most popular sides. 

refuel cafe
8124 Hampson St.
New Orleans, LA 70118 

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arnaud’s

An elegant New Orleans institution, perfect for a special occasion. Dress is business casual. Collared shirts required for men. Enjoy a live jazz band (that takes requests!) in an oppulent dining room. 

Arnaud’s
813 Bienville Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70112

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booty’s

street foodA trendy location for craft cocktails, Booty’s also servers up a delicious, globally-inspired brunch. Try small plates from across the world and enjoy $3 bottomless Stumptown coffee. 

Booty’s Street Food
800 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

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lüke

This populer brasserie serves delicious French and German food as well as fresh seafood. A happening spot, so make reservations in advance to skip the wait. 

Lüke
Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue,
333 St Charles Ave,
New Orleans, LA 70130 

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sylvain

Take a seat in the gorgeous courtyard at this rustic gastropub and dig into the artisanal seletion of upscale American fare (for a reasonable price!). 

Sylvain 
625 Chartres St,
New Orleans, LA 70130

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muriel’s

jackson square A local favorite for jazz brunch and tasty creole dishes. Check out their beautiful terrace overlooking the French Quarter. A ghost supposedly haunts the upstairs seance room…

Muriel’s Jackson Square 
801 Chartres St,
New Orleans, LA 70116

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atchafalaya

Situated in a quaint cabin, Atchafalaya cooks up Louisiana cuisine accompanied by live music. Don’t miss the bloody mary bar, which offers three types if bloodies plus toppings like picked okra and bacon.

Brunch is served Monday, Thursday, Friday, and weekends.

Atchafalaya 
901 Louisiana Ave,
New Orleans, LA 70115 

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elizabeth’s

Stop in for Elizabeth’s creative brunch cocktails like the Ghetto Fabulous Mimosa or the Corpse Reviver #2. This quirky spot features local artwork and offers “real food done real good,” as their sign says. 

Elizabeth’s 
601 Gallier St,
New Orleans, LA 70117 

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horn’s

A casual southern spot loved for its unfussy vibe. Nosh on a selection of omelettes and other traditional breakfasts. Friendly staff and patio seating.

Horn’s 
1940 Dauphine St,
New Orleans, LA 70116