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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Cafe

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ANGELI ON DECATUR
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angeli-restaurant.webs.com
Mystical pizza is made with garlic herb sauce, mozzarella, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, roasted red peppers and bacon. The Italian Feast sandwich contains mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Genoa salami, red onions, lettuce and tomato and is served with salad, potato chips or pasta salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE'S ANNEX
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The roasted turkey panino is served on pistolette and combines oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese and Creole mustard. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, basil pesto balsamic vinaigrette and comes on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ARTZ BAGELZ
3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com
Artz bakes a variety of bagels in house. Bagels and lox comes with cream cheese, red onion, tomato and capers. The Audubon salad features chicken or tuna salad over mixed greens, avocado and tomato wedges. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE
6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org
The Sandbagger is a Belgian waffle sandwich stuffed with scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheese and sausage patties. The Irish Channel chicken cobb sandwich features sliced chicken, Swiss cheese, avocado and honey-Dijon on Asiago ciabatta toast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

BETSY'S PANCAKE HOUSE
2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0213
The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes. The lunch specials include soup or salad, dessert and iced tea or coffee with an entree. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BLUE PLATE CAFE
1330 Prytania St., (504) 309-9500
The Uptown omelet combines three eggs with shrimp, spinach and Swiss cheese and comes with grits and toast. Crawfish cakes are topped with crawfish sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Breads on Oak offers a variety 
of breads and baked goods to go, 
as well as a lunch menu. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Breads on Oak offers a variety of breads and baked goods to go, as well as a lunch menu.

BREADS ON OAK
8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
Organic beans are used for coffee, cappuccino and espresso. The bakery uses Old World technique Ancient Grain breads in addition to miche: a slow-fermentation bread with high whole grain and wheat content. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BRICK OVEN CAFE
2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-2097; www.brickovencafe.biz
Spaghetti and salsiccia features spaghetti with house-made Italian sausage and marinara. Florentina pizza combines house-made marinara, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, red onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BROTHERS OLE NEW ORLEANS CAFE
1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073
Muffulettas feature layers of ham, cotto and Genoa salami, provolone cheese and olive salad. The Kelly shrimp burger features fried shrimp on a bun dressed with red onion, Swiss cheese and remoulade and is served with sweet potato fries and dipping sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE AMELIE
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
The oven-roasted pork chop is served over black-eyed pea cassoulet with wilted greens. The spiced lamb shank from Two Run Farm is slow-cooked and served with local root vegetables and lamb jus over Old Mill grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
A local take on the BLT adds fried green tomatoes and remoulade to smoked bacon and arugula on ciabatta. Hand-made crab cakes come with salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE BEIGNET
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334 B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
Gumbo brims with chicken and sausage and is served with rice and French bread. The Royal Croissant layers Louisiana ham and white cheddar on a toasted croissant dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and honey mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

CAFE DITALI'S
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
Pasta Ditali features a chicken breast sauteed with onions, mushrooms and broccoli and is served over penne pasta with white wine sauce and Parmesan. Ditali's Favorite Salad features grilled chicken over a salad of pecans, cranberries, apples, blue cheese and spring mix. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EAST
4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com
Thai red snapper is pan-roasted and served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ENVIE
1241 Decatur St., (504) 524-3689 
The spinach and feta wrap bundles a two-egg omelet with sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach in a tomato tortilla. Breakfast in a go-cup combines two scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, sausage and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE EQUATOR
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com
Lava beef or pork features sauteed slices of meat in Thai sauce. Ginger Tori combines sauteed chicken, mushrooms and vegetables in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641
The fleur de lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions and is topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise and comes with a side of hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET  7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890;  www.cafefreret.com
The Freret spinach salad features spinach, diced tomatoes, cran-raisins, fresh mushrooms and blue cheese. The muffuletta features layers of mortadella, ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE GRANADA
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com
Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. The sea scallop brochette features flame-grilled scallops, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a rosemary skewer. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$$

CAFE NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
One of the daily flatbread pizza specials is topped with roasted garlic, sweet peppers, caramelized onions and manchego cheese. The chipotle-marinated portobello mushroom slider is made with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and Vermont cheddar. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROMA 
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419;  www.caferomauptown.com
The Roma special sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is tossed with house-made Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ROSE  NICAUD
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300;  www.caferosenicaud.com
A pulled-pork banh mi is served on French bread. The Rose Benedict features two sunny side up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado slices and balsamic vinaigrette and it comes with rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROYALE
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
The Philly Gentilly panino features ham, roast beef, onions and mushrooms with a choice of dressing. The Hawaiian chicken salad combines grilled chicken, pineapple, peppers, onions and cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ZIZZI
1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 304-4888
The Zizziism features grilled shrimp, baby spinach, feta, sauteed mushrooms, grilled artichokes, sun-dried tomato pesto-ranch on a toasted quesadilla. Zingin da Bluez includes pulled pork, caramelized onions, roasted corn, grilled peppers, cabbage, jalapenos, blue cheese and Cajun-Asian sauce in either a tortilla or lettuce wrap. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
Both locations serve comfort food like hearty vegetable soup with beef and pasta, or a grilled chicken breast on a toasted croissant with honey mustard spread. No reservations. Clearview: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE LATTE DA
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
Grilled tuna comes on a wheat bun with a choice of side item. The California turkey wrap features avocado, spring mix and tomatoes in a sun-dried tomato tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAMELLIA CAFE
525 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
The seafood platter includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, hushpuppies, toast, a side and salad. The chef's salad is topped with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHAD'S BISTRO
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com
The veal Parmesan sandwich tops fried veal with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on toasted French bread. Chad's Super Seafood Platter features fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp and stuffed crab, side dishes and hot buttered toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU CAFE
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com
The Chateau burger is a grilled 8-ounce lean beef patty dressed and served on an onion bun. The Cali wrap bundles avocado, baby Swiss, smoked turkey, romaine lettuce, bacon and honey mustard in a wheat tortilla and comes with fries or chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com
The cheesesteak deluxe features grilled sirloin, onions, peppers, mushrooms and provolone on a seeded French loaf. Bistro eggs Benedict features poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and is served with grits or hash brown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEF RON'S GUMBO STOP
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
The seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crawfish, crab, okra and diced tomatoes. Bayou scampi is a variation on New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with an olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHICKEN SUE'S
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com
The City Park po-boy combines roast beef and creamy baked mac and cheese topped with brown gravy. Country-fried steak made from scratch comes on a platter or in a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
The black bean burger features a bean and corn patty on a wheat bun with grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted red peppers, red onions, avocado, three cheeses and chipotle mayo. Warm pita chips accompany the spinach and artichoke dip. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

COMMON GROUNDS
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200
Crab cake Benedict features poached eggs over a crab cake with hollandaise. The seafood platter comes with fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and fries. No Reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com
Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two mini-cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. The Coronation chicken salad features a mix of chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing and can be ordered on a salad or in a sandwich. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ERNST CAFE
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net
Crispy fish tacos fill warm tortillas with fish and are topped with slaw and spicy aioli. Shrimp Creole features a savory tomato sauce and is served over white rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ESPRESSO EXPRESS
One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, (504) 524-5115
The breakfast burrito is a wheat or white tortilla filled with eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage and salsa. Chicken salad features roasted chicken, cranberries, tomato, feta cheese and walnuts tossed in pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The Fresco special pizza is loaded with house-made tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions. The Mediterranean burger is topped with mozzarella, feta, lettuce, tomato, red peppers and hummus and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FRESH BAR
6101 Magazine St., (504) 309-9513; www.freshbarnola.com
The Chef's Special salad combines avocado, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, grapes, almonds, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. The quinoa and vegetable salad features quinoa, bell peppers, onions, almonds, feta and dried cranberries and is dressed with white wine vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GOTT GOURMET CAFE
3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com
Mac and cheese is tossed with five cheeses in creamy sauce and topped with truffled breadcrumbs and shaved Parmesan. Bacon and jalapenos are optional additions. The shrimp BLT wrap combines Tabasco butter-sauteed shrimp, mozzarella, applewood-smoked bacon, roasted peppers, avocado, roasted tomatoes, greens, chili mayo and chipotle cream cheese in a tortilla. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

GRACIOUS BAKERY AND CAFE
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; www.graciousbakery.com
The hazelnut "Kermit Cruffin" is made with croissant dough and hazelnut and cinnamon spread and is baked in a muffin tin. The smoked ham sandwich features pecan-cheddar spread, pepper jelly and green apples slices on a house-made baguette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HEY! CAFE
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz
Try the baked tofu and herbs sandwich. House-made vegan hummus is served on a bagel or in a pita. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033 The house-made roast beef po-boy comes dressed on Leidenheimer bread and is drenched in bacon-fat gravy. The Uptown chicken sandwich is topped with melted brie, bacon, spinach and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HOBNOBBER CAFE
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
Daily specials include the stuffed bell peppers with baked mac and cheese, and grilled chicken over spinach salad with pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE
4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620
The pesce grilled cheese features tuna salad, avocado, red onions and fontina cheese on pressed multigrain bread. The classic prosciutto panino is made with fresh mozzarella and basil pesto on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOE SEPIE'S CAFE
4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 324-5613
The meatball sandwich po-boy comes with or without cheese. The Reuben features grilled corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and dressing on Susan Spicer's artisan rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

KOZ'S
515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com
The red beans and rice dinner plate comes with a choice of sausage or chicken. The roast beef po-boy features home-cooked roast beef on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

LA BOULANGERIE
4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777
Le Parisien is a traditional ham and cheese sandwich on a fresh baguette. The mille feuille vanille layers puff pastry with pastry cream, drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LA MADELEINE
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; 3434 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com
Caesar salad comes with homemade garlic croutons and can be topped with balsamic chicken. The daily soup selection includes country potato topped with bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW HARBOR
911 Harrison Ave., (504) 486-4887; www.lakeview-harbor.com
The crab feast includes stuffed crab, a crab cake, a soft-shell crab, crab fingers and a choice of two sides. The 8-ounce burger is topped with mushrooms, bacon and cheese and comes with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LAUREL STREET BAKERY
5433 Laurel St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com
This bakery prepares breads, bagels, pastries and pies like the seasonal berry pie. Ham and cheese are piled on a croissant for a lunch option. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash and checks. $

LI'L DIZZY'S CAFE
1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe.com
Trout Baquet is topped with lemon-butter garlic sauce and lump crabmeat and comes with salad and a side item. Red beans, greens or potato salad accompany the Southern fried chicken. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LIBERTY'S KITCHEN
422 1/2 S. Broad St., (504) 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org
Gulf shrimp are sauteed with white wine for the shrimp and grits, served with smoked crimini mushroom sauce. Cowboy caviar is a black-eyed pea salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE 7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526 The bakery offers French croissants along with traditional, hand-rolled European-style pastries. The almond cake features whipped mocha butter cream topping. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ 

THE MARKET CAFE
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mortadella, provolone and olive salad and is served warm. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MENA'S PALACE RESTAURANT
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
The house-made smoked tasso goes in gumbo, red beans and an omelet at breakfast. The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mozzarella, Swiss cheese and house-made olive salad on French bread and is served warm. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MERCHANT
800 Common St., (504) 571-9580; www.merchantneworleans.com
The pancetta crepe is filled with roasted tomato, basil and mozzarella. The prosciutto croque baton is a sandwich dressed with Italian cheeses and red onion. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
Shrimp remoulade fills an avocado at the center of one salad. The house specialty is the muffuletta made with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad, Swiss and provolone cheeses and served warm. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NEW ORLEANS BREAKFAST AND PANCAKE HOUSE
101 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 394-7272 Char-broiled oysters are served with French bread. Chicken and waffles features a fried half chicken. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY
2440 Chartres St., (504) 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com
The bakery prepares its own breads, pastries and cakes. A popular sandwich features crab, brie, spinach and bacon on house-made challah bread. The tofu sandwich features cucumber, pesto and roasted tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE NUTRITION COMPANY
4350 Hwy. 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityblends.com
The Blast sandwich is made with free-range turkey, bacon, lettuce, avocado and soy Swiss and is served on grilled bread. The free-range Buffalo burger is served on a toasted organic-sprouted grain bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

OAK STREET CAFE
8140 Oak St., (504) 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com
Crawfish Boudreau features two poached eggs atop a split biscuit with Roma tomatoes, crawfish and hollandaise. French toast is stuffed with baked brie and topped with New England maple syrup coulis and fresh blueberries and served with two eggs and ham, sausage or bacon. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

PEPPERONI'S CAFE
8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com
The Nutella crepe is filled with fresh strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread. Huevos rancheros includes two fried eggs, black beans, sour cream, guacamole and ranchero sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PERE ANTOINE 741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com
Peel-and-eat barbecue shrimp are served with house-made barbecue sauce. Soups include oyster and artichoke. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

REFUEL CAFE
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com The brunch menu includes whole-wheat pancakes topped with raspberries, blackberries, whipped cream and powdered sugar. The goat cheese BLT combines goat cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, spinach and tomato on multigrain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO'S PANOLA STREET CAFE
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810
Eggs Benedict feature poached eggs atop Canadian bacon and an English muffin with hollandaise and potatoes. The Nola burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms and grilled onions on a Leidenheimer French bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-5531; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Eggs Blackstone is made with applewood-smoked bacon, grilled tomato and poached eggs served open-face on a buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise. Bananas Foster pain perdu features French toast topped with rum-flambeed banana and raisins and comes with applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

RUE DE LA COURSE
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343
The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette. The Sicilian salad combines baby greens, prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone, croutons, olive salad, Parmesan and vinaigrette dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SATSUMA CAFE
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5555; www.satsumacafe.com
Satsuma's roasted pear and brie melt is dressed with caramelized onions, walnut spread and balsamic glaze on sourdough or wheat bread. The quinoa salad features roasted local zucchini, quinoa, feta cheese, arugula, mint, almonds and orange-jalapeno vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

SHAKE SUGARY
3600 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com
The variety of vegan and gluten-free options from this custom-cake maker's cafe include a tart in flavors such as banana and house-made hazelnut spread. The Key lime pie has a graham cracker crust and is topped with whipped cream and Key lime slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

SPECIAL TEA CAFE
4337 Banks St., (504) 982-0922; www.specialteanola.com
Specialty teas include green tea mango, a sencha-based green tea infused with mango. The curry chicken wrap features spicy, curried chicken, melted cheese and a tangy sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE STORE
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com
The fried shrimp and greens po-boy features fried shrimp in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce dressed with collard greens. Asian shrimp and avocado salad features boiled Gulf shrimp, avocado, tomato, julienned carrots, wontons and black sesame seeds tossed in soy vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

STREETCAR CAFE
110 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6614 The alligator omelet includes sauteed onions and peppers and is served with Creole mustard sauce. The Streetcar po-boy is filled with house-cooked roast beef, ham, Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SURREY'S CAFE & JUICE BAR
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com
Sate a sweet tooth with bananas Foster French toast featuring bread stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with a sauce of brown sugar and butter. The smoked chicken breast sandwich is dressed with avocado slices, sprouts, tomato, mixed green and mango spread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

TERRAZU
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877; www.terrazu.net
The BBLTA sandwich layers whole wheat toast with brie, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado and is dressed with mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. For a salad, grilled chicken tops a bed of baby spinach, cranberries, toasted pecans, avocado and blue cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE
347 Verret St., (504) 362-2264
The Atchafalaya is a grilled buttermilk biscuit topped with crawfish etouffee, poached eggs and sauce piquant. A quinoa and goat cheese patty is served with roasted red pepper sauce and roasted vegetables or spring salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

UR WAY YOGURT AND COFFEE BAR
3001 Tulane Ave., Suite 1A, (504) 304-1556; www.urwaynola.com
The chicken Caesar wrap features white-meat chicken and vegetables from Nola Green Roots. Specialty Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings are new to the menu. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

VIANNE'S TEA HOUSE
544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com
Vianne's offers complete tea service as well as a la cart items. Scones are baked daily in flavors including cherry-walnut, cinnamon spice, lemon poppyseed and blueberry and they are served with house-made lemon curd, jam and clotted cream. A paneed breast of chicken tops a salad of mixed organic greens, sprouts, cucumbers, peanuts, tomatoes and mandarin orange segments. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

VILLAGE COFFEE & TEA CO.
5335 Freret St., (504) 861-1909; www.villagecoffeenola.com
Order chicken salad, featuring sesame chicken, green onions, bell pepper, celery, dried cranberries and pecans, on a salad or in a sandwich. The Uptown club has layers of sliced turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato on a croissant or multigrain hoagie. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

VINTAGE GARDEN KITCHEN
925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org
Order the Islander, a combination of pineapple, bell pepper, carrot, cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, crunchy noodles and choice of mixed greens with ginger-miso dressing, as a salad, wrap or bowl with rice, quinoa or pasta. Choose from shrimp, chicken or portobello served with kale slaw topped with dried cranberries, sliced almonds and carrots with ginger-cider vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

WHO DAT COFFEE CAFE
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360; www.whodatcoffeecafe.com
The Vieux Reuben features corned beef, house-made sauerkraut and remoulade on toasted rye bread with a choice of chips, fruit or potato salad. The Who Dat burger is a three-quarter pound beef patty served on a toasted bun with fries. Baked goods include chocolate-bacon muffins. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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