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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Cafe

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Adolfo's Restaurant
611 Frenchmen St., (504) 948-3800
The menu includes seafood and Italian dishes. Roasted eggplant is topped with crabmeat and capers. Veal Ocean features a seafood sauce of shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat and capers served with pasta or salad. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Antoine's Annex
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The cafe offers espresso, pastries, ice cream and a short menu of sandwiches and salads. The breakfast platter includes scrambled eggs, grits, hickory-smoked bacon and a biscuit or toast. The Caprese panino features mozzarella, Creole tomatoes, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Wine Garden
315 N. Rendon St., (504) 826-2925; www.bayouwinegarden.com
The bacon and brie sandwich features cane syrup-laced bacon, brie and blueberry-black pepper compote on brioche. Diners can assemble cheese and charcuterie platters from menus of house-cured meats and imported cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Biscuits & Buns On Banks
4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; www.biscuitsandbunsonbanks.com
A waffle is topped with triple cream brie and blueberry compote. Chicken tenders are served with andouille and chorizo sausage gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Bittersweet Confections
725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626; St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave.; www.bittersweetconfections.com
The breakfast bowl features a buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage gravy, cheese grits, bacon, an egg and green onions. The breakfast burrito combines scrambled eggs, cheese and beans with a choice of protein and vegetable. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe at the Square
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
At brunch, chicken and waffles features hand-battered chicken tenders, waffles, two eggs and sausage gravy. Macaroni and cheese includes three cheeses, heavy cream and a changing selection of pastas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Grilled romaine and crab salad includes marinated tomatoes, lemon-Parmesan dressing and brioche crumbles. Miss Charlee's seafood gumbo is made with crawfish tails, lump crabmeat, fried oysters, Gulf shrimp, onions, peppers, tomatoes and brown rice and comes with jalapeno cornbread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Beignet
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
The crawfish omelet is made with bell pepper, tomato and Swiss cheese and served with grits and French bread. Beignets are made to order and topped with powdered sugar. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
91 French Market Place, (504) 522-5851307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641; www.cafefleurdelis.com
The Bourbon Street breakfast platter features banana and pecan pancakes with candied pecan bacon, melted butter, maple syrup and two fingers of bourbon. Oysters Benedict features biscuits topped with fried oysters, creamed spinach, onions, garlic, mushrooms, poached eggs and spicy hollandaise served with hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Luna
802 1/2 Nashville Ave., (504) 333-6833; www.cafeluna504.wordpress.com
The coffeeshop's Fancy wrap is a flour tortilla filled with bacon, eggs, goat cheese and roasted red potatoes and is served with fruit. Chicken confit and a sunny side up duck egg top brown butter corn waffles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Lynn
2600 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com
Duck confit is served with Creole mustard cream sauce. Pan-seared redfish is topped with crabmeat, toasted almonds and brown butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6520; www.cafemaspero.com
The muffuletta combines pastrami, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on a bun. The three-egg Atchafalaya omelet is made with onion, red and green peppers and crawfish stuffing topped with crawfish etouffee and served with cheese grits or hash browns. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
The turkey bacon panino features Boar's Head turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and tarragon Dijon on ciabatta. Chipotle Caesar salad combines spicy Gulf shrimp, romaine lettuce, radishes, Parmesan, cherry tomatoes, chipotle Caesar dressing and cheddar cornbread croutons. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Navarre
800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828; www.cafenavarre.com
The grilled chicken pesto panino is dressed with red onion, tomato, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and Caesar dressing on sourdough bread. It's served with chips or fries. Eggs cochon features poached eggs, pulled pork and hollandaise on an English muffin and comes with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com
A vegetarian scramble includes a choice of three toppings such as onions, red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, portobello mushroom or Kalamata olives. The Rose Benedict features sunny side up eggs, tomatoes, avocado, caramelized onions and Asiago cheese with organic rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The Camellia Cafe
525 Highway 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Highway 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
The eggplant Napoleon is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and topped with etouffee sauce. Catfish Camellia is fried catfish topped with seafood sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Camellia Grill
626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679
The roast beef po-boy is served with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. The Rano's omelet is an egg white omelet with spinach, onions and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Canal Street Bistro
3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com
The chicken and waffle Benedict features a Belgian waffle, grilled chicken, griddled ham, poached eggs, hollandaise and green onions. The grilled vegetable Napoleon features balsamic-marinated grilled eggplant, tomato and red onion on a bed of organic mixed greens and roasted red peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Capdeville
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
Truffled macaroni and cheese is made with elbow pasta, garlic, shallots, pancetta, sage, English peas, heavy cream, Parmesan and truffle oil. Shepherd's pie combines ground lamb, English peas, carrots and mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Chartres House
601 Chartres St., (504) 586-8383; www.chartreshouse.com
Fried green tomato chips are served with spicy Cajun ranch and marinara sauces. The Chartres House burger features a half-pound Angus beef patty, a Patton's hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cherry Espresso Bar
4877 Laurel St., (504) 875-3699; www.facebook.com/cherry.espresso.bar
The breakfast quinoa bowl is topped with a poached egg, vegetables, cilantro and avocado dressing, and chicken, bacon or sausage are optional additions. Breakfast tacos are white corn tortilla shells filled with house-made chorizo, scrambled eggs, green chili, black beans, salsa roja, avocado cream and Cotija cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch. Credit cards. $

Chez Pierre French Bakery and Cafe
2901 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 267-5839; 3208 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 467-3176; www.chezpierreneworleans.com
Shaken beef features cubed flank steak, onions and a sunny side up egg over rice with cucumber, tomato and house dressing. Mango avocado chicken salad is served over spring greens with onion vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, crab balls, stuffed shrimp, baby soft-shell crabs, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, salad, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings and hushpuppies. The seafood platter po-boy is filled with shrimp, catfish, oysters and crab balls and served with fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Elizabeth's
601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurantnola.com
Soft-shell crab is served with two eggs cooked any style and chili hollandaise. A whole fried chicken comes with two sides. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The English Tea Room
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com
Buckingham Bake is a casserole of baked eggs, hash browns, cheese and onions topped with bacon and cheese and served with bread and fruit. Shepherd's pie is filled with beef and vegetables and baked with a mashed potato crust. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Espresso Express
One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, (504) 524-5115
The turkey avocado panino includes roasted turkey, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, red onion and house honey mustard dressing on hearty grain bread. The Thai chicken wrap is stuffed with roasted chicken, sweet Thai chili sauce, cucumber, carrot and Monterey Jack cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

French Truck Cafe
4536 Dryades St., (504) 298-1115; www.frenchtruckcoffee.com
The waffle sandwich features prosciutto, herbs, goat cheese, egg and maple syrup. The turkey sandwich comes with apple jam, arugula and Gruyere cheese on rye bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Gracious Bakery & Cafe
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; 2854 St. Charles Ave.; www.graciousbakery.com
Tarragon chicken salad is served on house-made green onion bread and dressed with pickled red onion. King cakes are made with chocolate and queen cakes add almond frangipane. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Grill
540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800
A roast beef po-boy is served with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. Rano's omelet is an egg white omelet made with spinach, onions and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Heritage Grill
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
The Heritage Grill burger is topped with sharp cheddar cheese, local tomatoes, lettuce and grilled red onions and served on a house-made onion bun with fries. Asian chicken salad features romaine lettuce, Napa cabbage, cilantro, roasted peanuts, crispy wontons and hot mustard vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.com
Cajun Benedict features two poached eggs, boudin and hollandaise on a house-baked buttermilk biscuit. An 8-ounce burger patty is topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, spinach, roasted red peppers and basil mayonnaise on focaccia bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

High Hat Cafe
4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com
. Spicy Gulf fish is tossed in chili oil, seared on the grill and served with a shrimp and potato hash made with red onion, thyme, green onion and garlic. Gumbo Ya-Ya is a dark roux gumbo made with chicken, andouille and okra. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Suite 8, Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
A catfish fillet is served with creamy crawfish sauce over pasta. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Humble Bagel
4716 Freret St., (504) 355-3535; www.humblebagel.com
The bagel selection includes whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, onion, garlic, salt, honey and sesame seed. A bagel with lox comes with red onion, tomato and capers. For breakfast, a bagel is served with two eggs, cheese and a choice of bacon, ham or sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Ignatius Espresso Bar
3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242; www.ignatiuseatery.com
The menu of coffee drinks includes an Irish latte with Bailey's Irish Cream, Kahlua, espresso and steamed milk. A ham and brie sandwich is dressed with mango chutney spread and Granny Smith apples. There also are salads, soup, red beans and bagels and lox. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Il Posto Cafe
4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.ilpostocafenola.com
A prosciutto panino is made with house-made pesto and mozzarella on Bellegarde Bakery ciabatta and served with salad. Shaved Brussels sprouts salad includes toasted almonds, Parmesan, sliced apples and lemon-herb vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jazz Cafe
209 Decatur St., (504) 267-3314; www.jazzcafenola.com
The seafood BLT features fried shrimp, fried green tomatoes, bacon, lettuce and remoulade on toasted brioche. Fried seafood platters are served with hush puppies and two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Koz's
515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com
Red beans and rice with fried chicken is a Monday and Wednesday special. The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked roast beef dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on John Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

La Boulangerie
4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777; www.laboulangerienola.com
Le Parisien features Cochon Butcher ham, Comte cheese and cornichons on a house-baked baguette with salted butter. Baked goods include chocolate-covered croissants. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

La Madeleine
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; 3434 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com
These French-styled cafes offer baked goods including croissants, turnovers, muffins, cookies, macaroons and more. The French country breakfast includes two eggs, a potato galette, bacon or sausage and a croissant. Roasted salmon is topped with garlic dill sauce and served over rice Provencal with roasted asparagus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe
5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com
Poached eggs and pork debris are served on toast with hollandaise and green onions. The three-egg California omelet features Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, diced tomato and green onion. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Live Oak Cafe
8140 Oak St., (504) 265-0050; www.liveoakcafenola.com
Huevos rancheros includes corn tortillas, black beans, fried eggs, ranchero sauce, salsa and Cotija cheese. Bacon sweet potato Benedict features roasted sweet potato medallions, marinated Creole tomatoes, bacon, poached eggs and herb hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Baked chicken is served with dirty rice and beet salad. A muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Messina's Runway Cafe
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., Suite 126, (504) 241-5300; www.messinasterminal.com
The breakfast menu includes boudin patties topped with fried eggs and hollandaise, served with potatoes. Jimmy Wedell pasta features shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish in basil cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mojo Coffee House
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244; www.facebook.com/mojo.on.magazine
; 4700 Freret St., (504) 875-2243; www.facebook.com/mojofreret
Ham, apple and brie fill a sandwich dressed with Creole mustard on cibatta. Tuna salad is served on bread or in a wrap dressed with banana peppers, lettuce and onion and comes with potato chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Morning Call
City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; 3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Signature beignets are hand-rolled and served with powdered sugar. The limited menu includes jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

The Munch Factory
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 324-5372; www.facebook.com/munchfactory
Fried oysters Gentilly are served with caramelized onions and creamed spinach. Waffle fries are topped with cheese and debris and served with ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOLA Beans
762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com
The organic Argonne turkey sandwich features organic avocado, tomatoes, sprouts and Havarti cheese on a choice of bread. Spanish Fort salad is made with romaine, avocado, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, corn, black beans and avocado ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Olive Branch Cafe
1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 General DeGaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com
Becky's pasta combines breaded eggplant, red onions, mushrooms, shrimp, Cajun cream sauce, Parmesan and angel hair pasta. Cajun trio pasta includes smoked sausage, chicken, crawfish, tomato-cream sauce and penne. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Original Pierre Maspero's
440 Chartres St., (504) 524-8990; www.originalpierremasperos.com
A crispy potato cake is topped with Parmesan, herbs, two fried eggs, applewood-smoked bacon and grilled tomatoes. Fried chicken breast is served on a Belgian waffle with honey-Tabasco glaze. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pagoda Cafe
1430 Dorgenois St., (504) 644-4178; www.pagodacafe.net
Ali's turkey roll features Moroccan-spiced turkey, currants and herbs in a puff pastry served with house-made tomato relish. Fried lemon grass tofu tops a salad of arugula, cucumbers, pickled carrots, cilantro, peanuts and green onion-mint dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Parrot Pete's
Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780; www.parrotpetes.com
Grilled shrimp are served over grits with andouille, onion, bell pepper, tomato, cheddar cheese and house-made sauce. The Be Good to My Heart omelet is made with egg whites, baby spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Pelican Cafe
3901 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 510-4367; www.pelicancafenola.com
The Fungi burger is topped with mushroom cream sauce, grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss cheese. Pelican's Roost salad features boiled shrimp in crab-boil mayonnaise over romaine lettuce with warm smoked sausage croutons. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Petite Amelie
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065; www.cafeamelie.com/petite-amelie.html
The Classic breakfast sandwich features oven-baked eggs, Vermont white cheddar, local ham, tomato and mayonnaise on ciabatta. The Petite Cubano is filled with ham, pork loin, cheese, poblano pepper and mustard on baguette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Puccino's Coffee
Citywide; www.love- puccinos.com
Eggs Puccino is an English muffin filled with ham, egg and cheese. House-made chicken salad tops a salad of romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan and citrus-basil vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Red Gravy
125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com
Sicilian egg pie is a pastry of shirred eggs, cream and cheese served with fruit. Sweet dishes include daily skillet cake specials, such as a Mardi Gras version topped with colored sugar. Reservations accepted. Brunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
The menu includes po-boys, burgers, fried seafood baskets and more. Barbecue shrimp are shell-on Gulf shrimp baked in peppery butter sauce. Blackened catfish is served with crab-boiled potatoes and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.panolastreetcafe.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and a choice of sides, such as brabant potatoes, grits or fruit. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichokes, tomato and onion, topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses and served with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Peppermill
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonospeppermill.com
Eggplant Madelaine features pan-fried eggplant medallions topped with stewed Roma tomatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese served with spaghetti. Jumbo lump crab cakes are topped with poached eggs and hollandaise and served with potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Rue de la Course
1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.ruedelacourse.com
The coffee shop serves breakfast sandwiches featuring eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheeses on locally made bagels. The Marigny sandwich is served on a bagel with sun-dried tomato cream cheese, avocado, sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

St. James Cheese Company
641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485; 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
The Warehouse District cafe serves the Always Sunny sandwich, featuring roast beef, Gruyere cheese, sweet peppers and caramelized onions with Dijon mustard on a toasted onion brioche. The Uptown cheese shop features a winter vegetable salad with roasted vegetables with goat cheese, pea shoots and balsamic reduction. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
The coffeeshop offers coffee drinks, freshly squeezed juices, baked goods and more. The bacon, cheese and egg breakfast sandwich is served on a croissant, bagel or toast. The special BLT includes bacon, tomato, arugula, goat cheese and avocado on sourdough or wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Seed
1330 Prytania St., (504) 302-2599; www.seedyourhealth.com
Raw pad thai combines cucumber noodles, shredded carrots, cilantro, green onions, sprouts and almond-tamarind sauce. Artichoke cakes consist of hearts of palm, roasted corn, red pepper, green onions, garlic, gluten-free panko and Buffalo sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Silver Whistle Cafe
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1455; www.silverwhistlecafe.com
Baked goods include the Pontchartrain Hotel's signature blueberry muffins. The breakfast po-boy features scrambled eggs, white cheddar cheese, andouille and Sriracha hollandaise on toasted French bread and comes with hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

The Standard
4206 Magazine St., (504) 509-7306; www.thestandardnola.com
Southern fried chicken Benedict includes poached eggs and black pepper gravy. The Bayou Benny features andouille sausage and fried oysters over a baguette with poached eggs and bearnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreysnola.com
Bananas Foster French toast is filled with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas, brown sugar rum sauce and powdered sugar. Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp atop a bowl of grits with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce, bacon, scallions and French bread croutons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Terrazu Cafe
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877; www.terrazu.net
A whole-wheat wrap is stuffed with grilled chicken breast, applewood-smoked bacon, melted fontina, avocado, tomato, romaine and cilantro-lime spread. Grilled chicken breast tops a salad of baby spinach, kale salad, grape tomatoes, avocado, red radish, blue cheese, pickled jalapeno and lemon vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Toast
1845 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 351-3664; 5433 Laurel St., (504) 267-3260; www.toastneworleans.com
Aebleskivers are puffed pancake balls topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup, lemon curd, jam, Nutella or caramel. Grilled hanger steak is served with eggs, potatoes and tarragon aioli. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Waffles on Maple
7712 Maple St., (504) 304-2662; www.wafflesonmaple.com
The Monkey Madness waffle is topped with bananas, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and sliced almonds. Sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions top a savory waffle with melted Muenster cheese and cracked black pepper. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360; www.whodatcoffeecafellc.com
Da Crab Bene features two crab cakes topped with poached eggs and Creole hollandaise on ciabatta served with fruit. The Veggie Da'Light sandwich includes spinach, Roma tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese on grilled ciabatta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Willa Jean
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 509-7334; www.willajean.com
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp top grilled sourdough bread with melted burrata cheese. Chicken pot pie is served in a skillet and features roasted chicken, winter root vegetables and chicken gravy topped with a traditional pie crust. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$



African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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