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5 Best New Orleans Brunch Spots

By: Oswaldo Posas, Staff writer

We all know that brunch is the best of all meals – It encourages drinking in the morning, bacon is generally involved, and things can also be covered in gravy.  Whats not to love. It’s there for you when it’s too early for lunch and after waking up too late for breakfast. New Orleans is one of the best cities to grab brunch.  You can grab a meal with live jazz, sit outside, sip on a cocktail, on a roof top, in a garden. So set your alarms a couple hours late and check out these great brunch spots. (Some serving bottomless drinks….)

Katie’s In Mid City

3701 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Katies, founded in 1984, has been a New Orleans staple for over 30 years.  Serving up brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks this place delivers consistently.  Owner and head Chef Scot Craig run this restaurant in addition to his new venture, Francesca, a deli and pizzeria located in the Lakeview area.  The restaurant has been featured on every food show that matters in the last 15 years and we know why.   The food is amazing and the service is topnotch!  AND, they serve bottomless mimosas, sangria and bloody marry’s.  What?!  katiesmidcity.com

 

Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Besides it’s unique and hard to pronounce name (A-Chaf-Uh-Lie-uh), Atchafalaya brings a unique and refined brunch experience. Near the Irish Channel, Atchafalaya’s a small spot with a cozy atmosphere. Besides being pleased by their Bloody Mary Bar and Louisiana Wagyu Steak and Eggs, this place is a hot spot any Sunday where you may have a group looking for a spot to dine. Photo credit to atchafalayarestaurant.com

Willa Jean

611 O’Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

Still has that new restaurant smell, opened at 2015 Willa Jean is a popular spot by Kelly Fields that has gained notoriety in a short period of time. The interior is an elegant new age spot where you can grab you coffee and cocktails, or breakfast, lunch, dinner…. It might pair well with their to-die-for Bbq Shrimp toast! Or this Smoked Salmon on Marble Rye Photo Credit:  Willa Jean WillaJean.com

 

Full Blast Brunch

139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Friendly service and friendly atmosphere, find a seat in the Full Blast’s cozy little corner. Full blast is home to amazing, unique dishes with a South American influence and fantastic drinks. If you’re looking for delicious foods and wonderful plating for your next instagram post, come on down! Be sure to try the the Chicken and Waffles. Photo Credit:   fullblastbrunch.com 

 

Surrey’s Café & Juice Bar

1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Finally, for everyone with the oddly specific taste for America and Latin inspired dishes, rejoice! Surrey’s has your back! This Quaint little cafe is home to breakfast and lunch foods of all sorts, and pair it with some freshly squeezed juices, you’ve got a winner.   The Shrimp and Grits?  Amazing! Photo Credit:  Anh. N – Yelp.    Surreysnola.com

 

The next time your in the mood for a nice late morning plate with your friends, try one of these places! Let us know what you thought!

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