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Breakfast in the Warehouse District

ATLNOBOS Feb 20, 2008 10:30 AM

We are former residents of NO who moved to the cold New England area 10 years ago. we make it back "home" every year or so. our next visit is in April for the kids spring break and by chance the first weekend of jazz fest.

what I am hoping to hear today are some casual, inexpensive breakfast places in the Warehouse District or CBD so i dont have to overpay for breakfast in the hotel.


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    nolalawyer Feb 21, 2008 05:53 AM

    There was a great place on Tchoup in the WHD called the Sweet Olive Cafe that had great homemade wheat croissants and pastries for breakfast, I'm not sure if it is still open.

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    1. re: nolalawyer
      mrsfury Feb 21, 2008 08:32 AM

      Sweet Olive Cafe is closed, or moved - I don't know if they opened somewhere else. WINO is in that location now.

      J'anita's is a good place for breakfast. It is owned and operated by a lovely couple (Kim and Craig) and their son. Everything is fresh.

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      bonesmd Feb 20, 2008 07:36 PM

      Deanie's (@ the Annunciation/Tchop split) has a very cheap, casual, and good breakfast, but they are only open weekdays.

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      1. re: bonesmd
        JerseyNOLA Feb 21, 2008 08:39 AM

        I second Deanies.....

        When I moved here, it was a chowline, breakfast and lunch, for the various factories that were once working, but now converted to condos.

        They have gone more mainstream to get some of the convention/museum business, but are still reliable

      2. N.O.Food Feb 20, 2008 03:18 PM

        Yeah, I'll say it - Mother's.

        1. sirvelvet Feb 20, 2008 02:02 PM

          Other options close by include the Blue Plate Cafe, Surreys, and the Bluebird Cafe. All in Lower Garden District

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            Absinthe Minded Feb 20, 2008 11:31 AM

            Supposedly, Lil' Dizzy's on Poydras does a good breakfast. We haven't been, but a friend of ours works there, and he says it's quite good.

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            1. re: Absinthe Minded
              roro1831 Feb 20, 2008 01:54 PM

              I like Cafe Fleur de Lis

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              Shiloh Feb 20, 2008 11:02 AM

              can't think of anything in the warehouse district, but in the CBD my favorite breakfast spot is the Commerce, which is on the corner of Camp and Gravier. It certainly meets the criteria of casual and inexpensive and, more importantly, the food is very good. Nothing fancy. Just your standard breakfast fare of eggs, grits, bacon and the like--great biscuits, too--but done very well and served in healthy portions by very nice people.

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