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child friendly breakfasts near FQ

bawc Apr 20, 2010 05:39 PM

We are staying in at the Royal Sonesta in the FQ with my 6 y.o. and I am looking for breakfast places outside the hotel. I need a good cup of coffee, he usually likes fruit, sausage, maybe a muffin or cereal--definitely not his favorite meal, since he doesn't care for pancakes or eggs...but likes rice an beans. Any suggestions--and yes, he would probably like beignets, but I need him to have more than a sugar rush for breakfast!

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  1. Bill Hunt RE: bawc Apr 20, 2010 09:13 PM

    Well, so much will depend on the child, but I would suggest The Coffee Pot, on St. Peter Street. The "street scene" should keep the child intrigued for most of the meal, especially if one gets the front table on the patio, looking at the street, or a window seat inside.

    Lots of fun fare on the menu, and good coffee.



    Coffee Pot Restaurant
    714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

    1. nikinik RE: bawc Apr 21, 2010 06:54 AM

      Cafe Amelie
      Clover Grill

      Clover Grill
      900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Eat Restaurant
      900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Stanley Restaurant
      547 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA

      Cafe Amelie
      912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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        runCP3 RE: bawc Apr 21, 2010 07:19 AM

        Cafe Fleur de lis


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          bawc RE: runCP3 Apr 21, 2010 01:03 PM

          Thanks for all these great suggestions! I looked up everything on a map, and most look doable on foot.

          Is Muriel's also nearby? And on another posting I read about NO Cake Cafe, but I think that is in the Marigny--don't know if that is walkable.

          1. re: bawc
            BackBite RE: bawc Apr 22, 2010 05:36 AM

            Muriel's entrance is just off Jackson Square, so very walkable for you. Wonderful place to eat, has my favorite: crawfish and goat cheese crepes!

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              BayouTeche RE: bawc Apr 22, 2010 06:26 AM

              Cake Cafe is "technically" walkable from the FQ, but would be a bit of a stretch with
              a 6 y.o.

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                bawc RE: BayouTeche Apr 22, 2010 07:09 AM

                Thanks for the info on Cake Cafe, would it be on route to the Aquarium, or the opposite direction?

                Is Mena's an option for breakfast nearby?

                Can we take the St. Charles Streetcar to Camelia Grill, and is the latter near the zoo, or have I completely mixed up the directions?

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                  mrsfury RE: bawc Apr 22, 2010 07:23 AM

                  You can take the streetcar to Camellia Grill but you would probably want to take the bus to the zoo.The aquarium is in the quarter.

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                    BayouTeche RE: bawc Apr 22, 2010 07:47 AM

                    Cake Cafe is in the opposite direction of the Aquarium.

                    Yup, Mena's would be a good option. That'd be on your way to the Aquarium.

                    Streetcar to Camellia Grill? Yes. Near the zoo? No.

                    Camellia Grill
                    626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

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                      bawc RE: BayouTeche Apr 22, 2010 07:55 AM

                      Thanks, that helps...Sounds like Camelia Grill and Cake Cafe have to be destinations on their own, which may not have much appeal to him...

                      Are all the breakfast places in FQ in the general direction of the aquarium and the insectarium?

                      And which of the above places would be near the bus stop to take us to the zoo, if any?

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