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Breakfast near the Roosevelt Hotel

I was just wondering if anyone had a good rec for breakfast near the Roosevelt Hotel. We will be there after Christmas over New Year.

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  1. I get this may not be the place for this but would also like any suggestion of places for non-Dixieland jazz, more contemporary.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. A seven minute walk (according to Google maps) is what we would consider "near".....your mileage may vary.

      We loved breakfast at Ruby Slipper on Magazine!

      We were NOT impressed with the breakfast buffet IN the Roosevelt.

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      1. re: Monch

        Our mileage varies all the time but 7 minutes is just fine with us. Good to know about the buffet. Thanks. So Magazine street is a 7 minute walk? That's great. This is our first time. Thanks for the input.

        1. re: runrowe

          runrowe,

          Please do yourself a huge favor and scan through the posts here on the New Orleans board.

          These are some seriously informed Hounds.

          Scan and you will find. Ask and you will be answered.

          You will LOVE New Orleans.

          1. re: Monch

            I've been through most of the board, the recent stuff. Found lots of interesting stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

        2. re: Monch

          You beat me to remarking on The Roosevelt's dreary, desultory breakfast.

          1. re: hazelhurst

            Was listening to TF today and a caller mentioned the Christmas brunch at the Roosevelt and how horrendous it was. Too bad.

        3. Had an excellent breakfast at The Windsor Court a few weeks ago, Eggs Benedict with a grit cake instead of the English Muffin, house made andouille sausage and spicy red sauce. Not far from your hotel. Not cheap, but worth it IMO.

          1. I recommend breakfast (and any other meal) at Cafe Adelaide in the Lowe's Hotel, a 12 minute walk away on Poydras Street. http://www.cafeadelaide.com/

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            1. re: DBinNOLA

              Thanks...we'll check it out.

              1. re: DBinNOLA

                I found Cafe Adelaide's breakfast very disappointing. Windsor Court is so gorgeous -- I suggest Saturday night in the Polo Lounge to see Robin Barnes sing -- altho' have not done their breakfast.

                On the other end of the scale is Mother's which actually has a fine and hearty breakfast, IMO.

                1. re: karendor

                  You are the fifth "no" vote I've heard on Café Adelaide. I have not been but I generally restrict my donations to the Brennan family coffers to Commander's

                  1. re: hazelhurst

                    Make that a sixth no vote. I went on a gift certificate and I still felt like it wasn’t worth the time or money.

                    1. re: shanefink

                      Ouch. At this rate they'll be lucky to get listed by the American Kennel Club....

              2. We stayed near there recently. Went to Ruby Slipper and Luke. Ruby Slipper was disappointing to us.

                1. Jazz - check listings on Offbeat Magazine site

                  1. Too late to help the OP, but here are MY "must-do" breakfasts:

                    The Original Coffee Pot, on St Peter.
                    The Camellia Grill (River Bend is my favorite, but one in FQ)
                    Stanley, on Jackson Sq., though the reviews seem highly polarized. We love it.
                    The breakfast at the Windsor Court Hotel, near the FQ, and in the Warehouse/CBD

                    Remember, those are personal.

                    Hunt

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                    1. re: Bill Hunt

                      My favorite breakfast in NOLA is Surrey's, on Magazine St. in the Lower Garden District. (There is a second location uptown, also on Magazine St., but I have not been to that location.) The perfect combination of deliciousness and inexpensiveness and down-home goodness. Love the migas with chorizo.

                      There typically is a wait, but you can walk a block down the street and grab a coffee at Mojo while you wait.