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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

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139 South Cortez, New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-525-9355
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was a wonderful breakfast place! I had the breakfast sandwich and my friend had the shrimp and grits! Both were delicious. Then for dessert we had the lemon curd stuffed French toast not to mention the great milk punch and mimosas we had before the meal. Absolutely this will be my favorite breakfast stop from now on.

Thank Lucydog53
Erath, Louisiana
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Being from the south already, it is sometimes hard to find restaurants that hold up to good food standards. This place is definitely one of them. Great breakfast food in a great atmosphere! The proof is also in the line of people waiting to get in this place. Definitely a must place to try.

Thank Sarahls612
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2013

They have the best of the BEST fried green tomatoes, EVER! Don't go there when you're starved though, the wait if really long. But they do give you some water while waiting in the heat. We went for Sunday brunch and all of our food was delicious!

Thank Heather V
Sarasota, Fl
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Get here early!!!!! This places fills up fast but they get you in and out quick! First we sat down at the counter once a spot opened up and the waitress asked us if we wanted a mimosa or bloody mary and we both said sure...then she asked if we wanted to make it a double...LOL It was 9:00 AM...hey... More 

Thank powers
Spring, Texas
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This place was great. After a horrible dinner the night before at a supposedly "excellent" restaurant in the Quarter, the bar wasn't set too high but this restaurant was fantastic. From the service to the food they got everything right. My friend, who is from New Orleans, took three of us claiming that it was a must. It's just a... More 

Thank wanderer919
Belton, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

After Katrina, everyone wanted to return home who had fled New Orleans. Thus, the Ruby Slipper was born. Taking its name from iconic shoes that returned Dorothy to Kansas, the Ruby Slipper returns customers to their childhood with fresh eats and tasty coffee. Anyone who looks to eat a great meal in NOLA needs to eat here. One tip, get... More 

Thank Chad H
Porter, Texas
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

This was by far the beat breakfast of our trip. We had six in our party. I tried a bite of everyones and it was all fantastic. Two small problems. First the male host was kind of rude and short with us. Secondly. There is no interior waiting. You have to wait outside for a table. None of that affected... More 

Thank kfraga212
Miami, Florida
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Wherever you are in New Orleans go to Ruby slipper for breakfast. I had the Sunday special crab cakes and it was one of the most delicious crab cakes I ever had. The cinnamon pancake, Bellini ,bloody Mary, are all a must. The prices are very reasonable and service was great. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Anaah
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2013

everything was so good we went back 3 days in a row. just a delightful way to start the day. mallory was our server every day and she not only shared wonderful hospitality, but gave us tips for getting around town. homestyle cooking that was just delish. eggs were perfectly prepared, large homemade biscuits, bacon done right, fresh squeezed juice.... More 

Thank gr8n2ishn
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

This place has so much potential but the last (3 times) I went we've had problems. Undercooked food and slow service. Worst was the crabcake breakfast special made with bad, stinky crab meat. It would take a lot to get me back there.

Thank Nicole C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 South Cortez, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighbourhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9355
A quaint neighborhood cafe serving New Orleans favorite breakfast & brunch all day, everyday!

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