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Cafe at the Square

££ - £££American, Cafe,
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
+1 504-304-7831
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stopped in for a late lunch, and got the Cheeseburger Salad. The salad was awesome. I stopped in during a slow time, so I was basically the only person in the restaurant. The staff made sure I had what I needed, but didn’t seem...More

Thank Tabatha R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was great, the yogurt, granola and fruit dish was delicious and very filling. Dinner portions are big and delicious. The prices are very reasonable and the staff very friendly.

Thank Wendyalice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know you've been told to go to Mother's and maybe you should go once just to say that you did. But if you want to start the day on a really good breakfast, go to this place a mere two blocks away. it really...More

Thank Jan v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of the only places we could find open on that side of town however we ordered most starters and then the Lafayette chicken. The chicken is amazing and gets 5 stars! The French onion soup was very strong, mozzarella sticks were good,...More

Thank Carlee D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars to this restaurant is because of the lighting for night time. I'm staying at the Blake Hotel for 10 days and when I get out of work I want to relax with a certain ambiance in the...More

Thank rhammond01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to people watch. Food was great and prepared quickly. The service was excellent and the seating are kept clean,.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i had the crab cakes benedict, which, for me, were a bit rich. Located right on the Lafayette Square, this is an excellent place to stop for a bite. I ate here last year and the food seems consistently good. I came right after the...More

Thank tuhts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by around 5 pm for a light bite. There were a couple of tables occupied. I saw out front that there was a happy hour menu but had to ask for it from the waitress. In the next 30 minutes, 3 more tables seated...More

Thank MBarb10
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Having food restrictions, they were greatly accommodating, though what I got was not filled with tons of unique flavor it was good. My husband's meal was also good. Had we not had breakfast included in our hotel however, it would have been a great place...More

Thank etvmd05
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Staying at the Blake Hotel, we were fortunate to have this gem right here. Lovely breakfast selections. Good coffee too. Their BLA (Bacon, lettuce and avocado) sandwich is yummy, and their crabcakes were delicious. Friendly and attentive service!

Thank Judy-Cucin
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Mary K
13 April 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Right down the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-304-7831
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