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The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

££ - £££
French Quarter
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714 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
+1 504-524-3500
Thu - Mon 08:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Near the center of the French Quarter, this restaurant is a quick walk from most hotels and is an ideal way to start your day in New Orleans. Breakfast at the Old Coffee Pot is a meal and an experience. You may have to wait for a table, but it is worth it. The food is traditional with a few... More 

Thank Charles R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous friendly service. Best lost bread ever. Favourite choice for breakfast when in New Orleans.

Thank Pippa P
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just stopped in for bloody Mary's, and the nice lady who made them for us was hilarious. The pickled green beans with the Mary's were nice. We saw several people eating breakfast, and all the meals looked great. We'll be coming back for breakfast.

Thank Erik H
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely outstanding service and food. We found this restaurant on our last night in New Orleans and wish we had discovered it sooner. The waiter was so friendly and took the time to talk to us. The food was very high quality and enjoyed every minute of it. Can't recommend this place enough.

Thank mrsdoubleyou
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How this place stays in business I do not know. Seriosly bad. The absolute worst Gumbo I have ever tasted. I can only assume powdered chicken stock with water and uncooked roux went into this travesty along with the tiny frozen shrimp. Do not even mention the Jambalaya, seriously do not mention it as the memory might cause me to... More 

Thank fitnessink
La Crosse, WI
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as I walked into the large entryway of The Old Coffee Pot and my server said to me "Morning, darling", I knew I had found the right spot for breakfast. She seated me in the courtyard at a lovely table with a white tablecloth. I could feel the breeze from the street as I my ordered coffee and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blitz are one of my faves for breakfast in the quarters. You can only do so much with eggs why not try something different. Service was good. I have been here for breakfast the past 3 trips and plan on going back.

Thank jeffandbrenda2016
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted a good New Orleans breakfast in an original place. Boy did we find a jewel! How awesome. The building was old and gorgeous, the servers were so sweet and friendly. The food was to die for! I had the Eggs Sardou and my husband had the Sister Soul Food Omelette. OMG, divine! We will certainly... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant is a gem with authentic home cooked food. Ms. Gaynell will take good care of you. The Red Beans and Rice were superb. This place has the best seafood gumbo and crab cake balls.

Thank Is There A
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated for lunch. The food was mediocre and waited more then 20 minutes for a bowl of Gumbo that was not very good. Wait staff were not very attentive and the restaurant only accepts cash. No need to ever return.

Thank Robert P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3500
The Old Coffee Pot, located on St. Peter Street located next to Pat O Brian's and right off Bourbon Street is a great location for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant founded and established in 1894, is well known for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans, with famous dishes such as the Crab cake Jonathan and traditional dishes such as the callas cakes. We also serve great lunch, with a special that includes a half of po-boy, a cup of gumbo and a side of fries that has become a crowd favorite and is one of the best samplers in the neighborhood. Our evening menu features the "Triple D', a dish that was featured on Food Network's "Dinners, Drive-In's, and Dives". Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. We also offer a variety of beverages and cocktails, traditional mixed drinks and wines to compliment any dish. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. The Old Coffee Pot also offers additional services such as private parties and catered banquets in the river room or courtyard, reservations, and extensive one on one cooking classes hosted by Taste bud Tours.

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