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“Atmosphere and Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Merchant

Merchant
Ranked #343 of 1,931 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$12
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Atmosphere and Staff”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My sandwich may have been one of the highlights in my culinary experiences in New Orleans, which came as a shock considering this was a pretty casual cafe. The 3 Cheese y Mas was full of fresh and thoughtful ingredients, and I would highly recommend it as a vegetarian lunch option, in a portion large enough to share. With a beautiful space, and incredible friendly staff, my only complaint lies with the coffee served. I've had illy before, and understand the weight it carries in the industry, but you would really think that a coffee house of this standard would brew something local, if they didn't roast their own beans.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Dylan E
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Australia
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

From the reviews on TA I expected this place to be better. The coffee is served in tiny, though attractive glasses, and was lukewarm. The crepe itself was good but with the pancetta filling was really greasy. The staff were helpful and friendly. A place for office workers picking up coffee and breakfast.

  • Visited December 2013
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food great people”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Was looking for breakfast and found this place on Trip Advisor. Great staff welcome , very accommodating and tasty food. Price reasonable and setting was cool. My two teenagers approved! Try it for breakfast or lunch !

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Groesbeck, Texas, United States
1 review
“Wonderful Cafe”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

When you want a cafe with great feel and great service and product go to Merchant. Its clean, bright and welcoming. Coffee is fantastic and the breakfast sandwiches are the best. HIghly recommended !!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Stephen D
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“HIGHLY recommended”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

We traveled to NO for the day. We parked across from Merchant and went in there when we saw it. We were so impressed by the food and service that we made another stop before we left. We tried a cookie, muffin, turnover, and crepe- all of which were incredible!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank travelerabm
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