Lousiana's BEST breakfast

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y2flu
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Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Fri, 01/7/05 8:10 PM
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Would be the brunch at Court of Two Sisters on Royal Street in the FQ. But a close second would be the breakfast served at Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge. Oreille de Cochon-- fried dough shaped like pig ears-- stuffed with boudin and dusted with powdered sugar, and Eggs on a fluffy biscuit covered with crawfish au gratin... unbelievably good.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Fri, 01/7/05 9:57 PM
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I disagree on the Court of Two Sisters. It may be the best setting for breakfast, but it's definitely not the best food (though it is good enough). Best breakfast food I've had in NOLA was at Elizabeth's in Bywater...

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Sun, 01/9/05 5:22 AM
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For a very nice roadfood-style breakfast in Alexandria, La., I've enjoyed Lucille's Red Kettle.

They have the great Savoie's link sausage on the menu. A very friendly local place.

Frank




edit: forgot to give the address: 3746 S. MacArthur Dr. in a little strip shopping center.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/10/05 3:39 PM
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I LOVED Brennans in NOLA for breakfast. I was there with a group of my girlfriends from highschool. We had a blast there - we were treated like royalty!! Definitely one of the best memories I have from our long weekend in NOLA (not to mention one of my only memories... HA!)

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/10/05 4:00 PM
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I second Brennan's as a great breakfast.

For a more roadfood feel, I prefer Camillia Grill. They have killer omlettes.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/10/05 4:14 PM
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The best experience for breakfast has to be Cafe Du Monde. Don't have to ponder over the menu. Just bring on the beignets and coffee (make sure you do not wear dark clothing because of all that powdery sugar) and sit back, people watch, and have a taste of heaven!

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 9:27 AM
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IN New Orleans I say Camille Grill

In Lafayette it has to be Dwyers in Jefferson Street

If eating at Cafe Des Amis try & go on a Sat. with local bands playing.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 10:22 AM
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Court Of Two Sisters was a great experience for the view and the setting, but the food was average at best, particularly in a place like New Orleans where great food is so easy to find. Also quite expensive but again, you are paying for the setting. We tried one morning to go to Cafe du Monde, but it was jam-packed, so we went to small private bakery across street and one block down for their beignets and other breakfast items, which were fantastic. Many locals were there, most said that the beignets there were far superior to those at the touristy Cafe. Wish I remembered the name of the place.....

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 10:45 AM
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My daughters still talk longingly about the Eggs Sardou they had at Brennan's, and that was around 1969 or 1970.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

My daughters still talk longingly about the Eggs Sardou they had at Brennan's, and that was around 1969 or 1970.
Inside analysis: MH has daughters who were old enough to have sophisticated palates....in 1969.....so.....

What side were you on during the Civil War, MH?

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by fcbaldwin
For a very nice roadfood-style breakfast in Alexandria, La., I've enjoyed Lucille's Red Kettle.

They have the great Savoie's link sausage on the menu. A very friendly local place.
As I live very near Alexandria I'll certainly have to go there! But I have to disagree about Savoie's sausage: there are other brands I think far surpass it. Try the sausage from Poche's in north Breaux Bridge or (better still) Bellue's in Baton Rouge.

Rick

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by TJ Jackson

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

My daughters still talk longingly about the Eggs Sardou they had at Brennan's, and that was around 1969 or 1970.
Inside analysis: MH has daughters who were old enough to have sophisticated palates....in 1969.....so.....

What side were you on during the Civil War, MH?

The daughters began eating lobster, clams, crabs, and other interesting things, such as fish and fungi, Kallaloo, and Pepe's and Sally's apizza when they were quite young, so, yes, they had sophisticated palates in 1969.

While it is true that I am ancient, I missed the War of Northern Aggression, although there were family members on both sides during that unfortunate period of conflict.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 12:03 PM
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try Robins in Henderson

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 12:18 PM
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Brennans if money don't come into play. Cafe Du mond for fun and powder sugar all over yourself!

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 12:40 PM
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War of Northern Aggression ..??? wow!! now that will open up a can of worms........ and just when this Yankee is stating to enjoy chicory coffee and beignets.

Here's my contribution to this discussion, .....To think if it wasn't for the war between the States folks in Atlanta would not know the joys of a wonderful Yankee Pot Roast..........
OK, now it's your turn.......... lol

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 1:25 PM
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Originally posted by fpczyz

War of Northern Aggression ..??? wow!! now that will open up a can of worms........ and just when this Yankee is stating to enjoy chicory coffee and beignets.

Here's my contribution to this discussion, .....To think if it wasn't for the war between the States folks in Atlanta would not know the joys of a wonderful Yankee Pot Roast..........
OK, now it's your turn.......... lol

They don't know it as Yankee pot roast.

robicheaux
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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 01/24/05 2:25 PM
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no we call in a big hunk of beef slow cooked with vegatbles

the wars over get over it!

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Tue, 02/1/05 3:55 PM
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Camelia Grill for breakfast and a show.(I don"t think they open until 9 a.m if that is a concern). Cafe Du Monde remains my favorite people watching spot. And I thought Mother's had a great breakfast.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Tue, 02/1/05 4:37 PM
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Always get a window at the Cafe Du Monde and if it is warm enough, get a seat outside next to the side walk and get the wonderful coffee with milk and the hot NO doughnuts. Their hot chocolate is also very good. People watching there is very good is you got a sidewalk view.

I genuinely love that place. Their menu ain't complicated but at the right time, it is wonderful. I sincerely love and enjoy being there very early in the morning. I suppose late at night is better for people watching but I am not a real good late person.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Tue, 02/1/05 10:09 PM
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I think Sundancer is referring to Cafe Du Monde and their beignets and chickory coffee, both of which are delicious. But the food at Mother's is HARD to beat.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Wed, 02/2/05 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by lleechef

I think Sundancer is referring to Cafe Du Monde and their beignets and chickory coffee, both of which are delicious. But the food at Mother's is HARD to beat.


Lleechef: The last time I was in NO, I stayed at a hotel almost across the street from Mothers. It is a small place but the food is delicious. I think I ate there three times. Every time I ate there was at lunch and the food was great and the place was packed.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Wed, 02/2/05 12:17 PM
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was that the Hilton you stayed at?

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Wed, 02/2/05 12:27 PM
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was that the Hilton you stayed at?

Or the "Queen & Crescent" behind the "Intercontinental"? That is one of my favorites, and reasonably priced. The "Lafayette" nearby is also nice for the price. I was on a 3 month project at an insurance company in that area, and learned to love "Mother's", "Bon Ton", "Uglesich's" and several other places along the St. Charles trolley line through the garden district.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Sun, 02/13/05 12:19 AM
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Strawn's Eat Place, 125 Kings Hwy, Shreveport is a great place. They are open 6am-3pm for breakfast and lunch. Always save room for some pie. They have been around since 1944, have been written up in Southern Living a couple of times.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Sun, 02/13/05 12:28 AM
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The Camilla Grill was always one of our favorites. I recently read some food reviews that they've changed owners, hired new wait staff, and eliminated some breakfast favorites from their menu. I can't confirm this since I haven't been there in the last eight years and I hope I'm wrong.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Sun, 02/13/05 1:52 AM
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Originally posted by y2flu

Would be the brunch at Court of Two Sisters on Royal Street in the FQ. But a close second would be the breakfast served at Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge. Oreille de Cochon-- fried dough shaped like pig ears-- stuffed with boudin and dusted with powdered sugar, and Eggs on a fluffy biscuit covered with crawfish au gratin... unbelievably good.


In New Orleans, our favorite was Cafe du Monde, beignets, hot chocolate and cafe au lait.

And we'd definitely agree with the Cafe des Amis... We started with a huge plate of beignets, then I had crawfish etouffee with fluffy biscuits, andouille-cheese grits and two fried eggs, sunny-side up--fantastic. Husband had a tasso-onion omelet with grits and toast.
Ordinarily, we're not big breakfast eaters, but it's really nice every once in a while...

Ariane

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 05/14/07 2:37 PM
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I have to add Bluebird Cafe to this list... scrumptious! And Betsy's Pancake House was also really good...

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Mon, 05/14/07 2:50 PM
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If I had to choose one place, it would be Mother's for a Crawfish Etouffee omelet.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Tue, 05/15/07 10:45 PM
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I'm gonna straddle the fence here a bit. Mother's is terific. Had a terrific meal with a lovely lady about 40 years ago at the Court of Two Sisters, my wife and I enjoyed a memorable brunch at Brennans the morning after we were married about 35 years ago. The food and ambience in NOLA is hard to beat.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Tue, 05/15/07 11:15 PM
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I like the Oak Street Cafe for breakfast or lunch.

If I'm downtown in the Quarter I can't stay away from the Croissant d'Or on Ursulines. The BEST almond croissants and an old-fashioned and delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Tue, 05/15/07 11:22 PM
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In New Orleans :

Brennan's
The Camellia Grill
Cafe Adelaide
Commander's Palace
Arnaud's

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Wed, 05/16/07 2:28 AM
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I agree with all the above! But breakfast at Brennan's is kind of special. In many, many trips to NOLA I can honestly say I never had a bad meal.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Wed, 05/16/07 2:29 AM
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I urge everyone visiting to take a day and visit the surrounding towns. You won't regret it. Some fine eats abound.

Broken Egg Cafe on the Northshore in Mandeville
La Madeleine French Bakery, either the one in Harahan or Mandeville
Abita Springs Cafe-Abita Springs
Bella Matina-Covington
Annadele’s Plantation-Covington
Longbranch-Abita Springs
Country Kitchen-Mandeville
Vianne's Tea Salon and Cafe-Mandeville
Cafe 59-Mandeville
Louie and the Red-Head Lady-Mandeville
Courtyard Cafe-Covington
Dot's Diner-Boutte

All of these are on the Northshore or River Parishes. More in Mandeville obviously but I live there so I eat more in that area.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Fri, 05/18/07 12:35 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by robicheaux

no we call in a big hunk of beef slow cooked with vegatbles

the wars over get over it!


Forget H**l!! The south is simply winning the second part...economic part that is.

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RE: Lousiana's BEST breakfast - Fri, 05/18/07 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

Always get a window at the Cafe Du Monde and if it is warm enough, get a seat outside next to the side walk and get the wonderful coffee with milk and the hot NO doughnuts. Their hot chocolate is also very good. People watching there is very good is you got a sidewalk view.

I genuinely love that place. Their menu ain't complicated but at the right time, it is wonderful. I sincerely love and enjoy being there very early in the morning. I suppose late at night is better for people watching but I am not a real good late person.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


I recommend you take just a moment on your next visit to stroll around the back to watch them make the donuts. Do it after you have eaten so the almost black oil doesn't put you off.