If you think Sunday brunch is the best meal of the week, you want to go to a place that not only satisfies your belly, but also your laid-back, weekend-chillin' soul. New Orleans has some great places to enjoy brunch so you’re sure to find just the right table to fit your own taste and personality. Here's some we recommend checking out.
Offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as bottomless mimosas, Apolline is a terrific choice if you want to take basic brunch and turn it upside down. Here, chicken and waffles becomes crispy Confit chicken and waffles, a sweet and savory dish with a dash of decadence. Or, if you are a fan of eggs Benedict, give the eggs Apolline a whirl—you’ll find the traditional poached eggs and hollandaise sauce accompanied by andouille sausage and crawfish tails. And while brunch is not always synonymous with appetizers, you should definitely consider pairing your first mimosa with the cinnamon bacon starter.
Patois means the dialect or cultural sayings of a place and this comfortable-but-classy eatery serves up classic French cuisine with a local Louisiana accent. Dig into the Gulf shrimp and grits served with tasso, green onions and peppers in a shrimp velouté. Or how about fried Mississippi rabbit, complete with a biscuit and Italian sausage cream gravy? Whatever dish you choose, you’ll have just a bit more Cajun rolling off your tongue when you’re done.
If your brunch style is more T-shirt and flip-flops, head over to North Dorgenois Street to the Pagoda Cafe. Pull up a chair at one of the outside tables and order a plate of their famous breakfast tacos. Featuring refried beans, eggs, cheese and a side of Villa Arcos sauce, these tacos are sure to get your weekend started right. If you’re more of a luncher than breakfast bruncher, the Indian Banh Mi sandwich may be more your style. Served with green chutney and honey roasted beets on Dong Phoung French bread, this morning meal will make you truly understand the beauty of brunch.
So, don’t be satisfied with toast and cereal in your apartment. Call your friends and get to one of these great places for brunch this weekend.