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Cafe Reconcile

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1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113-1469
+1 504-568-1157
11:00 - 14:30
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Darwin, Australia
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a truly remarkable place. The cafe is the front door to a training program for young people facing employment barriers in NOLA. wonderful and caring staff guide students into hospitality, real jobs and meaningful lives. Oh, and the food is absolutely the best Cajun and Creole food in town. Jumbalya, shrimp Po'Boys, File Gumbo are all on the... More 

Thank Ashley W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I left New Orleans decades ago but new that I was home with the first bite of the Friday special, "Eggplant with Shrimp Soufflé". What I love about the food is the marriage of the seasonings which is the essence of the cultural flavor. Personally, I feel that the Bananas Foster bread pudding is better than the real Bananas Foster!... More 

1 Thank John B
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. Great New Orleans restaurant in the Central City neighborhood with excellent cuisine and a varied menu with big portions at affordable prices. Offers all the NOLA standards at high of quality. Even better is Cafe Reconciles' mission to assist local young people learn the restaurant business. Love how local chefs contribute. Simple cafe atmosphere. Not fancy but clean... More 

Thank marksI917HA
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and restaurant environment! We had jerk chicken with two sides ($9) and Bananas Foster bread pudding ($4). This has been the cheapest meal we have eaten while here in New Orleans and the best! The jerk had a bit of a kick but not over seasoned, like many places. We had mashed sweet potatoes (perfection), macaroni and cheese... More 

1 Thank XelaChivo
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a wonderful lunch spot. But what makes it even more enjoyable is the fact that it is also a teaching facility for at risk youth. And the kids are great. Nice selection of hot and cold dishes, traditional new Orleans fare, daily specials, and more. Management is excellent and the place has a friendly buzz. Good for singles... More 

1 Thank carolkS777XW
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is simple, affordable, and tasty. Staff excel at hospitality. Dessert ended up being almost too much, but it was fantastic.

1 Thank Agustin M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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429 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I love the fact that New Orleans is embracing people who might need a leg up and can get their training and experience here. All those who are behind this project have done it right. The wait staff is outstanding and the food is very good. The setting is a great reclaimed space that may or may not have had... More 

Thank EnjoyTravelAlways
Braintree, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Cafe Reconcile is a restaurant that is home to brilliant project offering skills and training to "at-risk youth". On top of that, the food is fantastic and the service is very impressive. We went for lunch twice in two days. The Grilled Catfish was excellent, the Po' Boys were great, and the Banana Foster Pudding was superb, definitely worth getting... More 

1 Thank TomWatkins77
Kemah, Texas
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, I took a recommendation from the cashier at the museum and went to Cafe Reconcile. This cafe trains disadvantaged youth in food service. The physical restaurant is nothing special, and the surrounding neighborhood is run-down, but the eagerness of this young staff to please makes up for that. The menu items were... More 

3 Thank 2littletime2seeitall
Bethalto, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Like cheralinavdk93 I also came as an Off-Site Interest Center while in town for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod National Youth Gathering. This would be a challenging place to get to on your own for lunch, but it is a cause and a neighborhood that is very worthy of some effort on your part. Based on the sampling that I... More 

1 Thank Steve J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113-1469
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-568-1157

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?