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Live Oak Cafe

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Uptown / Carrollton
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8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
+1 504-265-0050
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08:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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New Orleans
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have reviewed Live Oak Cafe before, but since then they have stepped up their game. An effort to visit Ruby Slipper (any one of 4) fell short, 45 minute waits for all. Stopped by Live Oak Cafe (LOC). No wait, great seats, live music. A Bloody Mary was perfect, and the bottomless coffee (she) rich. Sadly, tea drinkers (me)... More 

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Thank Rigel54
St Augustine FL
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297 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went here for breakfast at the suggestion of my friend's son who is a chef. We were there shortly after opening and the only customers. Real interesting décor. The menu was small with a lot of sandwiches and grit dishes. I can't remember the cute name of the dish I ordered, but it was really good. I am not... More 

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Thank havaneseangel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Came in New Year's Day and what a way to start the New Year! Visiting NOLA my quest was to have great shrimp and grits, at numerous places that didn't offer it, I was in the area and checked out local places and saw they had what I was looking for! Not to disappoint came for a late breakfast and... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Took the trolley from Canal getting off at Oak Street and saw the Live Oak. Some wonderful music inside so we went in and had some great drinks and snacks. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel at home in this local spot. Can recommend the special coffee with liquor and ice cubes made from coffee. Stayed for quite... More 

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Thank Francis M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a quaint place to have a wonderful breakfast/brunch experience. We had the shrimp and grits. Two of us split it, and I went home with leftovers. It had plump shrimp with a tangy sauce. It was rich, but not too spicy. A friend had the dish called "Hangover". She said that is was VERY good. The coffee was... More 

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Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

From start to finish this was one great experience. Food great, staff great, music great. Coffee was good if bit light. Waitress Kat was quick & friendly. Shrimp and grits excellent. Well spiced, well made and the grits were creamy and slightly tangy. Finished with creme fraiche or yogurt?

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Thank 519mom
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed on Oak and tried this cafe for breakfast the selections were good and my BLT with some really good crits very good and some strong coffee made it a good morning start and at times you can catch live music inside all good. Stay hungry my friends

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Thank Jazzmanblue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We saw the New Orleans Suspects! Great venue for local live music. Crowd was all ages. Be prepared for a cover charge.

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Thank Laura M
LiveOakCafeNola, Owner at Live Oak Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Laura, I wonder if you meant some other venue? We're a breakfast and lunch spot and although we feature live music daily we never charge a cover and we've never had the New Orleans Suspects in here. Kind regards/ Helena More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The breakfast Was delicious. The service was friendly and our food came out quickly. Breakfast sandwich was great! There was also live music.

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Thank Betsy W
Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Best huevos rancheros I've ever had! Stopped in for lunch during the week and was seated without a wait. Definitely stop here for breakfast/ brunch/ lunch! The live music was excellent as well.

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Thank Kelsey A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole, Cafe, American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-265-0050

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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