We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent breakfast!!”

The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant
Ranked #354 of 2,122 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
Description: The Old Coffee Pot, located on St. Peter Street located next to Pat O Brian's and right off Bourbon Street is a great location for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant founded and established in 1894, is well known for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans, with famous dishes such as the Crab cake Jonathan and traditional dishes such as the callas cakes. We also serve great lunch, with a special that includes a half of po-boy, a cup of gumbo and a side of fries that has become a crowd favorite and is one of the best samplers in the neighborhood. Our evening menu features the "Triple D', a dish that was featured on Food Network's "Dinners, Drive-In's, and Dives". Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. We also offer a variety of beverages and cocktails, traditional mixed drinks and wines to compliment any dish. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. The Old Coffee Pot also offers additional services such as private parties and catered banquets in the river room or courtyard, reservations, and extensive one on one cooking classes hosted by Taste bud Tours.
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A stranger recommended this place for breakfast. Sure wish I knew how to thank him for such a great suggestion. We both enjoyed our Bienville omelet with crab, crawfish, and shrimp in it. Tasty home fries came with the omelet. Could have also chosen their hollandaise grits - bet they were good. Waitress was so friendly even though she was quite busy. Not a long wait for food and enjoyed watching the people go by on the sidewalk out front. This place has been there since 1894!

Thank Bjaya
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,321)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

91 - 95 of 1,321 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was recommend to us by a couple on our food tour. The restaurant is tiny inside, but there is some outdoor seating. As the weather was cold, the staff accommodated us by making space for another table. The biscuits and gravy are delicious. Coffee is great. The rest of the menu looked great, but it's hard to resist homemade biscuits and gravy when you're in the South.

Thank Shana B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Don’t care for the new decor but food is still good! I had bragged about the place to a friend, so we met there. She still didn’t think much of it though. The plates were pretty sparse
I took pictures soon as plates arrived, and it was as if”is this it?”
Hardly any potatoes on plate. The cala cakes are such a treat!

Thank danidb518
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This place was highly recommended to us by a frequent New Orleans traveler friend. He told of a waitress named Shirley who sings while she works. Unfortunately, Shirley was not there when we visited for breakfast Sunday AM. We wish she had been. it might have made the food better. The coffee with chicory was great. The food was over cooked. I must say it is easy to get spoiled by the food in Nawlins. It is just so good almost everywhere you go. Maybe that is why this stood out. It wasn't spectacular. Tough criticism but the bar is set high in the French Quarter.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Claude P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Shirley and Friends running a great place. Wonderful menu - Eggs Jonathan, Rice Fritters[ really delicsious]
Familiar service- mind your manners, or you might get scolded.

Thank John W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant also viewed

New Orleans, LA

Been to The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing