... Best meal I had in New Orleans. Now, I've only been there once, but I tried some classics -- Galatoire's, Mothers, Cafe du Monde... A little off the beaten path in the prettier sections of the French Quarter (read: away from Bourbon), Coffee Pot is run by a group of charming older ladies. Service is SLOW, so don't have any important appointments waiting. Waiting to order takes forever, and silverware is an afterthought. But once you do get your food, YUM. Don't come here to order something "normal" like omelettes or a salad -- those things are perfectly fine here, don't get me wrong, but it's the regional fare that sings here. Lost Bread is a requirement. Like a beignet, but made with Po Boy bread and probably the most delicious thing I had on the trip. Also amazing are the The roast beef Po Boy is to die. Meat is tender, bread is crunchy enough to hold up to the sauce, and the sauce is a perfect mix of tangy and sweet. Also amazing are these rice and cinnamon cakes -- can't recall the name, but so good. Go and spend some time!
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I just got back from this place for the first time and I must say...I was surprised. They are very affordable for the good portion they give you. I got the budget breakfast which came with buttered grits, buttered toast, 2 pork sausage patties, and scrambled eggs with an orange juice. I assumed it would be a portion that wouldn't get me full so I was under the impression that I would leave with donuts to take home, but I didn't because I was good and FULL after that breakfast plate :). With that said, I didn't leave with any donuts lol. It was really good, like your wholesome Southern breakfast meal. The place is small but feels homely. There's also a coffee shop literally right across the street from them so the location is perfect. They don't stop serving breakfast on Sundays until noon which most places don't do that. Finding parking isn't a problem whatsoever either whether you're on your bike or in your vehicle. I recommend going down to Freret Street Poboys for their breakfast. I paid less than $7 for all of what I ate and drank there.
Owner chefs Craig and Kim Giesecke have taken the pub food menu to a place only New Orleans could accomplish: haute cuisine with a beer on the side, eaten at a bar stool. There creative use of fresh and local ingredients with unbounded imagination takes the idea of comfort food and turns it into bliss food. Whether your have something as simple as Kim's handmade guacamole at the World's Best Fish Sammich (a title that would easily stand any challenge from Brownsville to Key West) or something like the amazing St. Chuck Duck (Cabernet sauteed duck with currant tapenade, cheddar and blue cheeses and Granny Smith Apples on grill sourdough) or the Buddha's Temptation appetizer (blue cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped fried apricots), this is the kind of food that you live in or visit New Orleans for, and well worth the trip to it's off the beaten path Broadmoor location. Isn't finding places like this why you bought that I-Phone or Android?