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The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

(24 Reviews)

714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

(504) 524-3500

Today: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tomorrow: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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General Info
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.

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (504) 875-4743

Phone: (504) 523-8215

Primary Phone: (504) 875-4743

Fax: (504) 523-8215

Payment method
amex, cash, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, diners club
Price Range
French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter

The Old Coffee Pot Restuarant

Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Soul Food Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Coffee Shops, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Caterers, Family Style, American, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Seafood, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Banquets, Dances

Price Range : Average


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Heather L.




The waiter was extremely rude and placed food on our order we did not ask for, then charged us for the additional food.

We found RATS running around on the building's walls.

I found a day later they had charged us an additional $90.

I went to their website and sent an email to their managers. No response.

I called their manager. I told him what happened and he assured me this would be taken care of with a full refund of the additional charge. He stated he would have to call me back to confirm the refund.

A few days passed and I never received a call back.

Another few days pass with no response. I call and email again. Both without response.

Just now, I tried calling the restaurant. The person who answered was EXTREMELY RUDE.

My original post is longer than 1000 characters, but I am sure this will suffice. I urge you to no come here if you value good food and service.



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Rudest Service Ever!

The breakfast servers are hands down the rudest we've ever had the misfortune to encounter. The food is good, but not worth the aggravation. From the moment you enter the courtyard, you are treated as if you are an interloper, and the attitude is pervasive. We had a particularly hostile waitress, a black lady with short black hair, who would look at you and say, ""and""... if you did not order to her satisfaction. As a former wait person, I am baffled by this attitude. We won't eat here again.



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Dinner at Coffee Pot

My husband and I had dinner at the Coffee Pot after a recommendation of a local bartender.

We got to have a table by the front which was nice. Our waiter was very good and the service was good.

I had Fleur De Lis Chicken and my husband had the fish. Both were very good.

On the other hand we went for breakfast the next morning and the service was very slow and I wasn't crazy about the dish I had the Eggs Sardou.



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Didn't realize service could be this bad

It's amazing. I never realized it was possible to feel this unwelcome at a restaurant. The wait staff was downright hostile. 30 minutes just to get an order in. When we asked (very nicely) to place our order, we were met with attitude you cannot imagine. Once the meal came, we were held hostage. No more coffee. No water. No SILVERWARE to even eat with. When I finally got up to ask for silverware (and be allowed to eat), I was told not to get out of my seat again. No check even. We had to calculate the bill ourselves based on the menu. It was the only restaurant I've ever been to where I was legitimately concerned about a confrontation from wait staff. Plus the food was poor and everything was dirty (including the silverware we had to plead for). Worst restaurant experience of my life. Amazing. We would have gotten up and walked out except for the hostility we would have experienced as a result. Run far away from this restaurant.



Best Meal in New Orleans

... 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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(RE: 2 months ago) I was told about the Coffee Pot Restaraunt by a friend who frequents the Quarter. My friend really pumped up this places reputation and ""amazing"" food. When my girlfriend and I walked in it was a fairly busy Saturday night. Our server......James?...........Jonathan?......was very friendly and very knowledgeable about drinks and menu items. Even though he seemed busy he helped us decide on a dish. To say the least the food was terrible. The food did not taste fresh and I felt like I had just wasted my time and money. We saw some young kid , ""the chef"", throw our dishes in the microwave and then sit them in the window for five minutes to dry out under a heat lamp. Old frozen food.......awesome! Our server was very gracious about us disliking the food. He seemed to be a very hard worker. The ""manager"" on the other hand (a larger gentleman) looked like a vulture hovering over the waiters making their jobs harder. To the servers: GOOD JOB! To the manager or owner: Your food sucks. You're supposed to care about the product you put out. My friend who recommended this place came here about a year ago and talked about an amazing dining experience and an awesome manager and servers. When I decided to come in to have that same experience I got leftovers, a 12 year old for a chef, a manger that takes his ""job way too seriously, and 1 AWESOME server!!!! Whom I feel bad for because he has to work at the crappiest restaraunt in the Quarter. Oh yeah................the soft drinks were spectacular!



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Delicious jambalaya!

Recommended to us by a local resident, The Old Coffee Pot was a great New Orleans experience. best jambalaya we had, a lovely setting and welcoming staff.



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Out of biscuits at 10 am - huh? Biscuits are easy!

The waitress was a numbskull and couldn't be bothered with us. She said our toast would be out soon. We got it from someone else 10 minutes after we finished our tasteless omelets.



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Fantastic Food

My girlfriends and I ate here for dinner and had an overall great experience. I ordered the parmesan encrusted snapper, and it was excellent. The entrees were a little expensive, but the food was so good, it seemed worth it. I'd go so far as to say it was probably the best meal I've had in all my five trips to the French Quarter throughout the past 10 years (and I've experienced a variety of French Quarter restaurants.) Can't wait to take my husband there next trip.



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What happened to the this Restaurant????

I visit NOLA 2X a year. I almost always eat breakfast or brunch here... however this past Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2009) when myself and two friends went there they managed to screw up all 3 orders, never rectified the situation and on top of all that added an 18% GRATUITY to the bill. So the service is horrible, the order was wrong and we are being forced to tip. NEVER AGAIN.
I would have rated this as a zero but I was forced to give it the lowest (a one star).