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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Cafe's 

Angeli On Decatur
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com
The gyro sandwich consists of roasted lamb in a warm pita with lettuce, onions, tomatos and tzatziki. Chicken diavolo pizza is topped with grilled chicken, mozzarella, spicy red pepper sauce, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers and red onions and jalapeno peppers on request. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Antoine's Annex
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The breakfast platter combines scrambled eggs, grits, hickory-smoked bacon and a biscuit or toast. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, basil pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Blue Tomato
4401 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, (504) 734-3000
Teriyaki-glazed salmon is served with smothered green beans and yellow rice. The quesadilla features Gulf shrimp, artichoke hearts, creamed spinach and Jack and cheddar cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Breads On Oak
8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com
The herb tarts are made with cashew ricotta, sauteed onions and oven-roasted tomatos. For Carnival, there are vegan almond frangipane king cakes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Cafe Amelie
912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com
Seared rare ahi tuna is served over wilted greens with honey sesame, soy and ginger sauce. The oven-roasted, bone-in pork chop is served with creamy grits and corn and andouille maque choux. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe at The Square
500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com
The fried green tomato BLT includes arugula, bacon, fried green tomatos and house-made remoulade. There are daily pasta specials. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Beignet
311 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2611; 334 B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com
The crawfish omelet is made with bell peppers, tomatos and Swiss cheese and served with grits and French bread. The Bourbon croissant features tuna, bacon, white cheddar, lettuce, tomatos and pickles on a toasted croissant. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Cafe D'Cappuccino
4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com
The club sandwich combines turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on 15-grain wheat toast. The chicken salad sandwich features chicken salad, avocado, lettuce and tomato served on 15-grain wheat toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Fleur-De-Lis
307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641
Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise and comes with hash browns. The Fleur-de-lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Freret
7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com
The traditional muffaletta features mortadella, ham, provolone cheese, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. Brunch's Crabby Benedict features two poached eggs over crab cakes, an English muffin and hollandaise, served with grits or hash browns. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Minh
4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com
Lobster tortellini is stuffed with lobster claw meat and mixed cheeses and served with ginger-tomato cream sauce and tempura lobster. The Seafood Delight features grilled lobster tail, jumbo shrimp and jumbo scallops skewered with fresh lemon grass and served with grilled vegetables and sake-soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cafe NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com
Flatbread pizza is topped with baby arugula pesto, Roma tomatos and fresh mozzarella. Vietnamese shrimp salad is made with spring greens, carrots, cucumbers, tomatos, mint, crispy rice paper and lemon grass vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Cafe Pontalba
546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180
The crawfish combination includes crawfish pie, crawfish Caesar salad and crawfish etouffee. The Cajun combination features red beans and rice with smoked sausage, jambalaya and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com
The portobello mushroom sandwich is dressed with provolone cheese, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette on ciabatta bread. Rose Benedict features two sunny-side-up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado, balsamic vinaigrette and rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Cafe Royale
3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com
Feta Fiesta salad features grilled chicken, spinach, feta, avocado, sun-dried cranberries and glazed walnuts in raspberry vinaigrette. The spinach and artichoke panino is made with grilled chicken, spinach, artichoke, provolone and Roma tomatos. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.. Credit cards. $

Cafe Soule
720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com
The Soule Trio appetizer includes crab ravigote on a Creole tomato, a jumbo lump crab cake atop mixed greens and Gulf shrimp drizzled with Soule sauce atop a fried green tomato. Sweet and savory crepes also are available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com
Chicken salad is made with celery, mayonnaise and walnuts and served on mixed greens with tomato wedges and sprouts and a choice of dressing. The breakfast BLT features scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on toasted seven grain bread. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Caffe Latte Da
5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com
The herbed focaccia club sandwich is served with grilled chicken, ham, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato, and comes with house-made sweet potato chips. Avocado salad is spring mix with avocado, red onions, sprouts, blue cheese, walnuts and orange slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Chateau Cafe
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com
The Southwestern chicken salad is made with corn, salsa, black beans, cheddar Jack cheese, cucumbers, tomatos, tortilla strips, romaine and ranch dressing. The French dip is a hot sandwich of thin-sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese and grilled onions on French bread served au jus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chicken Sue's
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com
The West Harrison sandwich is layered with hot ham, turkey and roast beef with a choice of melted cheese. Country-fried steak plates and po-boys also are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Coffee Rani
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
The veggie tortilla features roasted vegetables, avocado and alfalfa sprouts served with salsa. Sashimi tuna plates are available with 4 or 8 ounces of thinly sliced tuna served with greens and peanut dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Common Grounds
335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200; www.commongroundsgretna.com
Crab cake Benedict features poached eggs over a crab cake and an English muffin with hollandaise. Asian Cajun wings are marinated, Cajun-spiced and deep-fried chicken wings served with sweet Thai chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, salad, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, hushpuppies, fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp, two baby soft-shell crabs and popcorn shrimp. A whole catfish fillet is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and topped with shrimp. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cowbell
8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
Barbecued Harris Ranch all-natural rib-eye comes with macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus and onion rings. The Uncle Warren burger is a free-range Cowbell burger topped with hot pastrami, Jarlsberg cheese, creamy slaw and hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

Crescent Pie and Sausage Company
4400 Banks St., (504) 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com
The mixed grill features three sausages and is served with Dijon Creole mustard, marmalade and house-made pickles. The brisket sandwich includes house-smoked meat, roasted red peppers and onions with house-made Parmesan and truffle potato chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Croissant D'or
617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com
Chicken or cream of spinach pochettes are flaky pastries filled with bechamel and chicken, spinach or other fillings. Almond croissants are filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

District Donuts. Sliders.Brew
2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945; www.donutsandsliders.com
Baked goods include biscuits, kolaches and large donuts in sweet and savory flavors such as banana pudding, maple-Sriracha, five spice and passion fruit with chocolate mousse and cocoa nibs. The fried oyster slider is topped with tarragon aioli and cracklings. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com
Crawfish Maureenica is served over pasta with garlic cream sauce. Seafood Delaronde combines grilled shrimp, oysters and crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

The English Tea Room
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com
Coronation chicken salad blends chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing and can be ordered on a salad or in a sandwich. Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two mini-cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Ernst Cafe
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net
Shrimp Creole is served over white rice. The Ernster po-boy combines roast beef debris and fried oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Espresso Express
One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, (504) 524-5115
Roasted chicken tops a salad of romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, feta, walnuts, tomatos and pepper jelly vinaigrette. The breakfast burrito is made with eggs, salsa, sausage, bacon and cheddar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

Fat Hen Grocery
7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-6136; www.fathengrocerynola.com
The smoked salmon Cobb salad includes romaine lettuce, avocado, bacon, tomatos, blue cheese and choice of dressing. Crawfish Ava features crawfish tossed with cream sauce and rotini pasta, served with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

French Press Coffeehouse
3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com
The Chicken Press sandwich features grilled chicken and pesto wrapped with red peppers, tomatos, lettuce and Swiss cheese in a wheat tortilla. The Southern pecan latte is the house signature drink. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria
7625 Maple St., (504) 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us
The chicken portobello roll is filled with grilled chicken breast, portobello mushrooms, tomatos, mozzarella, spinach and feta sauteed in house-made creamy roasted red pepper sauce. Rolls are wrapped in lavash bread and served with rosemary potatoes on the side. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Gracious Bakery + Cafe
1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; www.graciousbakery.com
The Pretzelatta is made with coppa, smoked ham, provolone and house-made olive salad and served warm on a pretzel baguette. The chocolate brownie brioche is sweet dough encasing a brownie with chocolate-almond crust. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Hey! Cafe
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz
House-made items include hummus, vegan blueberry muffins and juice blends. The baked tofu and herb sandwich is served with vegan mayo on whole wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033
The hickory salad includes blackened shrimp over mixed greens with cherry tomatos, toasted pecans, blue cheese and pepper jelly vinaigrette. The herbed focaccia burger is an 8-ounce patty topped with roasted red peppers, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatos and basil mayo. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com
The Hobnobber po-boy features hot roast beef, ham and Swiss cheese. Monday's red beans special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Jimmy J's Cafe
115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com
The cafe serves breakfast all day. Cochon eggs Benedict features slow-braised pork, poached eggs, jalapeno hollandaise and a biscuit. The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Chicken sandwich features lightly battered chicken breast, Neuske's ham and bacon, Swiss cheese, and tasso bechamel on a brioche bun. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted. Credit cards. $

The Juju Bag Cafe
5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969
The catfish plate includes grilled or fried catfish, sweet potato souffle, macaroni and cheese, peas and potato salad. The Mixed Bag combines shrimp, chicken, fish and sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner and late-night Thu.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

La Madeleine
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; 3434 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com
These cafes offer baked goods and classic French cafe fare. The traditional croque monsieur is a hot sandwich combining ham, cheese and garlic cream sauce. Caesar salad comes with garlic croutons and can be topped with balsamic chicken. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe
5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com
The fleur de lis panino includes oven-roasted turkey, smoked Gouda, asparagus and apple butter spread on a grilled ciabatta baguette or multigrain or wheat bread. The chicken avocado wrap features an herb-garlic, spinach, tomato-basil or wheat tortilla filled with grilled chicken breast, avocado, tomatos, romaine lettuce and mango vinaigrette, topped with fruit relish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Laurel Street Bakery
2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com
The All-American breakfast sandwich features scrambled eggs, American cheese, bacon and tomatos on a house-made bagel or croissant. The Brooklyn breakfast sandwich features cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomatos, red onions and capers on a house-made bagel. The bakery also offers a selection of croissants, muffins, brownies, cookies, scones and gourmet coffees. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon. through Fri. Credit cards. $

Liberty's Kitchen
422 1/2 S. Broad St., (504) 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org
The MVB, Most Valuable Burger, is a ground chuck and pulled pork patty topped with cheese and liberty sauce and served with sweet potato fries. Cowboy caviar, a vegan dish, is a black-eyed pea salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Maple Street Cafe
7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com
Oysters amandine are fried oysters topped with almonds and white wine butter sauce. Duck Jameel is a boneless pepper-crusted duck breast served with blueberry Cognac sauce and comes with vegetables and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Maple Street Patisserie
7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; www.maplestreetpatisserie.com
This bakery makes breads, pastries, croissants and custom cakes. Apple strudel puff pastry is made with walnuts, raisins and fresh apple. The selection of European breads includes traditional Jewish rye. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Crawfish beignets are deep fried fritters filled with crawfish and served with Cajun dipping sauce. The Taste of New Orleans includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Meals From The Heart Cafe
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
Crab cake Passion is lump crabmeat served with mixed greens, ripe tomatos and house-made garlic-lemon remoulade. Gluten-free, low-sodium gumbo combines okra, shrimp, turkey sausage and chicken in organic broth with tomatos, red onions, bell peppers, garlic and celery. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361
The Yam I Am vegetarian sandwich features pesto, roasted sweet potato, feta, sun-dried tomatos, kalamata olives, red onion and spring mix tossed in balsamic vinaigrette on ciabatta. The Mediterranean lamb salad combines romaine lettuce, roasted red peppers, roasted eggplant, kalamata olives, feta, red onion, Roma tomatos and warm lamb drizzled with mint vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Mojo Coffee House
1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244; 4700 Freret St., (504) 875-2243; www.facebook.com/mojo.on.magazine
Mojo serves pour-over or hand-dripped coffee, and king cake latte is available during Carnival season. The Magazine sandwich features ham, apples, brie and Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com
Shrimp remoulade salad features half an avocado filled with shrimp remoulade. The house specialty is the muffuletta made with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad, Swiss and provolone cheeses and is served warm. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery
2440 Chartres St., (504) 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com
The bakery prepares its own breads, cakes, cupcakes and pastries. The Reuben is made with thick-sliced corned beef and house-made sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Cupcakes come in an array of flavors such as chocolate, red velvet and wedding cake. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Oak Street Cafe
8140 Oak St., (504) 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com
The croissant breakfast sandwich fills a flaky croissant with two scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese, smoked bacon and orange marmalade pepper jelly. Smoked salmon Benedict features smoked Nova salmon, poached eggs, an English muffin, hollandaise and capers, served with grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The Orange Couch
2339 Royal St., (504) 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com
The mocha masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spices. Affogato is a scoop of ice cream with a single shot of espresso poured on top. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Petite Amelie
900 Royal St., (504) 412-8065; www.cafeamelie.com
This cafe serves cookies, doberge king cakes, coconut cream pies, Meyer lemon bars, eclairs, tea cakes and more. The menu includes sandwiches, salads and items such as lemon basil chicken, mango pork tenderloin and grilled catfish. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Puccino's Coffeehouse
3544 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 309-4322; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-3151; www.lovepuccinos.com
The iced Puccino mocha is an iced latte mixed with Ghirardelli or white chocolate. The smoked salmon BLT includes smoked salmon, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatos and tangy remoulade. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Refuel Cafe
8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com
Nutella French toast is topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar. The breakfast burrito is stuffed with potatoes, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and andouille and served with grits. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810; www.riccobonos.com
Crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and brabant potatoes. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with creamed spinach and artichoke, tomato and onion, topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses and served with potatoes or grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The Ridge Bistro
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-4195; www.ridgebistro.com
Creole white beans and shrimp are served with smoked sausage in cream sauce. The Peppery Pig sandwich features layers of smoked ham, provolone cheese, baby spinach, tomato and Tabasco pepper jelly on a toasted croissant. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Rivista
4226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5558
The BEAAT sandwich features bacon, egg, arugula, avocado and tomato on house-made brioche. House-made baked goods include cookies, sweet and savory croissants, puff pastry turnovers filled with berries or apple and tarts with tomato and pesto, artichoke and goat cheese or truffle mushrooms and Bucheron. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

The Ruby Slipper Cafe
139 S. Cortez St., (504) 525-9355; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net
Corned beef hash Benedict is served on an open-faced biscuit with house-made corned beef, potatoes, two poached eggs, hollandaise and horseradish cream. Bananas Foster pain perdu is French toast topped with classic bananas Foster and raisins and served with applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

St. James Cheese Company
5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
Winter citrus salad combines locally grown oranges, toasted hazelnuts, shaved fennel and blue crostini on a bed of spinach and is served with house vinaigrette. The Funky Mushroom contains Epoisses cheese, roast beef, garlic, mushroom and caramelized onions on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
Kale salad features raw lacinato kale, spinach, hard-boiled egg, cherry tomatos, bacon, avocado, basil and Parmesan croutons and creamy Parmesan-garlic dressing. The roast beef sandwich is dressed with Swiss cheese, spinach, aioli and adobo sauce on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

The Scotts' Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; www.thescottscoffeebar.com
Marianne's cobb salad features mixed greens, avocado, tomato, red onion, bacon, Gorgonzola, pecans, a scoop of chicken salad and a dressing such as honey-lime vinaigrette. The oven-roasted turkey and brie panino is dressed with melba sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.theshimmyshack.net
Oysters Bienville pan roast is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms and Parmesan. Cuban chorizo-stuffed pork loin comes with sweet corn, Swiss chard, roasted poblano peppers and Asiago cheese grits and a house-made chutney. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Somethin' Else Cafe
620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com
The Yard Bird sandwich is a grilled marinated chicken breast topped with pepper Jack cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard. The Vice po-boy features fried boudin dressed with lettuce, tomato and secret sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com
Caramelized apple French toast features Leidenheimer bread with caramelized apple filling, house-made apple syrup and powdered sugar. Surrey's serves fresh-squeezed satsuma juice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

Vianne's Tea House
544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com
Barbecue-glazed salmon salad is served with mixed organic greens, Campari tomatos, egg wedges and capers. Scones are made from scratch daily and flavors include pumpkin-spice and cranberry-walnut. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Village Inn
9201 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-4610
The buffet features changing daily items such as grilled chicken tenders, salad and shrimp Creole on Tuesdays. The seafood muffuletta contains catfish, shrimp and oysters. Char-grilled oysters are topped with Parmesan and Romano cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Vintage Garden Kitchen
925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., second floor, (504) 620-2495; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org
The Crunchy Thai includes bell peppers, carrots, jicama, cucumber, scallions, peanuts, crunchy noodles, greens and spicy peanut-lime vinaigrette. The signature kale slaw comes with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, shredded kale, cabbage, carrots and ginger-cider vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

W.I.N.O.
610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000; www.winoschool.com
This wine bar's menu of small plates includes grape leaves sprinkled with feta. Debbie Does Doberge baked goods, such as chocolate-covered red velvet cake balls, are available. No Reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360
Not Yo Mama's cornbread features jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy egg sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. The Marigny sandwich is an open-faced ciabatta covered with crab and shrimp salad in house remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Z'otz
8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224; www.facebook.com/zotzcafe
Z'otz serves Cajun meat pies and flaky croissants stuffed with spinach and feta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $



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