Visiting to New Orleans and trying to figure out what brunch spots to hit? While there are plenty of delicious options, we have taken the time to find the best breakfast and brunch places in New Orleans (and possibly in the world.) If you are a bloody mary or eggs benny lover, you are going to want to check out these hot spots that have truly elevated the most important meal of the day!
Red Dog Diner
The Red Dog Diner has a very cool atmosphere and even better food. If you go, make sure you ask to be seated in the back, since they have outdoor/indoor seating inside a redesigned garage. Open daily from 8am to 10pm, this is the brunch spot on Magazine you don’t want to miss. They have bloodys, mimosas, and eggs bennys galore. Two favorites you have to try: the Corned Beef Hash if you are in the mood for something salty and the Sweet Potato Pancakes if you are in the mood for something sweet. Both are to die for!
Molly’s Rise and Shine
The decor is kitschy with a 90’s feel and the menu is creative and delicious. With a huge variety, and arguably the best breakfast sandwiches ever, this place is the perfect spot to nurse a hangover. Although they do not sell their own alcohol, you can BYOB (which is arguably better in our opinion). A few other things to note: Molly’s is closed on Tuesday, and is on the pricier side.
This is an Heirloom family favorite! The food is incredible, and the atmosphere is cozy with a fun local vibe. If there is a wait, go upstairs – there is a bar where you can order one of their delicious bloody marys while you wait for your table! Pro tip: get the praline bacon or the fried green tomato benedict. You won’t regret it.
The Country Club
Beat the Louisiana heat and lounge at one of New Orleans’ best kept secrets. During the daytime, if the temperature is warm and you are feeling up for a dip, The Country Club has a beautiful swimming pool bar. They also offer a delicious brunch! The brunch is complete with a Bloody Mary bar, offering house-pickled vegetables, fresh vegetables, and an array of hot sauces (as well as bottomless mimosas). Don’t forget to call ahead to make a reservation. This place books up fast!
If you are in search of the best breakfast and brunch places in New Orleans, this is the ultimate destination for foodies. It gets packed though, so you should definitely try to make a reservation ahead of time. If you enjoy grits, critics absolutely love the shrimp and grits here. The ambiance is also quite special, with a poker room and other unique touches.
Has this article got you hungry for lunch? Check out our tips on where to find the best lunch in New Orleans.