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Cafe Jefferson

5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
+1 337-359-8525
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after touring the grounds. My review there has lots of detail on the food. Shrimp roulade salad is amazing and different. Eggplant Michelle is rich, and tasty. Bottom line all food is made to order with super fresh ingredients. Service is very friendly...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a wonderful place to sit, eat & visit while having a wonderful view of lake. The food is great, can eat inside or outside under the old live oak trees. Of coarse, walking through gardens is nice also

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The food we ordered was very good. We all had different foods, and by the appearance of their foods, I could have easily ordered what they selected and will try these on a future visit. The service was good but not perfect.

Thank alvinds2017
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

After our group took the tour of the Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Joseph Jefferson Mansion we decided to stay on the property and have lunch at Cafe' Jefferson. There are enough dishes to choose from. They offer sandwiches, Gumbo and other entrées. The staff...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Delightful cafe on the Rip Van Winkle Gardens property. Choice of sandwiches or heavier fare if you like. Very tasty and not overly pricey. The views of Lake Peigneur were incredible. Nice little day trip lunch venue.

Thank TrainMan424242
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with some new friends that I had just met at the gardens. The service was fast and friendly. The restaurant overlooks a lake with lovely trees surrounding the area. The food was very well made with quality ingredients. They only have a lunch...More

1  Thank Polkadot72
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I eat here often. We love sitting under the big oak trees and listening to nature as we eat our lunch. The homemade bread rolls are to die for! Great food and beautiful, relaxing environment!!!

Thank rsrabt
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The service at the cafe was completely awful. We sat for 20 minutes at our table before we had to get the attention of the man who sat us, and he apologized and gave us menus. 15 minutes after getting the menus, I finally made...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

After a morning of birding the ponds of Rip's Rookery, we had a late lunch at Cafe Jefferson before heading back to Metairie. We were grateful for the casual atmosphere, as we didn't want to miss eating at this wonderful restaurant. The gumbo was the...More

Thank Montegut
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not crowded during lunch on this day; waitress helpful and attentive; starting with delicious mimosas, warm bread rolls and nice variety of lunch menu selections; enjoyed a chicken dish with gravy over rice, and shared po-boy sandwich, and dessert of key lime pie and coffee!...More

Thank dwr611
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Iberia
  • Phone Number: +1 337-359-8525
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