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The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

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French Quarter
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714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
+1 504-524-3500
08:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Mon 08:00 - 22:00
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Nederland, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled into this courtyard experience while looking for another place (that no longer existed). Very nice courtyard, through an old carriage entrance off St. Peter Street, with nicely done murals. Classic New Orleans historical courtyard, and very pleasant in nice weather. Food was good, service was good (though the waitress was not overly friendly, she was efficient and courteous).... More 

Thank RockyMtnMark
Gulfport, MS
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to eat here, since it was established in 1894. I heard the food was good, but I was disappointed. The service was not very good either. I had the Eggs Sardou, and my husband had the Steak and Eggs. The food was poorly seasoned, which is usually not the case in NOLA. Neither of us enjoyed our meals.... More 

Thank DebraSanford
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop here for breakfast when in the quarter. Lost bread is great and the omelette are outstanding.

Thank Sam V
Tallahassee, Florida
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this spot and my wife often tells the story that she never liked grits until she had them here. She says she finally decided that makes grits really good . . . butter!

Thank munderwood99
Vancouver Island, Canada
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a small, hole in the wall type of restaurant, but they serve good food, and lots of it. We found it by accident, and glad we did. They have an indoor, as well as outdoor area to sit. The Omelet was huge, and came with home fries. They charged an extra $1.00 for the Grits. I had... More 

Thank Berthab41
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found as looking for Pat O'Briens. Went for breakfast- the Crab Cakes Jonathan were amazing. Then went for dinner as good options for my girlfriend who is vegetarian but eats some fish. I had Jambalaya Pasta which was great & girlfriend loved the Red Snapper. Will be going again before flying home to UK.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little place makes you feel like ya mamas gotta be around somewhere. We are in New Orleans several times a year and always stop in at least once, sometimes more.The food is great and is reasonable. The atmosphere is like someones kitchen and just makes you feel comfy from the moment you walk in. Very friendly staff. Our favorite... More 

Thank e4janee
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before. This is a classic, non-chain, personable and unique restaurant. We have always been for breakfast, so cannot comment on other menus, but the lost bread, rice balls and other breakfast s are hearty and served with attention to customer comfort. Love this place!

Thank BozoTours
Beaumont, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the coffee pot every time we go to New Orleans - total 4 times now. Service goes downhill each time. We tried to let them know from the beginning that our tickets were split three ways for four people and she said that they do not do that on the weekends. Meanwhile behind the bar one of the... More 

Thank thesimons77
Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast. Celebrated a birthday. Waitress sang happy birthday to birthday girl Fresh toast was great. Omelette especially good. Even po boys were good

Thank Vg3616

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-3500
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.

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