Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in Louisiana, there are countless places to rise, shine, and dine on both sweet and savory options before heading to New Orleans breweries later in the evening. If you’re looking for where to eat breakfast in New Orleans, Leson Chevrolet has you covered! Check out a few of our favorite spots, and get ready to start your day with a satisfied smile.
Ma Momma’s House is home to the original chicken and waffles, so you are guaranteed a delicious helping of bonafide soul food. Their cornbread is legendary among locals, known as the restaurant’s “secret weapon”. With breakfast served all day, and additional mouth-watering entrees such as fried chicken to the bone, there’s something for everyone at Ma Momma’s.
You’ll find Ma Momma’s in the West Lake Forest neighborhood, at 5741 Crowder Blvd. The hours that you can enjoy this home-style cooking with plenty of parking are: Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm, but closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Toast New Orleans
Enjoy freshly baked breads, jams, custards, and curds at Toast New Orleans. This French Quarter neighborhood eatery features a full menu of unique breakfast delights, such as sweet and savory crepes, french toast, and aebelskivers: puffed pancakes filled with a variety of sweet jams and chocolate cremes.
Toast has locations in three neighborhoods in New Orleans, each with their own menu.
Uptown: 5433 Laurel St. They’re open Monday-Friday 6:30am-2pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm.
Fairgrounds: You’ll find this restaurant at 1845 Gentilly Blvd. and their hours are also Monday-Friday 6:30am-2pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm.
French Quarter: this location is their newest, at 1035 Decatur St. and is open daily from 8am-3pm.
Brennan’s New Orleans
Part of the New Orleans restaurant scene since 1946, Brennan’s New Orleans prides itself on being the French Quarter’s founding institution for morning meals. Their classically Creole menu includes favorites like eggs hussarde and soft scrambled truffle eggs. Nobody would want to miss their signature Bananas Foster! Don’t forget to check out the family of turtles that Brennan's restaurant has adopted. They live in the fountain pool in the courtyard, and the “Krewe of Turtles” parade is featured every spring!
If you’re in the French Quarter, find this local staple at 417 Royal Street, across from the courthouse. Brennan’s breakfast and lunch hours are Monday through Friday from 9am - 2pm, and they’re open on the weekends from 8am - 2pm. Every day, the dinner hours are from 6pm - 10pm.
Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe
Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe has been serving up delicious breakfasts in New Orleans since 1947, and follows a Creole-Soul cooking tradition. Try a jambalaya or crabmeat and cheese omelet, or eggs paired with grits, fried catfish, or t-bone steak. For something sweeter, choose from fresh strawberry or banana french toast.
If you’d like to eat at Lil’ Dizzy’s, go to 1500 Esplanade Ave, in the Tremé-Lafitte neighborhood, which is also known for its lively jazz scene. The hours run Monday through Saturday from 7am to 2pm, and Sunday brunch is served from 8am to 2pm.
Southern-inspired breakfasts are the name of the game at Willa Jean. Their ever-changing seasonal menu features a variety of smothered biscuits, loaded toasts, and plates of grits, grains, and hearty eggs. Smoked salmon, croque madame, and country fried pork biscuits await!
About halfway between the Central Business District and the Warehouse District, this newer feature of Louisiana cuisine is found at 611 O'Keefe Ave. You can get your local food fix from 7am to 9pm daily, with breakfast served from 7:00 am -10:30 am. Lunch is then on the menu until 5pm, and dinner after that until 9pm. Saturday and Sunday brunch hours are from 7am to 4pm, and dinner is served from 4pm - 9pm.