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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“When guests come into town, this is our #1 brunch spot and dinner spot. Its casual, great New Orleans flare, and has that funky New Orleans feel. Dr. Bob’s art works covers the wall, and gives people something to stare at when they aren’t drooling over the Praline Bacon. Yes, the Praline Bacon. Favorites: Praline Bacon, Boudin Balls, Banana Foster French Toast, Specials ”
  • 199 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Satsuma Cafe hones a hipster vibe in the Bywater neighborhood. The vegan curry scramble with roasted sweet potato, kale, and cauliflower flavor blends are spot on. Mexican tacos and fluffy blueberry pancakes are hometown and out of town favorites. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“New Orleans has developed an impressive vegan/vegetarian food scene over the years, but longtime stalwart Sneaky Pickle always ranks among the best. Aside from being a great vegan find, this place is downright delicious and affordable no matter what your diet. Try the mac & cheese.”
  • 100 locals recommend
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“Very close coffee shop, easy to walk to. Hip, funky and full of art inside and out. Great coffee.”
  • 49 locals recommend
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“Our favorite coffee in the city. Charming third wave joint specializing in all manner of coffee preparation methods using small-roast beans. Get a latte, get a pour over, get whatever you want. It's all good.”
  • 38 locals recommend
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“Flora Gallery and Coffee Shop is one of my favorite stops before car touring the Marigny/Bywater murals. The space hosts local works of art and is excellent people watching. It's across the street from Mimi's should your party have a split decision of drinks or no drinks.”
  • 29 locals recommend
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“Paloma Cafe is a coffee space in the Bywater neighborhood. Its features super yummy breakfast tacos and yucca fries in a quaint Bywater setting. The best part of being an adult is selecting the desert for breakfast, like Tres Leche French Toast. Meat lovers may add fried chicken. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Purchase art from local potters. Great, handmade, one of a kind souvenirs! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Healthy, earthy food meets New Orleans creativity! Fresh juices, plentiful herbs, and whimsical feel helps keep locals and tourists alike feeling great. www.satsumacafe.com”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fun local bar nearby on St Claude. Check their schedule to see what nights the offer live music - and the food is good and budget friendly.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Really cool, eclectic environment. Great vibes and music...Couches to lounge on in a spacious area. Cement, Steel & brick surrounds you. Delicious food- vegetarian friendly, good kombucha. Event venue as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Zagat rated comfort food. Known for their Sat. and Sun. brunches, but I feel the everyday lunch and dinner menus are excellent. Very casual but food is sublime. YUM!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Sweet spot that incorporates Beth's Books and on weekends they sell Upper 9 Doughnuts.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Gorgeous burritos. Certified Bywater denizens. Awesome shop cat (usually napping). Pretty groovy! Flora's is relatively inexpensive and packed with character. In addition to their coffee menu, they also have a full offering of Middle Eastern food. Bring your own coffee mug for a small discount. And if you're into backgammon, challenge the owner, Ali, to a game! He will probably win but it will be an unforgettable experience. They stay open late and are 100% unpretentious. Don't expect a sparkling clean shop. That ain't what Flora's is about. CASH ONLY”
  • 2 locals recommend