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Cafe Jefferson

5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
+1 337-359-8525
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We all had something different and the food was excellent. They also have the best rolls. Get the corner table by the window, with the best views of the lake.

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were told that Cafe Jefferson was good ... It was great! I had the bisque & my husband had the Crabmeat Au Gratin. The bisque was some of the best I have ever eaten. It had crawfish, crab & shrimp and they did not...More

Thank SusanCBM
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We each ordered one of the specialities, well prepared, friendly staff. Very moderately priced. Can be crowded during noon to 1:30 if a large group visits.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was our second time to eat at Cafe' Jefferson. We ate lunch here on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Our previous visit was in September 2016. The setting is beautiful, especially if you can sit outside. The wait staff is absolutely the BEST! The menu...More

Thank CruiseSki
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We looked for places along our route from Orlando to Houston and decided to have lunch at Jefferson Cafe. What a great choice it was . The setting is beautiful with tables under a canopy of huge oak trees right by the lake. The food...More

Thank Ricardo C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

After touring the gardens, we lunched at Cafe Jefferson. The food was outstanding and the view of the lake was wonderful. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We had excellent service.

Thank DonnaMTheriot
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We enjoyed a delicious lunch of local fare and bread pudding for dessert after exploring Rip Van Winkle Gardens. The view from the cafe is fabulous and the peacocks a lot of fun to watch while you eat. Our waitress was sweet and quick with...More

Thank Kathleen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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