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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

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139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6118
+1 504-525-9355
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Carbondale, Colorado
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Go for a late breakfast....wait in line (hopefully not raining because the line is outside)...eat hearty and that's all you'll need for the rest of the day...at least until dinner ! Small and very popular....we tried to return on Monday AM but they are closed on Mondays.

1 Thank jim1946no
Saint-Raymond, Quebec, Canada
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Very good service. Nice ambiance with music all around... Large variety of breakfast menu. Food is excellent too. When in New Orleans, this restaurant is a must.

Thank MMarcotte
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

We arrived and were immediately seated since there were only two of us. The coffee was excellent and our cups were never below half full. The mimosas and bloody Mary's were great. This place is simply well run. We're both had the bananas foster French toast pain Perdu which was simply amazing. Don't miss this place.

Thank TorontoMichael
New Orleans
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

My husband and I go to Ruby Slipper probably at least once a month. We love big weekend breakfasts and this is one of our favorite spots. The service is always great and we've tried nearly everything on the menu. There are daily specials, which are almost always good. If the cochon is one of the specials that day --... More 

Thank Meghan W
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

We dined on Sat 4/20. There was a long line, but seemed to go fast. Our server was great, very friendly and attentive. We ordered drinks from the bar (Bloody Mary, Peach Bellinis) - they were very good. The food comes out pretty fast. In our party of 4, two had breakfast - both eggs benedict, and 2 had lunch... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

I get breakfast here fairly often as it's close to work. The migas and the eggs cochon are good. The usual breakfast stuff is available. The omelettes are a bit leaden - not a fan. At lunch it's a soup/sandwich/salad type of place with various specials. Coffee could be improved. Not the best breakfast in NOLA, but probably one of... More 

2 Thank highway61nola
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Mid-City Ruby Slipper is the best. One morning I had breakfast at the Ruby Slipper in the CBD, and at the original mid-city location the next. It was no contest. Breakfast at mid-city was beautifully cooked, wonderfully flavored, and served hot. We were there on a week day this trip, but on a previous trip we had had one of... More 

Thank reprof
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

We went for breakfast, and it was awesome! Great local atmosphere, un-stuffy, and amazing breakfast food. Cheerful and attentive staff, and the food was really well prepared and served. Nice selection on the menu. Gigantic mimosas!! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Rob E
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Did a search for a reasonable price lunch on travel advisor. We picked this place and hit it right. My wife likes to eat light and ordered the shrimp and grits and I ordered their club with a side salad. Plenty of food and reasonably priced. Highly recommend this place for lunch.

Thank donmc56
Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Easter Sunday brunch was marvelous! The atmosphere, food and service was great. We enjoyed the restaurant so much, we went there 4 times. Visited both the Mid-city and Magazine St. location. Highly recommend you give it a try!

Thank rcat02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Cafe, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 S Cortez St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighbourhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9355
A quaint neighborhood cafe serving New Orleans favorite breakfast & brunch all day, everyday!

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