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Cafe at the Square

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
+1 504-304-7831
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“cobb salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking the streets and realized we hadn't had lunch, so we started looking around. The Cafe at the Square looked clean and attractive, so we gave it a try. What a pleasant surprise! Everyone ordered something different (there were six of us), but...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted this cheery little spot the day before and circled back to it for a very delicious - if a little decadent - breakfast. Definite nice New Orleans spin on some classics. Excellent very friendly service. Good atmosphere. Nice art lots of light. Very...More

Thank blackska
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My sister and I had the pleasure of eating breakfast here before one of the Saints games. We were fortunate enough to be seated by a window that overlooked Lafayette Square. It was a beautiful day outside and watching the activity of the people and...More

Thank Carolynwb
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the breakfast on two separate days while staying at The Blake Hotel. The service was great both times and the food was great.

Thank Gabriel P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The restaurant states that it specializes in comfort food—and it does not disappoint. My husband and I started with fried green tomatoes and a crab cake. The batter on the tomatoes was light and the remoulade sauce delicious. Everything was served piping hot and was...More

Thank LeeAnn H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Sometimes there is a gem that is overlooked because of all the other gems. This place is magnificent. They take pride in their service and their food. I had dinner there two nights and breakfast on the morning I was leaving. Sigh,delicious.Excellent onion soup and...More

Thank morena5561
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

As our hotel did not offer a cooked breakfast we were looking for a place to get one. We tried the Cafe at the Square and were very impressed. It was a bit pricier than what we would normally expect but the quality was excellent,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

So after a three hour tour we were hungry and found this little jewel of a place. I had the grilled red fish topped with grilled shrimp. Our server recommended this. She was awesome. Great place.

Thank Salvador A
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Me and four friends visited Cafe at the Square tonight as it was situated at the bottom of our hotel. We were served by John, who did an exceptional job juggling all the restaurant patrons - he was the only waiter working at the time....More

Thank Brianna M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My cousin and I enjoyed our breakfast/brunch here that we came back the next day. The food was great and relatively inexpensive. Our hotel was within walking distance which made it even better! Service was excellent. If you are in the Arts District area, I...More

Thank 1californiagirl
Central Business District
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parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
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touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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Mary K
12 April 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Right down the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-304-7831
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