We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Ruby Slipper Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
As featured in Seeing New Orleans
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
+1 504-525-9355
07:00 - 14:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

2,233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,185: English reviews
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to this location around 900 AM and the place was bustling. I sat at the counter and the waitress there said everyone seemed to arrive at once. Good solid coffee, friendly service and excellent poached eggs contributed to the four star rating. The heavy "buttermilk" biscuit seems to be a new trend at several area breakfast spots. The... More 

Thank Traveler2121
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate here on our last day and wished we had found it sooner! We were lucky and didn't have to wait in line for a table. Excellent service. Our waiter (Derek I think) took the time to explain different items and how they were cooked. Lots of traditional comfort food.

Thank Tlong11860
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was crowded nearly every morning especially after 7am. When we arrived (6:45) we were seated promptly and our server was quick on our drinks and answered questions about the menu. I ordered the St Charles breakfast which was one homemade biscuit (split) with two small chicken breast on each have with two poached eggs on them. They are... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about the Ruby Slipper. We ended up having brunch there twice during our five day stay at The Pelham next door and, though daunted by the wait time at first, discovered that the food is delicious and completely addictive. The Eggs Benedicts are better than any I've had elsewhere. Of the Benedicts, the Eggs Cochon is... More 

Thank m_ellis_murphy
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gulf Fish St. Peters is to die for, it just melts your taste buds and goes down easy with the great coffee and Mimosas

Thank Charles H
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had brunch here this morning...was planning on breakfast but the wait was over an hour to get a seat at the bar! It was so, so delicious though. Totally worth the wait. For this particular location, I'd suggest putting your name on the list and then downloading the "No Wait" app on your smart phone---it will tell you exactly... More 

Thank LisaLou52
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate at the Ruby Slipper on Canal Street when we were in NOLA last year and loved it. This time we tried the Magazine Street location. Same great food and busy atmosphere. We love the 3-egg omelettes, but there are so many options to choose from. Expect a wait of an hour plus if you are there during prime... More 

Thank Lisa C
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the stuffed French toast and my husband had the 3 pig omelette. It was all very, very good, but the grits were out of this world good!! Our waitress was great and very attentive.

Thank JoyCHall
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Slight wait so we walked around Magazine Street for a bit...Cute little restaurant with a wonderful story behind it.(See photo) The food was very good, although they did leave out some veggies I requested in my omelette. Overall, the staff was wonderful and the food delicious. Recommend you give this spot a try.

Thank Vbkate725
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come to the ruby slippers every time we're in NOLA now because it's that good. We've been to the location in the CBD and the new one on Magazine. Both great food but we like the CBD space more. GO THERE!! GET THE CANDIED BACON!!!

Thank CousinElmer

Travellers who viewed The Ruby Slipper Cafe also viewed


Been to The Ruby Slipper Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 200 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9355
A neighborhood cafe specializing in Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch. Breakfast served all day, every day! Conveniently located in the Central Business District, one block from the Canal Streetcar line, and just steps to the French Quarter and Warehouse District.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Ruby Slipper Cafe and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago
5 months ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Ruby Slipper Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other 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 away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
Explore this neighbourhood