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The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

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French Quarter
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714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
+1 504-875-4743
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Wed 08:00 - 14:30
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to tried authentic creole breakfast this is the place to go, the food is as original and taste as New Orleans, they cook the food is very flavorful and uniquely tasty, the staff is been there for a long time and is very pleasant, it is a place were lost of locals come over almost daily, a... More 

Thank Carlos M
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here and got the gumbo and jambalaya which were recommended and did not disappoint. The sampler appetizer was great as well. Service was fast but I knocked a star by I think it's a bit over priced for what you feet and there was some A.C. Unit squealing away the whole home we were... More 

Thank James C
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We almost didn't come here for breakfast because of some other reviews I read, but I'm so glad we came anyways! We got here around 9:30am on a Sunday morning and were seated right away. For our family of 5, we decided to order 4 of their breakfast dishes family style along with some sides, and found that this was... More 

Thank supersphinx01
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time devouring authentic local cuisine and thoroughly enjoyed the warm friendly service. One of the servers sang my friend happy birthday with a voice that could fill a stadium. Miss Willamina gave our large group of 10 excellent service and an ongoing comedy show. We even went back the next day just to visit Miss Willimina.... More 

Thank ChristinaCoipu
Bryn Mawr, PA
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385 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our carriage driver recommended The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant for its gumbo, and he was right. We enjoyed sitting in the sunny courtyard as it was a warm fall day. Our server was pleasant and service was relatively leisurely, but we weren't in a rush so that was fine. The crab and corn chowder was very good too. The drink... More 

Thank BrynMawrBK
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high hopes for the authentic cajun here. Dines, drive-ins and dives had our expectations well above what they achieved in our experience. The food was okay, but nothing special. One of our guests actually had still frozen sweet potatoes in his supposedly "to die for" sweet potatoe hash.

Thank Dennis F
Wendell, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Best Friend and I had come to this place during the NCAA Basketball Final Four. It was so awesome that we visited it twice that weekend the service was truly down home and friendly. The food was very authentic and the hurricane was amazing. Not November 9, 2016, my Birthday 😡. We were greeted (if you want to call... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here to try try their Gumbo and also Jambalaya. Enjoyed both, but preference for the gumbo. There are fancier eating places in NOLA, but it's an historic eating place that deserves your support and is a good lunch option.

Thank TMOH8
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gumbo and Jumbalaya were great and about as authentic as you can get in New Orleans. Both indoor and outdoor seating in a historic home in the French Quarter. Only thing that would have made this better is to have some local beer on tap. Only had bottled beer with limited selection.

Thank Bob S
Middletown, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here twice for breakfast. Great food, I especially recommend the callas cakes - they're fried rice cakes that sound weird but are so good we came back for them a second time. Service was good and fast right up until we asked for a check. We asked and asked and waited at least half an hour before we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-875-4743
The Old Coffee Pot, located on St. Peter Street located next to Pat O Brian's and right off Bourbon Street is a great location for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant founded and established in 1894, is well known for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans, with famous dishes such as the Crab cake Jonathan and traditional dishes such as the callas cakes. We also serve great lunch, with a special that includes a half of po-boy, a cup of gumbo and a side of fries that has become a crowd favorite and is one of the best samplers in the neighborhood. Our evening menu features the "Triple D', a dish that was featured on Food Network's "Dinners, Drive-In's, and Dives". Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. We also offer a variety of beverages and cocktails, traditional mixed drinks and wines to compliment any dish. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. The Old Coffee Pot also offers additional services such as private parties and catered banquets in the river room or courtyard, reservations, and extensive one on one cooking classes hosted by Taste bud Tours.

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