After being open for just about two months, Mister Gregory's, the very fast, very cheap, and very Parisian (there's a tricycle on the wall) café on N. Rampart has been reviewed by Gambit's newest food scribe, Scott Gold. Gold describes the café's Parisian influences as particularly unique in New Orleans, a city that, for all its French influences, doesn't quite have a place like Mister Gregory's, i.e. "a cafe in the purest, most truly Parisian sense, offering coffee and the kind of basic fare one might grab at a small neighborhood stall in Paris while on the way to work or during a quick lunch break."
And cheese lovers can rest easy?Mister Gregory's doesn't skimp on the dairy:
?Being a lifelong sucker for the glory of melted cheese, I was instantly drawn to the hot croque sandwiches, featuring "blow-torched Gruyere cheese atop grilled bread with cornichons." In this regard, Mister Gregory's does not disappoint. The Provencal was filled with thick, Irish-style rashers of smoked bacon, fresh thyme, tomatoes and Havarti, then topped with the promised gruyere and bruleed until caramelized and oozy. Equally satisfying was the Saltimbocca, loaded with roasted chicken breast, sage, bacon and goat cheese.
Although Gold points out that the cold menu items fail to live up to the expectations set by the hot sandwiches, everything on the menu is under $8, which makes Mister Gregory's a pretty convenient lunch spot for people working in or around the Quarter.
Inside Mister Gregory's. [Photo: Facebook]