Just when you thought you'd tried all the hot new breakfast spots in town, Ian McNulty is back with a handful of more early bird favorites, which only goes to show that breakfast is currently New Orleans' biggest dining trend, aside from the Vietnamese new wave. Here are five new and upcoming breakfast spots to add to the books.
Where: 1005 Canal Street
The Sitch: Jennifer and Eric Weishaupt's fourth location of the beloved diner is located in an "Art Deco-styled Canal Street address that had once been part of a McCrory's department store," and looks to serve a Quarter/CBD crowd.
Hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2.) Another Broken Egg Cafe
Where: 2917 Magazine St.
The Sitch: The Mandeville-based breakfast franchise has just opened a new spot in the former Cafe Rani/La Fin Du Monde space, serving an "extensive, sometimes offbeat menu at breakfast and lunch as well as early dinner." Another location is opening at 607 Harrison on February 10.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
3.) Live Oak Cafe
Where: 8140 Oak St
The Sitch: "New owners (and former employees) of the Oak Street Café revamped and reopened that Uptown restaurant as the Live Oak Café, with a similar focus on breakfast and more farm-to-table and hand-made ingredients on the menu."
Hours: Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4.) Laurel Street Bakery
Where: 2701 S. Broad St.
The Sitch: Owner/baker Hillary Guttman moved her beloved Uptown bakery to Washington and Broad in October of 2013, serving as a strong boost to the Broadmoor revitalization. Breakfast offerings range from bagel sandwiches to French toast and assorted pastries.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
5.) Toast, from Tartine
Where: 5433 Laurel St
The Sitch: This much-anticipated breakfast joint from Tartine owner Cara Benson will take over the former Laurel Street Bakery locations. Benson tells McNulty that Toast will be "more breakfasty" than Tartine. Think "omelets, crepes, Dutch pancakes (stuffed with lemon curd or jam) and grilled hanger steak with eggs" along with baked goods.
Opening: Mid February