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The Best Cheap Breakfasts in New Orleans

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You want breakfast, but you don't want to shell out double-digits to get the job done. We got you. Here now, is where to find a cheap and tasty breakfast in New Orleans, from Uptown to the Lakefront. All of these spots have options for a full meal between $3-$9.

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1. Melba's Old School Po Boys

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1525 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 267-7765
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At this Seventh Ward fave, a small plate of eggs, grits and bacon/sausage will set you back only $2.99. A bigger portion costs just $5, and there's also the Big Azz pancake for $3.99.

2. Betsy's Pancake House

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2542 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-0214
This breakfast icon has an extensive menu and daily specials on the cheap. Try the short stack for $4.25 or a traditional 2 egg breakfast with grits and toast at $3.50.

3. Wakin' Bakin'

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4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-0343
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This Mid City spot is home to The Big John, a $5 sausage and cheese biscuit that comes with a cup of coffee (you can also add an egg for a $1). The weekends here get crazy busy, but they're open daily and also deliver.

4. Majoria's Commerce Restaurant

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300 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 561-9239
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Most folks come for the half or whole CBB, Commerce Breakfast Biscuit, which will only set you back $4.50 or $5.50. It consists of an open-faced biscuit covered in a meaty Cajun-seasoned cheese sauce and topped with eggs.

5. The Trolley Stop Cafe

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1923 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-0090
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At this 24-hour greasy spoon, the early bird special is only $2.99 (6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.) with eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast. But pretty much the entire breakfast menu is under $8 or $9 anyways.

6. Please-U Restaurant

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1751 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-9131
Two eggs with hashbrowns or grits and a housemade biscuit is under $5, and breakfast is available all day at this divey but reliable St. Charles Avenue diner.

7. Freret Street Poboys & Donuts

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4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 872-9676
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A budget breakfast plate—grits, eggs, bacon/sausage, toast/biscuit—will set you back $5. Though the real bargain here is the sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for only $3.50.

8. The Camellia Grill

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626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 309-2679
So you want a huge meaty omelet for breakfast, but your dining companion wants a burger? Head to this Uptown haunt, where a full breakfast shouldn't set you back more than $10.

9. Tic-toc Cafe

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This 24-hour diner offers up a range of cheap breakfasts under $8 or so, including biscuits and gravy for $3.25. Bring a sense of humor, and check the ever-changing sign out front.

10. The Buttermilk Drop

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6220 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
The beloved Seventh Ward bakery now has a location out on the Lakefront near UNO as well. Both locations offer inexpensive breakfast plates including scrambled eggs, grits, and sausage/bacon for $4.50.

11. Slim Goodies Diner

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3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3447
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The pancakes are an excellent way to eat cheap at Slim Goodies, with the sweet potato pancake or the Todd Joy (pancake with a hidden egg in the middle) both setting you back around $5.

12. Dis & DEM

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2540 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 909-0458
This burger spot actually does breakfast from Tuesday-Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. with a slew of breakfast po' boys under $8, and a Cajun biscuits and gravy at $5.

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1. Melba's Old School Po Boys

1525 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
At this Seventh Ward fave, a small plate of eggs, grits and bacon/sausage will set you back only $2.99. A bigger portion costs just $5, and there's also the Big Azz pancake for $3.99.
1525 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. Betsy's Pancake House

2542 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
This breakfast icon has an extensive menu and daily specials on the cheap. Try the short stack for $4.25 or a traditional 2 egg breakfast with grits and toast at $3.50.
2542 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Wakin' Bakin'

4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
This Mid City spot is home to The Big John, a $5 sausage and cheese biscuit that comes with a cup of coffee (you can also add an egg for a $1). The weekends here get crazy busy, but they're open daily and also deliver.
4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Majoria's Commerce Restaurant

300 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Most folks come for the half or whole CBB, Commerce Breakfast Biscuit, which will only set you back $4.50 or $5.50. It consists of an open-faced biscuit covered in a meaty Cajun-seasoned cheese sauce and topped with eggs.
300 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. The Trolley Stop Cafe

1923 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
At this 24-hour greasy spoon, the early bird special is only $2.99 (6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.) with eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast. But pretty much the entire breakfast menu is under $8 or $9 anyways.
1923 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Please-U Restaurant

1751 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Two eggs with hashbrowns or grits and a housemade biscuit is under $5, and breakfast is available all day at this divey but reliable St. Charles Avenue diner.
1751 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Freret Street Poboys & Donuts

4701 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
A budget breakfast plate—grits, eggs, bacon/sausage, toast/biscuit—will set you back $5. Though the real bargain here is the sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for only $3.50.
4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. The Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
So you want a huge meaty omelet for breakfast, but your dining companion wants a burger? Head to this Uptown haunt, where a full breakfast shouldn't set you back more than $10.
626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

9. Tic-toc Cafe

Metairie, LA
This 24-hour diner offers up a range of cheap breakfasts under $8 or so, including biscuits and gravy for $3.25. Bring a sense of humor, and check the ever-changing sign out front.

10. The Buttermilk Drop

6220 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
The beloved Seventh Ward bakery now has a location out on the Lakefront near UNO as well. Both locations offer inexpensive breakfast plates including scrambled eggs, grits, and sausage/bacon for $4.50.
6220 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

11. Slim Goodies Diner

3322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
The pancakes are an excellent way to eat cheap at Slim Goodies, with the sweet potato pancake or the Todd Joy (pancake with a hidden egg in the middle) both setting you back around $5.
3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Dis & DEM

2540 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
This burger spot actually does breakfast from Tuesday-Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. with a slew of breakfast po' boys under $8, and a Cajun biscuits and gravy at $5.
2540 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

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