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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Melba's Old School Po Boys

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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.

Betsy's Pancake House

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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.

Wakin' Bakin'

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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.

Majoria's Commerce Restaurant

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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.

The Trolley Stop Cafe

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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.

Please-U Restaurant

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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.

Freret Street Poboys & Donuts

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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.

The Camellia Grill

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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.

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.

The Buttermilk Drop

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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.

Slim Goodies Diner

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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.

Dis & DEM

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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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Melba's Old School Po Boys

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.

Betsy's Pancake House

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.

Wakin' Bakin'

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.

Majoria's Commerce Restaurant

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.

The Trolley Stop Cafe

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.

Please-U Restaurant

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.

Freret Street Poboys & Donuts

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.

The Camellia Grill

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.

Tic-toc Cafe

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.

The Buttermilk Drop

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.

Slim Goodies Diner

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.

Dis & DEM

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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