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The Brunch Heatmap: Where To Eat Brunch Right Now

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Oh, brunch. That weekend meal unlike any other, which in its ideal form features great food, good company and plentiful drinks. These are things New Orleans excels at, so it's no wonder that we've got some great brunches. Here, then, we present the updated Eater NOLA Brunch Heat Map as the weekend approaches, featuring the hottest brunches in the city right now. There are tons of great spots for brunch in Nola, but these are places that have either opened or added brunch in the last year. For even more recommendations check out this map of Eater Reader's favorite brunch spots.

Think we missed something? Have a favorite brunch that opened in the past year and deserves to be here? Think one of these brunches just isn't so hot anymore and should be removed? E-mail or let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Broussard's

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819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3866
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This grand dame with elegant dining rooms and a great courtyard serves up a jazz brunch with classics from Chef Guy Reinbolt including Eggs Sardou and shrimp and grits. Add in bottomless mimosas and it's a DO. Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2. Maurepas Foods

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3200 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 267-0072
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Chef Michael Doyle expanded with brunch service a few months ago, and the Bywater neighborhood is all about it. Great cocktails and lots of unique items like chorizo flatbread, breakfast tacos, and more.

3. Tivoli and Lee

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Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. including a make-your-own bloody mary bar, and a menu featuring everything from burgers to omelettes. Try the 'Elvis' French toast made with cinnamon District donuts and piled high with banana, bacon, peanut butter, and Kimberly Patton Bragg's boozy Cereal Milk.

4. Tableau

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616 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 934-3463
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Gorgeous views of Jackson Square, courtyard dining, and a Jazz Brunch on Sundays. This is a great spot with indulgent fare like grits and grillades, carrot cake pain perdu, and more. Plus selections from the lunch/dinner menu.

5. The Ruby Slipper

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1005 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112
Jennifer and Eric Weishaupt's fourth location of the beloved diner is totally Art Deco, in what once was part of a McCrory's department store, and the perfect start to a Sunday stroll in the Quarter.

6. Wakin' Bakin'

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4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-0343
It's all about the delivery at this brunch hot spot. Or not. A line usually stretches out the door every weekend. Seating inside and out, and a menu of classic gluttonous breakfast foods from burritos to scrambles and more. Great bread is baked on site too.

7. Rivista

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Chefs Lisa and Chris Barbato turn out a variety of locally-sourced brunch plates, from incredible pancakes to one of the best BLTs in town. Add in great coffee and pastry selections, and this no-frills cafe is a great spot to get 'er done on Sunday morning.

8. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

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2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Early bird gets the, erm, donut here because District opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Known for killer donuts, including a French Toast donut and weekend breakfast sandwiches on biscuits.

9. Biscuits & Buns on Banks

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4337 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Biscuits, french toast, chicken and waffles, and more make this small haunt in Mid City a must-do weekend affair.

10. Pagoda Café

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1530 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 644-4178
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Breakfast tacos are the name of the game at this very laid-back Faubourg St. John addition with outside seating only. Turnovers are a must order, and come with a variety of fillings.

11. Live Oak Cafe

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A focus on breakfast hits with a farm-to-table flare and house-made ingredients galore in the former Oak Street Cafe, serving early at 7:30 a.m. even on weekends.

1. Broussard's

819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
This grand dame with elegant dining rooms and a great courtyard serves up a jazz brunch with classics from Chef Guy Reinbolt including Eggs Sardou and shrimp and grits. Add in bottomless mimosas and it's a DO. Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. Maurepas Foods

3200 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Chef Michael Doyle expanded with brunch service a few months ago, and the Bywater neighborhood is all about it. Great cocktails and lots of unique items like chorizo flatbread, breakfast tacos, and more.
3200 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. Tivoli and Lee

New Orleans, LA 70130
Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. including a make-your-own bloody mary bar, and a menu featuring everything from burgers to omelettes. Try the 'Elvis' French toast made with cinnamon District donuts and piled high with banana, bacon, peanut butter, and Kimberly Patton Bragg's boozy Cereal Milk.

4. Tableau

616 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Gorgeous views of Jackson Square, courtyard dining, and a Jazz Brunch on Sundays. This is a great spot with indulgent fare like grits and grillades, carrot cake pain perdu, and more. Plus selections from the lunch/dinner menu.
616 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. The Ruby Slipper

1005 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Jennifer and Eric Weishaupt's fourth location of the beloved diner is totally Art Deco, in what once was part of a McCrory's department store, and the perfect start to a Sunday stroll in the Quarter.
1005 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

6. Wakin' Bakin'

4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
It's all about the delivery at this brunch hot spot. Or not. A line usually stretches out the door every weekend. Seating inside and out, and a menu of classic gluttonous breakfast foods from burritos to scrambles and more. Great bread is baked on site too.
4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Rivista

New Orleans, LA
Chefs Lisa and Chris Barbato turn out a variety of locally-sourced brunch plates, from incredible pancakes to one of the best BLTs in town. Add in great coffee and pastry selections, and this no-frills cafe is a great spot to get 'er done on Sunday morning.

8. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

2209 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Early bird gets the, erm, donut here because District opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Known for killer donuts, including a French Toast donut and weekend breakfast sandwiches on biscuits.
2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Biscuits & Buns on Banks

4337 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Biscuits, french toast, chicken and waffles, and more make this small haunt in Mid City a must-do weekend affair.
4337 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Pagoda Café

1530 N Dorgenois St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Breakfast tacos are the name of the game at this very laid-back Faubourg St. John addition with outside seating only. Turnovers are a must order, and come with a variety of fillings.
1530 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119

11. Live Oak Cafe

New Orleans, LA
A focus on breakfast hits with a farm-to-table flare and house-made ingredients galore in the former Oak Street Cafe, serving early at 7:30 a.m. even on weekends.

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