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Where To Eat Brunch in New Orleans, Reader Decided

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Last week Eater NOLA asked readers for their recommendations on the best restaurants for brunch in New Orleans. Here now, we map the results, which vary from fine dining options to casual cafes, with both newcomers and established restaurants making the cut. Here are Eater Readers' Favorite Brunches in New Orleans, mapped.

Still don't see your favorite? Leave a comment or send a tip. Have a great weekend, keep warm, and enjoy some brunch, y'all.

More of Reader's Favorite Brunches
· Feeling's Cafe
· Crescent Pie & Sausage (now closed)
· Elizabeth's
· Eat
· Surrey's
· Country Club
· Basin Seafood & Spirits

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Apolline

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4729 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
There are "Bottomless Mimosas & Shrimp Bloodys" at this Uptown brunch. And "the Shrimp & Grits are out of control good," not to mention Chef Matt Farmer's "amazing" confit chicken and French Toast, and Eggs Apolline.

2. Patois

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6078 Laurel St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 895-9441
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Chef Aaron Burgau's fried rabbit with biscuits, poached eggs and gravy is the stuff of legend, and readers agree that classy Uptown favorite, Patois, "always satisfies for brunch."

3. Café Amelie

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912 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 412-8965
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Eater readers highly approve because "the food is amazing and throw in a fabulous cocktail or bloody mary while sitting in the most beautiful courtyard in the French Quarter if not the city and you have ONE HOT SPOT FOR BRUNCH. Not to mention they just opened an annex right next door that you can grab a cocktail or coffee while waiting for the gates to open to the main cafe."

4. Rivista

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4226 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
It's easy to pass this small bakery/cafe from chefs Lisa and Chris Barbato on Magazine, but boy do they rock brunch. Inexpensive specials range from insanely good pancakes served with seasonal accoutrement to sexy BLTs and shrimp and grits. The portions aren't gut-busting either. No booze, but excellent coffee and housemade Italian sodas.

5. Pagoda Cafe

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1530 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 644-4178
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"Kale and Feta Turnovers & Breakfast Tacos are a must," writes in a reader. This small cafe with French Truck coffee, outdoor seating only, and a friendly staff also features a menu/specials that change weekly. Plus vegan, and gluten free options.

6. Atchafalaya

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901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9626
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This is a big brunch favorite in the Irish Channel, primarily because of the Bloody Mary bar and live music. They specialize in all things hangover-friendly yet upscale, from huevos rancheros to grits and grillades.

7. Katie's

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3701 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
"$15 bottomless mimosas, sangria, and bloody marys" make this Mid City restaurant a huge draw for brunch, not to mention the menu of gluttonous options that range from egg dishes and crawfish beignets to burgers and pizza.

8. Coquette

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2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 265-0421
"Coquette has a great brunch with a constantly changing menu. The cocktails are awesome too." And considering chef Michael Stoltzfus' Garden District restaurant continues to rack up awards and good reviews, the three-course brunch for $25 is a steal (2016 Update: three-course brunch is now $30).

9. Biscuits & Buns on Banks

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4337 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Biscuits are the name of the game at this new and casual Mid City brunch haunt. The critics have been raving about the biscuits with andouille and chorizo gravy, but the waffles don't disappoint either, especially the blueberry compote and brie variation for all the sweet-toothers out there.

10. Dante's Kitchen

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736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118
A Riverbend favorite, Dante's brunch features of a number of standbys done just a little bit better. Notes on reader: "Phenomenal grits. Best in city. Good egg dishes. Nice outdoor seating."

1. Apolline

4729 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
There are "Bottomless Mimosas & Shrimp Bloodys" at this Uptown brunch. And "the Shrimp & Grits are out of control good," not to mention Chef Matt Farmer's "amazing" confit chicken and French Toast, and Eggs Apolline.
4729 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Patois

6078 Laurel St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Chef Aaron Burgau's fried rabbit with biscuits, poached eggs and gravy is the stuff of legend, and readers agree that classy Uptown favorite, Patois, "always satisfies for brunch."
6078 Laurel St
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Café Amelie

912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Eater readers highly approve because "the food is amazing and throw in a fabulous cocktail or bloody mary while sitting in the most beautiful courtyard in the French Quarter if not the city and you have ONE HOT SPOT FOR BRUNCH. Not to mention they just opened an annex right next door that you can grab a cocktail or coffee while waiting for the gates to open to the main cafe."
912 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. Rivista

4226 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
It's easy to pass this small bakery/cafe from chefs Lisa and Chris Barbato on Magazine, but boy do they rock brunch. Inexpensive specials range from insanely good pancakes served with seasonal accoutrement to sexy BLTs and shrimp and grits. The portions aren't gut-busting either. No booze, but excellent coffee and housemade Italian sodas.
4226 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Pagoda Cafe

1530 N Dorgenois St, New Orleans, LA 70119
"Kale and Feta Turnovers & Breakfast Tacos are a must," writes in a reader. This small cafe with French Truck coffee, outdoor seating only, and a friendly staff also features a menu/specials that change weekly. Plus vegan, and gluten free options.
1530 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
This is a big brunch favorite in the Irish Channel, primarily because of the Bloody Mary bar and live music. They specialize in all things hangover-friendly yet upscale, from huevos rancheros to grits and grillades.
901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Katie's

3701 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
"$15 bottomless mimosas, sangria, and bloody marys" make this Mid City restaurant a huge draw for brunch, not to mention the menu of gluttonous options that range from egg dishes and crawfish beignets to burgers and pizza.
3701 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

8. Coquette

2800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
"Coquette has a great brunch with a constantly changing menu. The cocktails are awesome too." And considering chef Michael Stoltzfus' Garden District restaurant continues to rack up awards and good reviews, the three-course brunch for $25 is a steal (2016 Update: three-course brunch is now $30).
2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Biscuits & Buns on Banks

4337 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Biscuits are the name of the game at this new and casual Mid City brunch haunt. The critics have been raving about the biscuits with andouille and chorizo gravy, but the waffles don't disappoint either, especially the blueberry compote and brie variation for all the sweet-toothers out there.
4337 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Dante's Kitchen

736 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
A Riverbend favorite, Dante's brunch features of a number of standbys done just a little bit better. Notes on reader: "Phenomenal grits. Best in city. Good egg dishes. Nice outdoor seating."
736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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