The 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Louisiana!

There is nothing quite like starting the day off right with a scrumptious breakfast. Whether looking for something light to kick off the work week, a delicious breakfast with friends, or a hearty meal on the weekend Louisiana has a variety of breakfast options all around the state. Though they all have their own flavors, each has southern hospitality to pair with your meal. Here are 10 of the best breakfast places in Louisiana! 

1. Live Oak Café, New Orleans, LA

This popping breakfast spot sits on Oak Street in the Uptown area of New Orleans. It not only has great eats, but live acoustic performances from some of the best musicians in town. Open every day except Wednesday, Live Oak makes everything from scratch using the freshest of local produce. Grab a basic breakfast or fatten things up with a specialty like the bacon sweet potato benedict or the “Sweet Spring Scramble.” When “Live music, good food, good times” is the motto you know it is hard to go wrong!

2. Liz’s Where Y’at Diner, Mandeville, LA

Is anything better than breakfast all day? Liz’s Where Y’at Diner thinks not, since that is exactly what they offer their customers. Owned and operated by Liz Munson, a New Orleans native relocated to the north shore, this friendly environment is a relaxing place to enjoy a causal delicious breakfast. If you want variety for breakfast this is your place as they have waffles, scramblers, “Where Y’at Benny’s,” French toast in different flavors, and more. Some of the specialty dishes include shrimp n’ grits, Momma’s Grillades N’ Grits, breakfast tacos, and Liz’s “Goolosh” that includes a bowl of grits topped with open face grilled biscuit, roast beef debris with gravy as well as two eggs served any style. Having been serving the folks of charming old Mandeville for over five years now, this breakfast all day spot has proven to be a standard in this upcoming community. 

3. Ruby Slipper, New Orleans, LA

This family-operated business has expanded across the city and region. Bringing New Orleans flair to everyday southern breakfast items this restaurant boasts some heavy flavors! Specialties like the “Gulf Fish St. Peter” combines Gulf fish of the day over a cheesy grits cake topped with sautéed spinach & tomatoes, a skewer of grilled shrimp, and hollandaise sauce. Still, standards like pancakes, French toast, omelets, and more make this restaurant truly have something for everybody. In true New Orleans fashion, they even serve delicious cocktails like the Ruby Sunrise, Irish Cream Coffee, or Screwdriver. 

4. Louie’s Café, Baton Rouge, LA

Since 1941, Louie’s Café has sat right outside the North Gates of Louisiana State University’s campus serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items to everyone who comes through. The 24-hour diner is a university institution famous for their specialties and deliciously sloppy breakfast combos. The Seafood Louie Omelet is a favorite that comes with your pick of shrimp and/or crawfish, vegetables in spiced butter with Swiss cheese and topped with an herbed crème sauce. Get there early to try one of their delicious biscuits served till only 11 a.m. or show up late to try some of this classic diner’s lunch menu! 24/7 this diner always hits the spot in the Baton Rouge area. 

5. The French Press, Lafayette, LA

Even though this restaurant is much more than just a breakfast spot, the menu they serve each morning is out of this world good. From the simplest items like French toast to the Acadiana breakfast sandwich that comes with bacon, egg, cheese, boudin served on Evangeline Maid Texas Toast and a side. This delectable fine restaurant serves up some delicious breakfast entrees. Headed by Chef Girouard, the tastes personify this chef’s own personal style as he puts his Acadian, French, and Italian influence into every dish. The Cajun Benedict is even topped with chicken & andouille gumbo! That’s morning-time flavor. 

6. Café Des Amis, Breaux Bridge, LA

Sitting in a building dating back to the 1890s this historical place lies in Breaux Bridge. Best known for their amazing breakfast and brunch items served on weekends since 1992, Des Amis serves authentic faire that caters to the region. Even more so, this unique place doubles as a zydeco dance hall when they host their “Zydeco Breakfast” each Sunday. Guests are welcome to grab some of their favorites like the beignets or eggs des amis, have a sip of coffee and bust out onto the dance floor. Cocktails like the Bloody Mary and mimosa are also available for purchase for those who need an extra kick in their step!

7. Zeeland Street Market, Baton Rouge, LA

This down home southern kitchen cooks up a whopping breakfast six days a week! They pretty much serve all your classic southern dishes simply cooked with love and to perfection at a reasonable price. The Zeeland Slam is for those hungry bellies looking to eat it all, while Mama’s Breakfast is simply two eggs to order, a choice of grits or hash browns, and biscuit or toast. Have a sweet tooth? Order up a hearty plate of flapjacks served any style. Zeeland Street is an order at the counter friendly establishment where locals run into each other. Acoustic music can often be heard in the background on weekends as the front door bell charms in this charming restaurant. 

8. Le Bistreaux Coffee & Waffle Bar, Alexandria, LA

Committed to creating a unique southern social experience, this coffee and waffle bar is a great breakfast spot for those who love each! Organic ingredients go in to each batch of these simple, yet elegant items. Those craving fine roasted coffees and beverages are in for a treat since this place serves a variety of rotating coffee beans harvested from around the world. Better yet, they have created their own fluffy delectable version of the waffle and serve over 20 different kinds of the scrumptious breakfast meal. From the classic Belgian Liege waffle to vanilla bean, Louisiana mud, and chicken n’ waffles this restaurant has all the waffle types you can dream of with a variety of toppings. Coffee and waffle lovers should not miss this place in central Louisiana

9. Mattina Bella, Covington, LA

Serving breakfast from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. every day, this awesome spot on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain can truly serve up an outstanding breakfast. Their traditional menu includes all the breakfast favorites, including a low-carb option for those looking to keep it light. Specialty egg dishes all come topped with hollandaise sauce and includes such local options like the Blue Crab Benedict. Omelets are cooked in all different styles with a variety of flavors. Some of the local favorites are the bacon and avocado omelet, jumbo lump crab omelet, and the Florentine that is a vegetarian option. Waffles and pancakes are made fresh and served up in a ton of varieties. For the kids they have the Bambino, which comes with one scrambled egg, two bacon strips and three silver dollar pancakes. 

10. Rhino Coffee, Shreveport, LA

This decadent coffee shop doubles as a quick breakfast spot with delectable items. The independent roasting company has been in the Shreveport area since 2012, quickly becoming a local hot spot. Breakfast items include The Rhino Biscuit with options like jalapeno, bacon, tomato, turkey, and more. The Rhino Burrito is a filling favorite and the quiche has a gluten-free frittata option. Fruit cups, granolas, cinnamon toast, and more are some of the even quicker options for those grabbing a bite and fresh cup on the go. Rhino Coffee is your place to be for one of the best cups in town served up with a light, healthy breakfast. 

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