In Louisiana, we take omelets seriously. Whether it’s a crawfish dish or a shrimp option cooked up with local Louisiana creole shrimp, expect a memorable experience at these mind-blowing eateries. Come hungry when you try these 10 awesome omelet places in Louisiana.
When in Louisiana, you’ll see some unusual items on menus throughout the state. One of those unusual items is crawfish, and it’s served in small diners and the most elegant restaurants. Louie’s Café in Baton Rouge is no exception to serving crawfish, and their crawfish omelet is one of the signature dishes, along with having the best biscuits and gravy, burgers, and butter cheese potatoes. Louie’s Café has been open since 1941, and is a small 60-seat college town diner that’s open 24 hours a day seven days a week year-round.
Considered a landmark diner, the Camellia Grill in New Orleans offers true Southern hospitality in the form of great food and friendly service. Their simple menu presents delicious options for complex and palate-pleasing foods like the corn maque, a fried corn dish typically made with ingredients like corn, tomato, sausage, onions, peppers, and other ingredients like chicken, crawfish, or shrimp, and Louisiana hot sauce to make a true Cajun and Creole dish. The omelets here are true show-stoppers though. Choose from any of the following varieties: cheese, ham, potato and onion, bacon, mushroom, and much more!
Open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, the Ruby Slipper Café in New Orleans is more than just a biscuit and beads place. Family owned and operated since 2008, the eatery is now located in several locations around the city and in Florida and Alabama. Besides great signature cocktails like the award-winning Bloody Mary, you can have barbecue shrimp & grits, Eggs Benedict your way, and sweet treats like Bananas Foster French toast. Other popular menu items include a nice variety of omelets, like the Louisianan with shrimp, cheddar cheese, and a little thyme, or the home smoked salmon omelet, made with smoked salmon, goat cheese, dill hollandaise, red onions, and capers. There’s no place like the Ruby Slipper.
Not quite a fusion restaurant, Mattina Bella in Covington, Louisiana, is an Italian-American diner serving breakfast and lunch every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offering traditional and specialty dishes, they also serve waffles, pancakes, salads, entrees, burgers, and other sandwiches. And don’t omit the omelet served on sourdough or multigrain toast, grits, or potatoes. There’s the Country Boy, made with ham, smoked bacon, and sharp cheddar, the Jumbo Lump Crab, with mushrooms, onions, cream cheese, and hollandaise sauce, and the Greek, a winning combination of baby spinach, tomato, Kalamata olives, two types of cheese.
Locally owned and operated, Another Broken Egg Café in Shreveport, Louisiana, isn’t just another breakfast place. Using fresh ingredients and creating delicious Southern-inspired classic breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu items, your time here will definitely be memorable. Each of the franchised locations scattered across are designed to make you feel like you’re on vacation without a care, and you can choose from items like City Grits, made with Gouda, bacon, tomatoes, and scallions. With a full liquor license, they often make pairings like special mimosas and Bloody Marys complete with crispy bacon. Check website for local hours of operation.
Time is definitely a friend to one of Natchitoches, Louisiana’s best restaurants. The food at Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant in Natchitoches has been named “One of the 500 Things to Eat before It’s Too Late,” and made the list for National Restaurant News as a restaurant that has “withstood the test of time.” You’ll not find a better place that represents Creole cooking like this place. Family-owned since 1967, the recipes have been handed down for generations. Popular breakfast items include old-fashioned French toast and Southwest and Country style omelets.
With a longstanding tradition of being the area’s original breakfast diner, Mande’s Restaurant in the town of the same name, has been serving hometown favorites since 1978. Open every day from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., you can find all your traditional favorites like biscuits and gravy and French toast, and daily specials like Eggs Sardou, a creamed spinach dish with artichoke, tomatoes, and poached eggs on an English muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce, a Cajun breakfast of homemade crawfish sausage, tomatoes, poached eggs and hollandaise on an English muffin, and a great selection of popular omelets like the Western Omelette with ham, cheddar cheese, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Come often and come hungry.
You don’t need to travel overseas to experience authentic French cuisine. Stop by Café Degas in New Orleans and experience food like La Salad Au Crabbe, made with jumbo lump crab meat, fennel, arugula, grapefruit, and mint in tarragon vinaigrette with shallots. What Café Degas lacks in space, it makes up in abundant flavor by combining French elegance and a New Orleans-inspired flair for good food. Recipient of the OpenTable Diners Award, the brunch offers a chance to taste a little bit of everything from escargot in garlic butter sauce, French onion soup, and the Shrimp Omelette with mushrooms, smoked bacon, herbs, and a small salad.
Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opened its doors in 2010 with a passion for and the goal of creating food and an environment that made people feel at home. The owners believe strongly in supporting local farmers and getting their ingredients from sources nearby, and they prove that great food and great dining experiences can go hand-in-hand. Open every day with a brunch served on Saturday and Sunday that will please the most discriminating palate, the house omelet is not to be underestimated. Made with Louisiana creole shrimp, goat cheese, and green onions, this may very well be the best omelet you’ve ever eaten.
If you want to experience true Cajun care and service, stop by Old Tyme Café in Crowley, Louisiana. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., this surprising little café has been serving food from the heart and offering specials for breakfast and lunch since 2000. With delicious salads, sandwiches, and sides, you’ll be pleasantly pleased by unusual menu items like Eggs n Rice, but your traditional favorites are here, too, like the Meatlover’s Omelet with ham, bacon, sausage, and two cheeses served on toast, or the shrimp omelet served with two cheeses on toast. You won’t be sorry you stopped.