Whether you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a post-bar snack at 3am, Cafe Du Monde is always open. This place has been serving coffee and beignets in the same location on Jackson Square since 1862. It’s about as vintage New Orleans as you can get, and while it’s one of the most touristy spots in the city, the coffee and beignets - which are available 24/7, everyday except Christmas - are worth showing up in the background of people’s vacation photos.
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The Carousel Bar & Lounge
The Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone is indeed a bar on a moving carousel, and while it can feel a bit gimmicky, you should still grab a drink here.
Cafe Sbisa serves classic creole food, but really you come here for the great second floor patio, or to grab drinks at their restored bar.
Central Grocery Co.
You should have a muffuletta when you’re in New Orleans, and since the sandwich was invented here, get one from Central Grocery in the Quarter.
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Grab a fresh juice and something light to start your day at Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater. It’ll probably be the healthiest choice you make all day.
St Roch Market
Bring your friends to St. Roch Market when everyone wants something different, or when you’re in the mood for Vietnamese or Egyptian food.
Flora Cafe is where to go in the Marigny for coffee and a quick bite at just about any time of day or night.
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If you only have brunch once in New Orleans, make sure it’s at Brennan’s in the French Quarter.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a trip to Willie Mae’s Scotch House in the Treme for fried chicken.
Killer Poboys is the best po’boy shop in the Quarter, with gourmet options like glazed pork belly, along with all of the classics.
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