Too bad, Hunt Very sad. The key person in the dining room was Pearl Jefferson, a lady who not only waited tables but also baked a lot of the desserts. Even though he seemed busy he helped us decide on a dish. Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. Spare your stomach and your day.
We stayed most of that morning, just talking and listening to the owner and staff, telling of the perils of the storm and its aftermath. A great restaurant with a lousy name — Really a great restaurant! There were four of us and only one had the correct order. One we were seated, my girlfriend sat for at least 15 minutes without so much as even receiving a menu. In its first 20 years, The Coffee Pot was a place where people who lived and worked in the French Quarter went for breakfast and lunch. I once saw the receiving gate suddenly burst open, releasing an avalanche of groceries onto the sidewalk and street. Went for dinner before our show at Preservation Hall.
The waitress placed my friend's order and delivered her meal to the table and walked away without taking my order. My friend who recommended this place came here about a year ago and talked about an amazing dining experience and an awesome manager and servers. I think it was 16. Eggs were running and bland. We went there for breakfast - big mistake. Other sources told me that it either had never moved, or that it moved to a different place. The fine Bloody Marys require a substantial pepper tolerance level, so ask for a mild one if yours is low.
It didn't look much different from any new, hipster kind of place you'd find in any suburb. Alongside this dish are other reasonably priced dishes of Creole and Cajun cuisine to satisfy anyone's appetite. To say the least this is some of the best food in the French Quarter outside of fine dining. While my friend is a hot-food-breakfast fan, I prefer regular old cereal, toast and bacon. Other than that, I love the place.
He would later turn up at the Upperline restaurant. Do yourself a favour - go somewhere else to spend your hard earned cash! As a native New Orleanian, I've always cherished my home town for resisting the kind of dull sameness that American cities are prone to, but. Nobody seems to know for sure. We also serve great lunch, with a special that includes a half of po-boy, a cup of gumbo and a side of fries that has become a crowd favorite and is one of the best samplers in the neighborhood. Make sure to have callas, the now rarely found New Orleans specialty rice cakes with a history going back over a century.
Everybody wanted to be waited on by Pearl. It was, however, in the French Quarter, it served unalloyed New Orleans food, and it had a staff of cooks and waiters who were entertaining characters. It was the perfect place, within walking distance of the magazine headquarters. Established in 1894, The Old Coffee Pot has been known to serve the best breakfast in New Orleans. The true New Orleans Experience!!! The floor was littered, and I mean littered.
The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, an aesthetically pleasing courtyard and a unique and traditional dining room with an atmosphere filled with New Orleans tradition and Southern charm. Skip the breakfast but have the Callas — The worst breakfast we had all week. Many of the long-time staffers are still working there - they definitely make the place a signature New Orleans eating spot! Surprised, I asked her for my menu back so I could choose something else. Of the many wonderful places to eat in my beautiful city, please do not dislike your self enough to go here. Well, it is all gone. So the service is horrible, the order was wrong and we are being forced to tip. The wait staff was downright hostile.
I crave salt but this soup had to have been sabotaged by someone. When my girlfriend and I walked in it was a fairly busy Saturday night. We sat there and talked with other regulars about the hideous makeover. Their dinner entres may be better but their breakfast needs vast improvement. He was in the real estate business as well as the restaurant business, and he seemed to always be hatching new promotions that tied in with the restaurant.