Treating yourself to brunch can help top off your week, but things can sometimes get pricey. If you want to dine out without spending a pretty penny, we've gathered some great spots in the New Orleans metro area to help you do brunch on a budget.
Surrey's Cafe and Juice Bar
Savory eats fill the menu at this cafe with two Magazine Street locations spanning Uptown and the Lower Garden District. Surrey’s boasts favorites such as Shrimp and Grits and Bananas Foster French Toast. For health-conscious diners, the spot offers fresh squeezed organic juices, gluten-free selections and vegan options. Cheaper dishes run around $4, and more pricey options can range from $11 – $15 bucks. You can also build your own breakfast by shopping the a la carte menu. When planning to dine, make sure you open your schedule for a wait. Surrey’s can get pretty packed, and the spot doesn’t accept reservations. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
biscuits & buns on banks
Enjoy brunch in a cozy neighborhood setting with food selections ranging from simple to savory. Grab simple breakfast items around $3, with higher options peaking at $11. Some menu stand outs include Grilled Brie on Waffles, Fried Andouille Sausage Hash Cakes and Abita Glazed Pot Roast and Debris Jus. The spot also provides an option for online ordering and delivery. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo courtesy: biscuits & buns on banks
The Ruby Slipper
The family-owned restaurant with four locations around New Orleans spotlights house signature items like Chicken St. Charles, Eggs Cochon and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu. Prices start around the $9 range, topping out around $15. The spot doesn’t take reservations. However, the restaurant uses the Nowait App at all locations. Open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo courtesy: The Ruby Slipper
Here’s your wake up call: The word is out about the brunch at this Warehouse District spot. Locals are flocking to this brunch hot spot for the bottomless drink deals and vacation-like patio. Diners can enjoy bottomless sparkling rosé and mimosas for $10. The spot also features other affordable drink options like bloody marys and a cool bushwhacker twist on an Irish coffee. Food options are pretty affordable at Flamingo-A-Go-Go as well, with prices ranging from $7 to $14. Hit the patio out back for the ultimate outdoor experience. There’s even seating in the back of a truck which is great for groups.
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