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Cake Cafe

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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2440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117-8607
+1 504-940-0010
07:00 - 15:00
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Meridian, Mississippi
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love frequenting the "off the beaten path" types of places when we are in NOLA, and Cake qualifies. We were searching for a place to grab breakfast on the way out of town and stumbled across Cake. It's a sleepy little place plopped down in a quite neighborhood. We walked in, ordered breakfast, and fell in love! I got... More 

Thank Aubster01
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another Bywater jewel. My wife found out about this place and we decided to try it out for brunch. I love the ambiance of this place and the neighborhood is beautiful and lively so we decided to sit outside. I ordered the Catfish and Grits which was delicious and a Strawberry Lemonade which was so freakin good. My wife loved... More 

Thank Ziyad U
Yucca Valley, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a bit out of the way over in the Marigny District, but so worth the walk. The streets going over from the French Quarter are filled with classic New Orleans houses that could be the highlight. But then, you arrive at Cake Cafe and it is usually crowded. Settle in, wait for a table and enjoy the best... More 

Thank journeysbegin
Montclair, New Jersey
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered over to Cake Cafe and Bakery in the heart of Faubourg-Marigny for a late breakfast/early brunch. Great selection, delicious food, nice ambience. Highly recommend.

Thank WahooHoward
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the friendly greeting at arrival, kind counter service, perfect outdoor table and delicious food, our entire family enjoyed this experience. Delicious food. Period.

Thank Janis A
Satellite Beach, Florida
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171 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was convinced that Surrey's Juice Bar was the best breakfast in the city for years...until I came to this place. The Boudin and Grits and Corned Beef Hash were out of this world. The ice coffee was great and it may be the best iced green tea ice ever had. The biscuits are terrific and make sure to get... More 

Thank BetterThanFSView11
Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best breakfast we had in NOLA, everything was so amazing! I had a ham and cheese omelet with cheddar cheese grits, my boyfriend had the crab, brie and spinach omelet with goat cheese grits and we each had a biscuit with gravy which was the best I've ever had. I'd be there all the time if I was a... More 

Thank Michelle C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our B&B hosts as their second B was inoperable at the time. Very casual breakfast spot with many local patrons. Excellent pastry. Walls covered with posters for entertainment opportunities as well as neighborhood activities and causes. Staff makes you feel at home.

Thank Davehere
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146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad someone living in N.O. told us about this place. The breakfast was outstanding. A friendly, laid back establishment with righteous food. You want to try this place for sure!

Thank Travel4funnMichigan
Asheville, NC
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful omelette, the shrimp and grits good, but loved the omelette more. Weekday breakfast with no line.... perfect after a couple mile run. Now stranded due to rain, so enjoying the iced coffee and lingering with good company and the possibility of a cup cake nearby.

Thank WVZB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117-8607
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-940-0010

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Owings Mills, Maryland
Southfield, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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