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Live Oak Cafe

) #325 of 1,538 Restaurants in New Orleans €€ - €€€ Cajun & Creole, Cafe, American
8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-2040
+1 504-265-0050
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cajun & Creole, Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-2040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a staying at an Airbnb in the area and wandered down to find breakfast. Oak St has lots of awesome choices! We were seated right away but can see it getting a line up. It has a cool fun vibe with the live...More

Thank Spoonermomma1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with great music and great food! Definitely would highly recommend this place! My family each got a different dish and they were all great!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for brunch and it was worth the wait, but it was a long wait. Shrimp and grits was amazing, the best I have ever had. Music was okay and fit the space well. I would recommend it.

Thank vonjolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the BLT on wheat with fruit and my husband got the hangover and a $5 Bloody Mary. Everything was so delicious! We have definitely found a new addition to our favorite spots for brunch. We lucked out and only had to wait on...More

Thank travelpaige91
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Live Oak Cafe is a pleasant restaurant on cool Oak Street in Uptown. It has nice outdoor seating and large seating area inside. They have a large menu with many traditional breakfast options as well as unique options. They even have a band to play...More

Thank rowan816
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Hopped off the St Charles Streetcar and had a walk up Oak St. Found this delightful Cafe, friendly and helpful staff, great food, clean (great restrooms)

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great place great breakfast had great live music going on. I got one of the best omelettes I think I've ever had there. Can't wait to go back!

Thank lawcna
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

How really great this place is...EXCELLENT food, wonderful service, and log be music! Doesn't get better than this.

Thank afoodie4life
LiveOakCafeNola, Owner at Live Oak Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your lovely review! I'll pass along the compliment on service to our waitstaff. Come back and see us soon! -Clare Leavy (chef/co-owner Live Oak Cafe)

Reviewed 2 March 2017

It was nice to dine outside and we only waited 20 minutes for a table given it was Mardi Gras weekend. The food was good and the drinks good but it took 1 hour to get our food. The waiter was very nice. They have...More

Thank kbrys79
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I have reviewed Live Oak Cafe before, but since then they have stepped up their game. An effort to visit Ruby Slipper (any one of 4) fell short, 45 minute waits for all. Stopped by Live Oak Cafe (LOC). No wait, great seats, live music....More

Thank Rigel54
LiveOakCafeNola, Owner at Live Oak Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for the lovely review! As a tea drinker - what would you like to see offered in the future? Right now we only carry English Breakfast, Jasmine or Blue Eyes as sell very little tea compared to coffee. We appreciate your input and hope...More

Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the
greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down
the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate
feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the
students living in the area ensure that Uptown and
Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly
fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife
and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s
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Questions & Answers
18 December 2015|
Response from LiveOakCafeNola | Property representative |
hey there. i don't have a recipe with measurements, but if you're reasonably proficient in a kitchen you should be good. The grits are cooked in water, but once done we add cream & Gruyere cheese. For the shrimp. Put shrimp... More
25 June 2015|
Response from LiveOakCafeNola | Property representative |
Its uptown in the riverbend. Takes about 15 min in a cab from downtown.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-2040
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-265-0050
  • E-mail
Fresh local ingredients, everything from scratch. Down home a decadent Southern brunch. Friendly staff and cocktail specials with Live Music daily 10am-1pm. Daily menu and music schedule on Facebook.
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