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La Madeleine

Certificate of Excellence
Uptown / Carrollton
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601 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1007
+1 504-861-8662
07:00 - 21:00
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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199 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

"It's just an apple turnover." That's what I thought before I bit into the flaky, crispy, delicate pastry and perfectly cooked and spiced apples. Delicious. The coffee wasn't anything great but who cares? Excellent.

Thank KCHolle
New Orleans, Louisiana
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I so wish this restaurant was still on Jackson Square, but after Katrina it moved out to the end of St Charles at Carrollton. I absolutely love the French country breakfast with the potato galette(YUM ). Nice Saturday morning treat to catch the streetcar and enjoy the ride through the homes of "yesterday ". While you are awaiting your breakfast... More 

Thank Theresa M
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456 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch here during our recent New Orleans visit. You order and pay, then take a seat to await your food. My wife got the Shrimp Florentine Crepe, and I got the café sampler (cup of lentil soup, small Caesar salad, piece of quiche). The total for our lunch came to $23.79, which is not bad... More 

Thank psychprofessor
Dexter, Michigan
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373 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Rather go here then paneras. The french style pastries a good as are the varioue plates. It's semi cafeteria style with your order brought to the table.

Thank pen1
Castro Valley, California
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Riding around looking for a place to have breakfast after church. Saw a bunch of police motor cycles outside and thought if they frequent the place it must be pretty good. To my surprise it was amazing. It was small, but had room for a lot of people there to enjoy breakfast. It was like a big kitchen and Mama... More 

Thank Sunshine M
Naperville, Illinois
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Hopped off the trolley to stop for lunch, and we were not disappointed. Interesting menu with loads of choices!

Thank Jan H
Lafayette, Louisiana
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We love the Quiche Lorraine and we each had a mini-tart (lemon & fruit) which was fresh and good. Staff was friendly.

Thank Rose M
Antioch, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

La Madeleine is a casual place for a breakfast or lunch. My husband and I passed this restaurant several times on the St. Charles trolley and decided to try it for breakfast. We both ordered French toast and were surprised when we received our plates that it wasn't actually toast but more like a cinnamon bun. Incredibly sweet, but we... More 

Thank torrescali
North Carolina, USA
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I ate at this restaurant for lunch with my husband and two teen daughters. The quality of the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very nice. I would have preferred table service (you order at a counter and carry your food to a table on a tray), but it was worth the small compromise...food was amazing and it was... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a great choice for breakfast or a light lunch. All the pastries are made fresh each day. It's bright and comfortable easy to get to via streetcar. The soups are also great. This isn't New Orleans food, but it's very good. Also pleasant outdoor seating.

Thank Nolafan2164

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1007
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-861-8662

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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