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Cafe at the Square

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
+1 504-304-7831
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“grits” (18 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As our hotel did not offer a cooked breakfast we were looking for a place to get one. We tried the Cafe at the Square and were very impressed. It was a bit pricier than what we would normally expect but the quality was excellent,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So after a three hour tour we were hungry and found this little jewel of a place. I had the grilled red fish topped with grilled shrimp. Our server recommended this. She was awesome. Great place.

Thank Salvador A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and four friends visited Cafe at the Square tonight as it was situated at the bottom of our hotel. We were served by John, who did an exceptional job juggling all the restaurant patrons - he was the only waiter working at the time....More

Thank Brianna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin and I enjoyed our breakfast/brunch here that we came back the next day. The food was great and relatively inexpensive. Our hotel was within walking distance which made it even better! Service was excellent. If you are in the Arts District area, I...More

Thank 1californiagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG-went for lunch today after reading many reviews and so happy this was our first choice. My friend had the Cobb Salad which she devoured after thinking she would bring half back to the hotel. I had the Fried Green Tomato BLT which I would...More

Thank scorpioBridgton
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in twice for lunch on our recent visit to NOLA. I had the crab cakes which are fairly good sized. They give a generous portion of crab and they are light and tasty. My wife had The ahi tuna salad...More

Thank dbla72
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love this place! When I visit the city, I try to stay in the CBD - around Julia Street. I found this place several years ago and fell in love with the food. Good, non-touristy restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is my favorite...More

Thank a1aman
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great food and service by staff. The ambiance is quiet and clean. The food was fresh, hot and tasty.

Thank camay252003
davidnola, Owner at Cafe at the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate when our guests take their time to let us know how we are doing. Many thanks again David Smith Owner

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Went for breakfast, but was too late; however, the grilled chicken sandwich was excellent. Must try.

Thank JerseyDiva
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The mixed drinks were made to perfection. The staff was very friendly, almost like they knew you personally.

Thank courtney c
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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Mary K
13 April 2017|
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Right down the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-304-7831
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