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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“cobb salad” (7 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at The Whitney Hotel right around the corner on Poydras Street. Cafe at the Square is located in the Blake Hotel, but it has its own entrance on St. Charles Street. We did not know it was a hotel cafe when we first...More

Thank mhughesiup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at The Blake Hotel in New Orleans. This is the restaurant located in the hotel. We enjoyed two breakfasts and one light dinner there. Nice, relaxing atmosphere. Good service. Nice menu! Their soup special was a shrimp and mushroom chowder. Best I...More

Thank sollover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Lafayette Hotel (nice hotel, see other review) just a short block from here. We ended up having 2 of 4 dinners here, and 4 of 4 breakfasts here. Part of it was convenience, as we were in town for a conference,...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here before heading to the airport because the wait line was so long at the restaurant we intended to visit. Very glad we did and sorry we didn't discover this place sooner. I had probably the best seared tuna sandwich I can remember....More

Thank ek
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Ace Hotel at 600 Carondelet and happened upon this gem on the way to another restaurant. Since we were hungry, we decided to skip the other place and done here instead. Our party of four was promptly seated, and Misty took...More

Thank MsPearl105
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We eaten twice on Sunday. Breakfast was great, excellant service. We also eat supper, servcie was excellent and the food. Just a short walk from our Hotel.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were walking the streets and realized we hadn't had lunch, so we started looking around. The Cafe at the Square looked clean and attractive, so we gave it a try. What a pleasant surprise! Everyone ordered something different (there were six of us), but...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We spotted this cheery little spot the day before and circled back to it for a very delicious - if a little decadent - breakfast. Definite nice New Orleans spin on some classics. Excellent very friendly service. Good atmosphere. Nice art lots of light. Very...More

Thank blackska
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My sister and I had the pleasure of eating breakfast here before one of the Saints games. We were fortunate enough to be seated by a window that overlooked Lafayette Square. It was a beautiful day outside and watching the activity of the people and...More

Thank Carolynwb
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the breakfast on two separate days while staying at The Blake Hotel. The service was great both times and the food was great.

Thank Gabriel P
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Mary K
13 April 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Right down the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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