We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Live Oak Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Uptown / Carrollton
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
+1 504-265-0050
08:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 50: English reviews
Vincennes, Indiana
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 review

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) More 

New Orleans, LA
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 live music on the weekend. Nice place.

Thank kbrys79
New Orleans
Level Contributor
341 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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. A Bloody Mary was perfect, and the bottomless coffee (she) rich. Sadly, tea drinkers (me)... More 

Thank Rigel54
LiveOakCafeNola, Owner at Live Oak Cafe, responded to this review

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 you come back soon! -Clare Leavy (chef/co-owner Live Oak Cafe) More 

St Augustine FL
Level Contributor
313 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went here for breakfast at the suggestion of my friend's son who is a chef. We were there shortly after opening and the only customers. Real interesting décor. The menu was small with a lot of sandwiches and grit dishes. I can't remember the cute name of the dish I ordered, but it was really good. I am not... More 

Thank havaneseangel
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Came in New Year's Day and what a way to start the New Year! Visiting NOLA my quest was to have great shrimp and grits, at numerous places that didn't offer it, I was in the area and checked out local places and saw they had what I was looking for! Not to disappoint came for a late breakfast and... More 

Thank 32family
Medford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Took the trolley from Canal getting off at Oak Street and saw the Live Oak. Some wonderful music inside so we went in and had some great drinks and snacks. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel at home in this local spot. Can recommend the special coffee with liquor and ice cubes made from coffee. Stayed for quite... More 

Thank Francis M
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a quaint place to have a wonderful breakfast/brunch experience. We had the shrimp and grits. Two of us split it, and I went home with leftovers. It had plump shrimp with a tangy sauce. It was rich, but not too spicy. A friend had the dish called "Hangover". She said that is was VERY good. The coffee was... More 

Thank locareu
Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
Level Contributor
73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

From start to finish this was one great experience. Food great, staff great, music great. Coffee was good if bit light. Waitress Kat was quick & friendly. Shrimp and grits excellent. Well spiced, well made and the grits were creamy and slightly tangy. Finished with creme fraiche or yogurt?

Thank 519mom
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed on Oak and tried this cafe for breakfast the selections were good and my BLT with some really good crits very good and some strong coffee made it a good morning start and at times you can catch live music inside all good. Stay hungry my friends

Thank Jazzmanblue

Travellers who viewed Live Oak Cafe also viewed

New Orleans, LA

Been to Live Oak Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cajun & Creole, Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-265-0050
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Live Oak Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Nashville, Tennessee
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Live Oak Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood