Brunch is a special meal in New Orleans, a chance to slowly start your engines on a weekend day with an endless array of possibilities stretching out before you.
In Uptown, there are plenty of places where partying can go on into the wee hours, so of course good brunch places abound. The list below contains a mix of places that just serve on Sundays, some just weekends, and others all days of the week. Depending on your brunch needs, plan accordingly.
Uptown is not the biggest neighborhood in the world, so most of these places can be easily accessed by streetcar. This is huge considering most visitors prefer leaving the car parked and exploring on foot, bike or streetcar. Coming to the area for your first meal can be a great leader to a day followed up with trips to Audubon Park, the zoo or the Fly on the Mississippi River.
Shrimp & grits, boudin infused eggs, breakfast burritos and brunch po-boys are all offerings you can expect to order at the top brunch locales of Uptown. Don't worry about drinks. If you're a "hair of the dog" subscriber, Bloody Mary's and mimosas flow at most of these spots. If not, that's what go cups are for.