10Best brunches in Uptown New Orleans to jump start your weekend

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.  



Breads on Oak raises the bar on bread, pastry and breakfast sammies for Uptowners on historic Oak Street. Open Wednesday through Sunday and serving breakfast and lunch, this artisinal bakery specializes in Old World style breads studded with...  Read More



Delachaise lets you sleep in on the weekends, opening "early" - for them - on Saturday and Sundays at 3 pm. Day drinking and croque monsieur-munching is the perfect way to start the weekend at this under the radar spot along St. Charles Avenue....  Read More



Just off the St. Charles streetcar, (get off on Carrollton and head down Hampson), Refuel serves breakfast and lunch, as well as a delicious Sunday brunch from 8:30 am til 2 pm. The offerings are light, contemporary and affordable. Brunch is the...  Read More



A favorite with the locals, this eatery's the perfect spot to spend a leisurely morning. Beverage selections are of the non-alcoholic variety, including fruit and vegetable juices, Abita root beer and organic coffee. Menu favorites include the...  Read More



Cafe Atchafalaya features authentic Creole food, comforting service and locally seasoned live music. Touted as New Orleans' only "five A" restaurant, this funky neighborhood bistro emanates a distinct New Orleans vibe that attracts locals and...  Read More



Built in 1883, the Columns offers a gorgeous Victorian setting, a stellar bar (order a Ramos gin fizz) and a reputation among locals for serving a most genteel Sunday brunch. Friday, Saturday and Sunday The Columns opens up the lovely Victorian...  Read More

Satsuma Cafe
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Green is beautiful at Satsuma, a fetching dining spot with locations on Maple Street Uptown and on Dauphine Street in the Bywater. Yard eggs scrambled with basil pesto and shaved Nueske's ham, free trade coffee and freshly made juices...  Read More



Step a few hundred feet inside the oak tree lining of Audubon Park and you will stumble upon the Audubon Clubhouse Cafe. The cafe is not just for golfers, as it is open to the public six days a week. They serve breakfast, lunch and drinks those...  Read More

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DTB, which stands for Down the Bayou, is a smartly conceived salute to coastal Cajun cuisine, presented with a healthy dash of creative interpretation. Chef/owner Carl Schaubhut and chef de cuisine Jacob Hammel riff off of the region's...  Read More



There is no better way to begin a New Orleans weekend morning than brunch at Dante's Kitchen, where delectable dishes offer playful twists on Creole comfort food. This local gem's charming dining rooms and tropical patio provide a wonderful...  Read More


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