My Little Hole in the Wall. A good overall experience. I frequent this place and don't know what the complaints are about. As someone who has worked around the city for a while and now in the quarter, this is one of the few places a local can go to get decent food at affordable prices. I like having the servers know my name and the bartender knowing my favorite drink. As to the last review, I know going in that this isn't some commercialized tourist experience. Sometimes the floor is dirty and the staff is "colorful", this is the French Quarter. I can go for good breakfast on my time (1:30 in the afternoon) or a good dinner and not spend my whole paycheck. Their chicken andouille gumbo is one of the greats in the quarter. For seafood gumbo, I would have to say the gumbo shop down the street is a little better, but the price difference more than makes up for it though. I love this place.
SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG HERE!.
I am working in New Orleans and sampling different restaurants. We had eaten breakfast here
and it was good. Service great - staff warm and friendly.
BUT, just got dinner to go. OMG, the cook was yelling to the bartender to shut up. The floor
was littered, and I mean littered. It looked like they didn't sweep or pick up a thing all
day long. Crumbs, napkins, whatever, on the floor. I told the bartender as I waited and
he said, "I been trying to get my morning crew on that." It was 8pm !
Anyway, I take my red beans and rice home. It is very good. BUT, I also try their "award winning
crab bisque." OMG - it tasted like someone had poured an entire salt shaker into the soup.
I crave salt but this soup had to have been sabotaged by someone.
I am just about to call them to tell them I will come back tomorrow to get my money back for
Great food. One bad waitress.. We ate here for "brunch" and the food was great. I believe we must have had the same waitress as another reviewer. her name is Billie Jean. Boy--she was terrible. The food order was taken quickly enough but, when the order arrived it was wrong. There were four of us and only one had the correct order. When we tried to get the correct food she acted like we were trying to change our orders. Well, needless to say the correct items never found our way to the table. Toast was never brought. Some of us got potatoes and not the grits we ordered--and vice versa. She never came back to the table and never offered any refills. Time for the check and sure enough another waitress had to find ole Billie Jean. She brought back credit card receipts and then stood over our shoulders while we wrote the tip amount in---sure was intimidating. So I say go eat there the food we received, even though wrong, was delicious. Just ask NOT to be seated in Billie Jean's section.
Breakfast or Brunch, the Coffee Pot's the place.
Found over 14 years ago, and recommended it to my friends who travelled to New Orleans (I would sincererly doubt it would have lasted this long if the quality of food/service described by the prior reviewer were anything other than an aberration). A perfect little restaurant halfway between Bourbon and Jackson Square, it's off the beaten path allowing prices to decrease while the quality of your meal increases. Well-rounded menu choices with food delivered very quickly and very hot. And that 's critical in New Orleans over a weekend.
This restauant would also be responsible for helping to overcome my strong dislike of tomato juice, teaching me the value of an well manufactured Bloody Mary as a cure to the Mardis Gras hangover over 12 years ago.
Worst service EVER!!!, worst food EVER!!!.
I've eaten at hundreds (maybe thousands) of restaurants in the US and this one takes the cake for poor service. We went there for breakfast - big mistake. After being told that the wait for a table inside would be 5 minutes, we stood in the cold for 20 minutes looking at the menu.
While my friend is a hot-food-breakfast fan, I prefer regular old cereal, toast and bacon. Since cereal was listed on the menu, I asked our waitress what cereal they had. With a look of disdain, she informed me curtly, "None." As I double-checked the menu to determine that I wasn't making a mistake, she added, "It's on the menu, but we don't have any." She took my friend's order and started to walk away. I told her that I'd like to start with orange juice, at which point she snatched away my menu. Surprised, I asked her for my menu back so I could choose something else. She walked off.
The waitress placed my friend's order and delivered her meal to the table and walked away without taking my order. My friend called her back and told her that I'd like to place an order which my friend then had to call out to her as she kept walking away from our table. So by the time my greasy ham and cheese po boy (with soggy mayonaise, tomato and lettuce) arrived, my friend had long since finished her meal.
We were never asked, "Is everything OK?" or "Can I get you anything else?" There were no coffee refills and my friend's toast never arrived. In fact we never saw our waitress again during the meal. And when I was done with my meal, two other waitresses had to hunt our waitress down to get the bill. We were waiting with coats on and bags in hand by the time she finally arrived with the bill. Do you think she was surprised to receive an 8c tip?
Do yourself a favour - go somewhere else to spend your hard earned cash!
Editorial Review by Tara de Lis. Family friendly place featuring Cajun, Creole cuisine served by friendly staff. Gourmet eggs-sardou, Rockefeller and Jonathan (Benedict); French toast and callas.
Outstanding find in Old New Orleans. Took a spontaneous trip one night to old New Orleans to check out the sites. Walk around a few blocks looking for a late nite place to eat. To our surprise walked upon the greatest find ever! The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant. The atmosphere was wonderful, the place itself was like being in another time, and the food was excellent! The service was beyond exceptional. We were given a special tour by "Guy" the maitre'd/Headchef/Bartender on that evening. We had Seafood & Gumbo for dinner, Pecan pie for dessert, and specially prepared beverages. Overall meal and pricing was the best ever compared to the more premiere restaurants in New Orleans. Guy was an awsome conversationalist and really made us feel at home. Can't wait to go back for another visit. This time Breakfast,Lunch, and Dinner!!! Thanks Guy from Edith & Ernie.
A great restaurant with a lousy name.
Really a great restaurant! we fell in here for an early light dinner and it was really tasty! Nice ambiance and friendly staff. and it was CHEAP!
the cons...well, they seated a large group in the dining room, which they really can't handle! I think it was 16...crazy. We were already done with our meal so it wasn't too bad when the decibel level increased...we could leave if we could grab our waitress!
They REALLY ought to change the name of the place...as "coffee pot" says breakfast...but their dinners were great...and did I say CHEAP?
Great Food & Awesome Service.
I'm glad I went here for my first real authentic New Orleans meal.
Not too bad of a Hurricane drink, but the jambalaya was very tasteful.
It was a large portioned meal for early evening.
Definitely recommend for a moderate priced meal, and excellent service.
lfucci. Had a late breakfast here in December. It was wonderful! The food and the service! We will be back in March and I am already planning breakfast here. There is an old south charm about the facility.
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