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It goes without saying that New Orleans reigns supreme as one of the top five culinary capitals in the U.S. The Crescent City is teeming with some of the nation’s finest cuisine, reflecting a blended culture famous for its Cajun, Creole and French roots. Every year an estimated 10 million tourists from around the world visit this food paradise with the mouth-watering anticipation of grubbing on some authentic seafood gumbo, shrimp etouffee or crawfish boil.

The Big Easy definitely has everyone’s stomach covered for lunch and dinner but if you’re going to make a trip here, then you must stop by some of the tasty breakfast joints. Let’s face it, where else are you going to find bananas foster pancakes or crab-stuffed seafood omelets? There are an unlimited number of cafe options, but don’t stress, we’ve narrowed down the top five spots to check out during your stay and we assure this list won’t disappoint your taste buds.

fleur

Cafe Fleur De Lis (What to order: Fleur De Lis Omelet - Bell peppers, onions, provolone topped with a creamy crawfish sauce served with white or wheat toast, $11.95) 307 Chartres St. New Orleans, LA 70130

croissant

Croissant d'Or (What to order: Stuffed Croissant - filled with savory sausage and cheese, $4.25) 617 Ursulines Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116

meals from the heart

Meals From The Heart Cafe (What to order: Vegan Blueberry Pancakes - topped with fresh fruit, 2oz. of maple syrup and 1 oz. of walnuts, $10.95) 1100 N Peters St #13, New Orleans, LA 70116

cafe envie

Envie Espresso Bar & Cafe (What to order: Breakfast in a Cup - creamy grits topped with smoked sausage and crispy bacon, $7.25) 1241 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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