Ruby Slipper Cafe is a great little brunch spot located in Mid-City. They actually have locations in the Marigny, the Quarter and the CBD as well.
The name is probably my favorite part because it comes with a great story behind it that goes something like this:
The people behind the cafe felt an overwhelming sense of homecoming after returning to New Orleans post-Katrina. They took a note from the Wizard of Oz and truly felt the meaning of the phrase, “there’s no place like home.”
Yuko and I selected a nice little table in the back corner so we could photograph our food without judgement. Actually we would have done that shamelessly no matter where we sat.
We were huuungry and since we were heading off on a swamp tour next we didn’t care that our eyes were bigger than our stomaches.
Yuko ordered the Eggs Coubion which came highly recommended by our server. Thin-fried Mississippi farm-raised catfish topped with poached eggs over a sautè of spinach, tomatoes and artichoke hearts. It looked delicious and was definitely more than she could eat which is saying a lot if you know Yuko.
My meal was not as enticing in pictures, but equally scrumptious as I’d like to believe. I ordered the breakfast sandwich with fried tomatoes and pepper jack cheese on a buttermilk biscuit with two fried eggs and a bowl of fruit.
The service was faster than I expected, which is always nice, and I liked that there were a few options for me to choose from on the menu despite being a vegetarian. I think I’d try their Costa Rican breakfast or the Migas (a Tex-Mex scramble) next time.
I polished off my plate and Yuko did the best she could muster then we headed off for our swamp tour!! Look out for that post tomorrow!
Reservations: Not required
This is just one part of a fun-filled weekend staycation. You can find my full staycation itinerary here!