Updated: Dec 19, 2019
When I opened up a personal invite from the owner of Ruby Slipper Cafe, I had to do a double take because it is mostly known for it's staple restaurant in the heart of NOLA's downtown area. So I was excited to attend their holiday meet and greet to enjoy their new winter specials with fellow foodies like myself. This newer location in Mid-City on Broad street, is now their headquarters for the restaurant chain.
Ruby Slipper Cafe (315 S. Broad Street location)
If you want to avoid the crowded downtown area then this is the PERFECT location to enjoy a good hearty brunch. There's free parking and you can dine either indoors or outdoors as the weather permits.
Dine Indoors or Outdoors
I was excited to see the outdoor dining section that has a flat screen television and an opening for you to order drinks while you wait on your food. If you're a local or visiting in the area, you can even ride and park your bike there. Broad street can be very busy and this hidden gem can be overlooked but it's worth the trip, trust me!
Roasted Sweet Potato Cheesecake and Salted Caramel Stuffed French Toast
Never have I ever had french toast that tastes soooooooo good! This was everyone's favorite from the holiday specials (I think lol). This french toast is made with cinnamon french toast-battered crispy Brioche bread, stuffed with roasted sweet potato cheesecake filling and topped with a warm, salted caramel sauce and spiced pecans. It is served with your choice of breakfast meat. I don't naturally go for sweets on a menu but I'll definitely be back again to indulge in this dish.
Cranberry and Orange Curd Pancakes
This was another new experience for me, having cranberries in my pancakes. Typically, I eat buttermilk pancakes and skip the toppings but not this time. This delicious dish included two buttermilk pancakes filled with macerated cranberries, and finished with housemade orange curd and frosted cranberry garnish. Served with your choice of breakfast meat.
Red Eye Ham Benedict
This was my second favorite dish on the menu. It included French Truck Coffee-glazed ham, poached eggs, Mornay sauce, and crispy onions stacked on top of their homemade biscuits. I even enjoyed the fresh spinach saturated in the glaze from the ham. I couldn't finish it all but it was definitely placed in my to-geaux box!
The Trio is technically all three dishes I described above, but in a smaller portion and served together. Great idea right????......RIGHT! This is a balance of sweetness and delicious goodies that your stomach will definitely enjoy. Note, The Trio is not on their holiday menu yet because they are still testing the market on this.
I really enjoyed myself and here are more pics from the holiday meet & greet and their winter specials below.
Salted Caramel Latte
Now after eating all of that delicious food and cocktails, we were served their Salted Caramel Latte which was perfect timing for me. I was so full and of course ready to get cozy and relax (possibly take a nap too) but this was the pick me upper I needed to get me through the next few hours as I prepare to travel to Chicago. I had a small size of the latte because I couldn't stay long but everyone really enjoyed their full-sized cup. Hopefully, I have convinced you by now to definitely go by this location on your next trip to NOLA or if you are a local, please go by and support this restaurant, you won't regret it.
Hours and Location
315 S. Broad Street New Orleans, LA 70119-6118 504-525-9355 ext 4
Monday - Friday: 7am-2pm, Saturday & Sunday: 7am-3pm
Visit their Yelp page for live wait time and to join the waitlist.
Open everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Mardi Gras day.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.