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Jimmy J's Cafe

Jimmy J's Cafe

Breakfast Spot, American Restaurant, and Café · Central Business District
115 Chartres St (btwn Canal St. & Iberville St.), New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 24 Hours
  • Sun
    • Midnight–11:00 PM
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Great food, signature cocktails and delicious deserts have made Jimmy J's Café a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Dine In, Take Out and Delivery.


Based on 199 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Trina R.
    "The cochon eggs benedict was one of the best I've ever had."(3 Tips)
    Social N.
    "Fantastic Bacon Bloody Mary! Awesome!!!! Great food as well."(4 Tips)
    Stephanie M.
    "Awesome Cochon Benedict and French Toast Monte Cristo!!!"(5 Tips)
    Kaitlyn P.
    "crab cake eggs Benedict special"(4 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • cochon
  • sandwiches
  • bacon bloody marys
  • crab cakes
  • French toast
  • grits
  • brunch food
  • casual
  • eggs
  • lively
  • good service
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • biscuits
  • Angus burgers
  • delivery
  • po' boys
  • pancakes
  • cake
  • Stefan D.
    Had the French Toast Monte Cristo. If you're not used to a southern breakfast (like me) this may be not exactly what you have in mind for a good breakfast. Tasted good though.
    Stefan D. · 1 week ago
  • Donna B.
    We had buttermilk pancakes and a western omelet both were scrumptious and our waiter was wonderful. The place was small though and had about a 15 minutes wait to get in but it was Red Dress Run day
    Donna Burnett Beller · August 9, 2015
  • Darby S.
    Great spot. Americano breakfast with a wide french toast - can't be beat. If you get Jeff as a server - this guy loves his job, has incredible stories and makes a great breakfast spot exceptional
    Darby Sieben · September 22, 2014
  • Janie
    We had shrimp grits and seafood stuffed bell peppers. Amazing! Yumbo! The service was excellent. Even the manager came over and visited with us. Small but very friendly and excellent food!
    Janie · February 14, 2014
  • Jimmy O.
    The staff was incredibly friendly they accommodated my vegetarianism and made me a wonderful sandwich small quaint worth the trip pop in for a quick bite before you hit Bourbon Street.
    Jimmy O'Donnell · January 21, 2012
  • Christopher M.
    Good food. Large portions. Atmosphere knocked down because of staff complaining about customer orders/requests around posted closing time. Cashier refused separate checks pushing calculator at us.
    Christopher Mong · April 10, 2011
  • Elroy K.
    Best meal I've had in New Orleans so far! Get the fried oyster and shrim poboy or the 3 little pigs sandwich, they're both dope. Their Oreo pancakes are great too!
    Elroy Knight · October 10, 2015
  • Matthew G.
    Red beans and rice has a great flavor, but it's pretty salty. Service is basically non-existent, so be aggressive if you want more than one glass of whatever you're drinking.
    Matthew Gordon · July 15, 2015
  • Trina R.
    The cochon eggs benedict was one of the best I've ever had. The potatoes were perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy inside.
    Trina Renee · August 7, 2015
  • Leslie 💁🏻🔪🍸 A.
    If you are in New Orleans this is a must for breakfast, beyond amazing order the Cochan Benedict or the peach French toast 😍
  • Stephanie M.
    Awesome Cochon Benedict and French Toast Monte Cristo!!! The Dining Room is really small so be prepared to wit for a table. But it's definitely worth the wait!
    Stephanie McKinnon · July 27, 2014
  • Chris
    Great place for reasonably priced breakfast (served all day) in the FQ and they deliver. I had the french toast Monty Cristo and it was fantastic.
    Chris · June 6, 2014
  • Malissa P.
    Bacon bloody mary, cucumber mojito, best breakfast ever - croissant with ham & cheddar. Home fries to die for, plus an amazing lunch menu too. EAT HERE!
    Malissa Parrish · August 29, 2013
  • Kaila S.
    Salmon bagel. Don't ask any questions, just get it. You'll never have anything this amazing for breakfast again, trust me.
    Kaila Schleu · April 17, 2013
  • Susy G.
    Things to get: Eggs benedict, bacon bloody mary, and eggs ranchero. Small place but with lots of characrer. Make reservations during peak times.
    Susy Gonzalez · April 20, 2014
  • Maxime H.
    Small but good value, great food and friendly service. Cheap and nice dinner too, angus burger was amazing.
    Maxime Hock · August 11, 2014
  • Social N.
    Fantastic Bacon Bloody Mary! Awesome!!!! Great food as well. Not too bad on the prices. Perfect place to start before hitting bourbon st!
    Social News Network · June 28, 2012
  • Ken B.
    They did a nice job of allowing me to mix and match from the printed and special menus. Crawfish cakes were excellent.
    Ken Bosma · January 29
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Play Gambit’s 2012 Bar Stampede at Jimmy J's and you could win $1,000 in New Orleans bar tabs. Look for the secret code word in this bar to enter to win. Promotion ends December 30, 2012 Read more
    Gambit New Orleans · November 16, 2012
  • Josh T.
    Pray they don't forget they sat you and then ignore you. Also if they're gonna talk about you, they might wanna use quieter voices.
    Josh Truax · May 28, 2013
  • Jeff S.
    Biscuits and gravy are the best I've ever had! The Cochon Burrito is unique and fantastic as well.
    Jeff Searles · July 8, 2015
  • Jonathan O.
    Fast service great prices and by far some of the best food in New Orleans! Try it now, thank me later
    Jonathan O'Brien · August 4, 2011
  • Dan P.
    Awesome service and food. Best home fries I've ever had! Grab a table outside for a great view. .
    Dan P · September 10, 2012
  • jenn v.
    Crabcake Benedict was delicious! One of the better egg benedicts I've had in my life
    jenn vo · January 20
  • Phil K.
    Go here! And order the eggs lafitte, you won't regret it.
    Phil Katz · January 12, 2015
  • Candace W.
    The French Toast with sausage practically melts in your mouth.
    Candace Williams · April 13, 2015
  • Greg K.
    Jajay is the bomb. She takes care of her customers. Food out of this world!
    Greg Kukwa · November 17, 2015
  • Esteban M.
    DO NOT EAT HERE! I found two small flies in my water! And service was awful. Took 35 min for our food to be made!
    Esteban Mejia · July 28, 2012
  • Kaitlyn P.
    quirky little place, the crab cake eggs Benedict special was phenomenal
    Kaitlyn Pezik · September 14, 2015
  • Colby C.
    Not impressed - this place needs Chef Robert Irvine and Restaurant Impossible to pay a serious visit.
    Colby C · July 7, 2012
  • Angela S.
    Great place!! Cozy, nice. Tacos are delicious! Service is great!!
    Angela Stevenson · November 18, 2012
  • Amanda C.
    The grilled chicken sandwich was really good (add pesto) and the lemonade
    Amanda C · September 25, 2011
  • Ashley F.
    Crab cakes are so delish! And the ham & Brie with spiced apples? Ermegerd!!!
    Ashley Fowlkes · September 14, 2014
  • Chris
    Try the French toast Monty Cristo. Breakfast served all day!
    Chris · June 10, 2014
  • Nazila M.
    Cute breakfast spot. Love the art and decor. Decent food.
    Nazila Mathari · December 27, 2014
  • Laura H.
    Excellent food and wonderful service. Worth the wait every time!!
    Laura H · January 1, 2014
  • Brooke L.
    Eggs Tuscan Style with bacon and grits was amazing!
    Brooke LeGros · January 6, 2013
  • David M.
    Love the decor, good coffee and ambience. Slow service though.
    David Moreno · March 25, 2011
  • Dave
    Great ambience. Mushroom & goat cheese omelette was amazing.
    Dave · June 25, 2011
  • Jeri C.
    The biscuits and gravy and Monte Cristo were awesome!
    Jeri Chiarizio · October 27, 2015
  • Brad H.
    Eggs ranchero very good! Great service too:
    Brad Howard · January 4, 2015
  • Kathy L.
    Excellent food at reasonable prices atmosphere is cool.
    Kathy Lechman · June 1, 2013
  • Rodrigo P.
    John is the only good person here ! Don't come after 12:00 cold food might come in your way
    Rodrigo Pereira · February 11, 2012
  • Sarah N.
    Bartender is from wisconsin!! Bacon bloody is dank! Chonchon de lait po-boy yum!!!!!!!
    Sarah Neubauer · March 20, 2014
  • Amanda S.
    Eggs Lafitte! The grit cakes are amazing!
    Amanda Scheerbaum · June 9, 2015
  • Bruna
    Really like the decoration style. Nice guy and good food!
    Bruna · February 11, 2012
  • Katie M.
    Get a mimosa pitcher! They don't chinch on the champagne!!
    Katie McCrink · March 3, 2014
  • Haley S.
    The French toast Monte Cristo is to die for!!!
    Haley Stewart · May 11, 2012
  • Johanna B.
    Swap your side of bread for grits - it's worth it! #tasteslikehomecooking
    Johanna Bergan · January 3, 2015
  • Angela M.
    Great service... very friendly staff and great prices :-)
    Angela McLaughlin · September 16, 2011
  • Sondy B.
    Try the specials! But really you can't go wrong with anything.
    Sondy Bojanic · December 7, 2014
  • Stephen G.
    The breakfast potatoes were really fantastic.
    Stephen Goldmeier · January 15, 2014
  • Sabrina W.
    serve breakfast whole day long with mexican style food.
    Sabrina Wang · December 30, 2015
  • Tom P.
    Sure smells good in here. Going to have the spinach & crawfish omelette
    Tom Plant · May 8, 2011
  • Sherri M.
    Best crab cakes Benedict ever!
    Sherri McGee · December 12, 2014
  • Peter B.
    Tomato and mozz panini, awsome..
    Peter Barrett · May 11, 2012
  • Merle G.
    Best Monte Cristo sandwich ever!
    Merle Giles · November 21, 2014
  • Chris
    Great spot for breakfast/brunch.
    Chris · December 19, 2015
  • Robin B.
    Best steak and eggs ever!
    Robin Bristol · April 15, 2013
  • Laura A.
    Best food ... So good!!!
    Laura Aldana · August 22, 2015
  • Carissa R.
    All I can say is...where is my food? Omg this is taking forever!
    Carissa Roberts · February 10, 2013
  • Erica S.
    That truffle egg scramble tjough👌😍
    Erica Santiago · November 8, 2015
  • Mark S.
    Bacon bloody Mary... excellent!
    Mark Sultenfuss · January 9, 2014
  • Sherri M.
    Sherri McGee · December 12, 2014
  • Mario H.
    Favorite breakfast spot in New Orleans!
    Mario Herrero · March 18, 2015
  • Brandon J.
    Tell them your from Wisconsin!!!!!
    Brandon Jordan · April 28, 2012
  • Alex C.
    Great food. Awful service
    Alex Carrick · October 25, 2013
  • Brandon S.
    The food is awesome!!
    Brandon Spinner · January 25, 2012
  • Peter B.
    Good effin rubens.
    Peter Barrett · May 3, 2012
  • Chris K.
    Really slow service and mediocre food
    Chris Kramer · March 5, 2012
  • Neel B.
    Great breakfast burrito
    Neel Bhargava · September 30, 2013

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