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Five NOLA Spots for National French Toast Day

November 23, 2021
By: Burke Bischoff

In a city as French as New Orleans, it's no surprise that we like some French toast. Although, "French toast" as we know it actually has more ancient origins. The earliest known mention of French toast was in a Latin recipe book dated from the 1st century AD, aka when the Roman Empire was still around. So for National French Toast Day on November 28, celebrate this classic treat by ordering it at these five NOLA restaurants.


Jimmy J's Café

Considered to by New Orleans' funkiest little café, Jimmy J's is known best for its all-day breakfast menu. Here, you can get three different French toasts to enjoy. You can get a classic, or two others that incorporate elements from other dishes, namely Bananas Foster and Monte Cristo. No matter what you get, Jimmy J's will make it terrific! 115 Chartres St., 504-309-9360, jimmyjscafe.com


Surrey's

Surrey's is an eclectic café and organic juice bar with two locations on beautiful Magazine Street. No matter what location you go to, make sure to grab their Bananas Foster French Toast. This dish comes stuffed with banana-cream cheese and topped with rum, brown sugar, butter, and powdered sugar. Make sure to order one of their refreshing juice drinks too! Multiple Locations, surreysnola.com


The Ruby Slipper Café

The Ruby Slipper Café is an award-winning local restaurant with 11 locations all across the Gulf Coast region. You can get their Brioche French Toast either classic style or stuffed whatever filling is featured for that day. You can also order the French Toast Bites, which are served with a praline sauce and cream cheese icing. Order some coffee and enjoy your brunch at the Ruby Slipper. Multiple Locations, therubyslippercafe.net


Slim Goodies Diner

Starting in 2002, Slim Goodies Diner is a popular spot for both tourists and locals. Their French toast, or pain perdu, is very traditional. Their French bread is soaked in eggs, milk, and cinnamon, grilled, and then dusted with powdered sugar. While digging in, why not spice up your morning with some of their Irish coffee or Bloody Mary? 3322 Magazine St., 504-891-3447, slimgoodiesdiner.com


Toast

Not too far from the Old Ursuline Convent is Toast on Decatur Street. As the name implies, they have many different types of toast, as well as French toast, to choose from. You can get your French toast with berries, stuffed with coconut cream, or even as a king cake! Start your morning off right and head over to Toast! 1035 Decatur St., 504-300-5518, toastneworleans.com

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