The Old Coffee Pot, located on St. Peter Street in the French Quarter, closed after 125 years of operation in early February, but local restaurant chain Cafe Beignet has plans to reopen the historic breakfast joint.
Cafe Beignet, a New Orleans chain with three locations in the French Quarter, intends to revive the restaurant in late April as Cafe Beignet at the Old Coffee Pot.
Known as one of the French Quarter’s most historically significant businesses, the Old Coffee Pot is situated next to Pat O’Brien’s and Preservation Hall. The restaurant was well known for Creole and Cajun fare as one of the few spots around town that still served calas, rice fritters once sold by mobile vendors throughout the French Quarter.
Featured in 2018 on Gordon Ramsey’s television show “Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back,” the restaurant closed due to declining business.