500BestSquareBarbecue Shrimp and Grits @ Cafe Adelaide

Cafe Adelaide has the best breakfast in town outside of Brennan’s. This is not merely because the cooking is good, but because the menu includes a lot of classic local breakfast dishes that rarely find their ways onto other menus. Some of these are reworking of classic Brennan-family Creole breakfasts. For a long time, Cafe Adelaide made terrific grillades and grits. It fell off the menu, to be replaces by a version of shrimp and grits with spicy, dark, big New Orleans barbecue shrimp, with the addition of . The grits are stone-ground (when will all grits be made that way?) and chili peppers and prok belly finish up a dish great for a cold morning.


Cafe Adelaide. CBD: 300 Poydras St. 504-595-3305.

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  1. Dr Rick Tucker on January 14, 2015

    Tom, you continue to announce that Cafe Adelaide has the best breakfast in town, not just because they always have grillades and grits always(August 2014 posting) I invited guests to join me for such on 1/14/15 and was informed by a long time watier that they have not had such…..please explain.

    • Tom Fitzmorris on January 14, 2015

      It is impossible for me to check every datum about every restaurant in town every day, even by phone with a staff of ten. It’s just me here. Thanks for letting me know about that menu change.

      Tastefully yours,
      Tom Fitzmorris