A charming little sandwich cafe near City Park just off Canal Boulevard, Cafe Navarre continues the tradition of quaintness and honest food began a long time ago by Weaver's. A new part of the picture is breakfast, which is especially popular on weekends.
Weaver's opened in 1946 and lasted until just before Katrina, whose flooding was particularly deep in this area. In 2007, the current management took over, renovated the cute old place, and reopened with a much more contemporary style. One of the owners has a family connection with the Peppermill, whose breakfast style can be seen here.
The small dining room has an antique feel, and looks more like an ice cream parlor than a restaurant. But most diners prefer the tables on the patio in front of the cafe. Enough of them to make the place look as if a yard sale is going on. No matter where you are, you order at the counter, and sometimes pick up, too.
Breakfast here is good but sketchy in its service. Again, don't come here in a hurry, but enjoy the old-time laid-back feeling.