Chill Out Cafe
Why It's Essential
Two disparate restaurants in one. Chill Out Cafe is a standard American breakfast diner in the early part of its schedule, but evolves into a Thai bistro later. The name and the premises seem more about the diner stuff, but in fact it's the Thai food that's more worth coming for. The owners and staff are cheerful and welcoming.
Paul and Bo Chen opened the Chill Out Cafe in 2008.
It's a small but attractive restaurant in a converted cottage with a wrap-around porch with a few more tables. Many windows give a bright outlook--just what you want in the morning. The staff is eager to please but slowed down a little by minor language issues.
For Best Results
Best bets: soups, noodles, and soups with noodles. Dumplings and similar dim-sum dishes are a house specialty. If you have a favorite Thai dish that's not on the menu, explain it and they'll probably cook it for you.
Chill Out Cafe729 Burdette St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA