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Cafe Jefferson

5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
+1 337-359-8525
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (35 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Delightful cafe on the Rip Van Winkle Gardens property. Choice of sandwiches or heavier fare if you like. Very tasty and not overly pricey. The views of Lake Peigneur were incredible. Nice little day trip lunch venue.

Thank TrainMan424242
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with some new friends that I had just met at the gardens. The service was fast and friendly. The restaurant overlooks a lake with lovely trees surrounding the area. The food was very well made with quality ingredients. They only have a lunch...More

Thank Polkadot72
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I eat here often. We love sitting under the big oak trees and listening to nature as we eat our lunch. The homemade bread rolls are to die for! Great food and beautiful, relaxing environment!!!

Thank rsrabt
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The service at the cafe was completely awful. We sat for 20 minutes at our table before we had to get the attention of the man who sat us, and he apologized and gave us menus. 15 minutes after getting the menus, I finally made...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

After a morning of birding the ponds of Rip's Rookery, we had a late lunch at Cafe Jefferson before heading back to Metairie. We were grateful for the casual atmosphere, as we didn't want to miss eating at this wonderful restaurant. The gumbo was the...More

Thank Montegut
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not crowded during lunch on this day; waitress helpful and attentive; starting with delicious mimosas, warm bread rolls and nice variety of lunch menu selections; enjoyed a chicken dish with gravy over rice, and shared po-boy sandwich, and dessert of key lime pie and coffee!...More

Thank dwr611
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We all had something different and the food was excellent. They also have the best rolls. Get the corner table by the window, with the best views of the lake.

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were told that Cafe Jefferson was good ... It was great! I had the bisque & my husband had the Crabmeat Au Gratin. The bisque was some of the best I have ever eaten. It had crawfish, crab & shrimp and they did not...More

Thank SusanCBM
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We each ordered one of the specialities, well prepared, friendly staff. Very moderately priced. Can be crowded during noon to 1:30 if a large group visits.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was our second time to eat at Cafe' Jefferson. We ate lunch here on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Our previous visit was in September 2016. The setting is beautiful, especially if you can sit outside. The wait staff is absolutely the BEST! The menu...More

Thank CruiseSki
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Iberia
  • Phone Number: +1 337-359-8525
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