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Live Oak Cafe

8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-2040
+1 504-265-0050
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-2040
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We went here for breakfast. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious and reasonable price. Everything was very fresh and coffee came first and was topped up. The extra deal was that we were able to listen to a couple playing great...More

Thank shapeup24
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We purposely sought this place out based on ratings and recommendations. The street car made it very accessible. Sign on the door indicated that they were on a hiatus. In the bar next door, the neigborhood grape vine said that Oak Cafe was closed or...More

Thank Nels F
LiveOakCafeNola, Owner at Live Oak Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Nels, I'm so sorry you came out to visit us, only to find we were closed. The majority partner has decided to sell. I am the chef and minority owner and am working through a buy out deal to take over complete ownership and...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were a staying at an Airbnb in the area and wandered down to find breakfast. Oak St has lots of awesome choices! We were seated right away but can see it getting a line up. It has a cool fun vibe with the live...More

Thank Spoonermomma1
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with great music and great food! Definitely would highly recommend this place! My family each got a different dish and they were all great!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went for brunch and it was worth the wait, but it was a long wait. Shrimp and grits was amazing, the best I have ever had. Music was okay and fit the space well. I would recommend it.

Thank vonjolly
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I ordered the BLT on wheat with fruit and my husband got the hangover and a $5 Bloody Mary. Everything was so delicious! We have definitely found a new addition to our favorite spots for brunch. We lucked out and only had to wait on...More

Thank travelpaige91
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Live Oak Cafe is a pleasant restaurant on cool Oak Street in Uptown. It has nice outdoor seating and large seating area inside. They have a large menu with many traditional breakfast options as well as unique options. They even have a band to play...More

Thank rowan816
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Hopped off the St Charles Streetcar and had a walk up Oak St. Found this delightful Cafe, friendly and helpful staff, great food, clean (great restrooms)

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great place great breakfast had great live music going on. I got one of the best omelettes I think I've ever had there. Can't wait to go back!

Thank lawcna
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

How really great this place is...EXCELLENT food, wonderful service, and log be music! Doesn't get better than this.

Thank afoodie4life
LiveOakCafeNola, Owner at Live Oak Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your lovely review! I'll pass along the compliment on service to our waitstaff. Come back and see us soon! -Clare Leavy (chef/co-owner Live Oak Cafe)

Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the
greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down
the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate
feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the
students living in the area ensure that Uptown and
Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly
fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife
and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s
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Questions & Answers
19 December 2015|
Response from LiveOakCafeNola | Property representative |
hey there. i don't have a recipe with measurements, but if you're reasonably proficient in a kitchen you should be good. The grits are cooked in water, but once done we add cream & Gruyere cheese. For the shrimp. Put shrimp... More
26 June 2015|
Response from LiveOakCafeNola | Property representative |
Its uptown in the riverbend. Takes about 15 min in a cab from downtown.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118-2040
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-265-0050
  • E-mail
Fresh local ingredients, everything from scratch. Down home a decadent Southern brunch. Friendly staff and cocktail specials with Live Music daily 10am-1pm. Daily menu and music schedule on Facebook.
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