On my recent visit to New Orleans, I ended up stumbling upon the Ruby Slippers Cafe on Magazine Street while searching for breakfast.
It was love at first sight. The hardwood tables, high ceilings and gorgeous decor reminded me of some of my favorite tranquil cafes in Melbourne, Sydney and DC.
Then it was eternal love at first bite. I ordered the shrimp and grits breakfast… the gulf shrimp prepared in an Abita Amber BBQ sauce served over creamy slow-cooked grits, with a buttermilk biscuit on the side. Oh wow. It was super good.
The barbecue sauce was not overpowering, just giving some flavor to the grits, and the shrimp were super fresh.
So, I ended up coming back to Ruby Slippers another day. This time I ordered the Bananas Forster Pain Perdu… according to the menu, ”Pain Perdu”, or lost bread, is a french bread-based French toast served with applewood smoked bacon and topped with Bananas Foster topping. Bananas Forster is a famous New Orleans dessert of bananas flambeed in rum and sugar. OMG amazing. Super sweet, but amazing.
And one of the best things about the Ruby Slippers… they serve these delicious breakfasts all day, as well as breakfast mimosas. Hells yeah!
See the website for more information. I highly recommend!
The Ruby Slippers Cafe
200 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana