OK now I am going to talk about what has become one of my favorite places in New Orleans for breakfast and lunch. That place is Surreys Uptown.
Surreys Uptown – Smokin’ Hot Healthy Food — Breakfast and Lunch
Now there are two restaurants called Surreys both on the same street, Magazine, but at almost opposite ends. I have not eaten at the one further downtown yet. But if the food is as good as the one Uptown then it’s worth the trip.
First time I went here was my birthday when my girlfriend surprised me with the gift of a Sunday brunch here. Surreys Uptown is perched in an old shotgun home set back from the street. It’s covered by large oak trees which gives a homey natural vibe to the place.
When we got there we could see that folks were waiting to be seated and there was a rather long list that the hostess put us on. But we were not in a hurry so we decided to wait the half hour or so.
Next door Le Bon Temps Roule bar sits and offers to those who wait mixed drinks, beer and wine. We chose their delicious Bloody Mary’s. When our time came we were seated at the table right there on the porch where we could sit under the trees and watch the traffic mosey on by and listen to the subdued conversation of the other patrons at tables near the sidewalk.
I ordered the Costa Rican breakfast — eggs up with beans and rice and plantains. Good, wholesome fair. The eggs from their own chickens and everything is fresh and made to order. The coffee was delicious.
Today my cousins from the S.F. Bay area were in town so we went there for brunch. No reservations were necessary it being during the week. They pulled two tables together to accomodate and we ordered from their generous menu.
This time I got the Huevos Rancheros, one of my all-time favorite breakfasts, served in a large bowl with black beans and mole sauce. Oh…My… God. Incredible.
Someone ordered grits as a side dish and we eat took a spoonful of the most delicious, creamy grits you ever tasted. The coffee was great, I had three cups. The service from the tattooed young female staff was top-notch.
Gotta say that Surreys Uptown now become one of my favorite breakfast places. And breakfast is served all day long by the way. You can’t go wrong having a meal at this place.
They also have a juice bar so you can order fresh squeezed juices to go with your meal. This is a real healthy food place, made with the freshest of ingredients. But make no mistake, the food is delicious, the type of thing the New Orleans palate demands.
Surreys Uptown is located at 4807 Magazine St. They serve from 8-3 daily. 895-5757 for reservations. Oh, and you can only pay with cash. No credit cards.
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