The Start to A Good Day:
Our morning began at the office; checking emails, updating social calendars, and finalizing the details of a website build for a new client. Mike asked, “Hey, want to go check out Stanley this morning? I hear they’re a great breakfast spot.” My answer was, “Duh.” Because who doesn’t want to check out new breakfast spots? Especially one that situated right on the corner of Jackson Square caddy-corner to St. Louis Cathedral. We parked about two blocks away with no trouble, but if we had come a month earlier, we may have spent 15 minutes trying to find a spot. Upon arrival we were greeted at the front door and asked to be seated next to a window. Through the window we could see street artists, musicians, and tourists alike making their way through the square and into the quarter.
We waited about three minutes and were ready to order. Our waiter came over almost as soon as I had set my menu down and we ordered. I ordered the Breaux Bridge Benedict and Mike got the Eggs Benedict Poor Boy. We both ordered sides of the Creole Breakfast Potatoes. The Breaux Bridge Benedict was made of two thick pieces of French bread (likely Leidenheimer’s) topped with boudin, cheese, poached eggs, green onions, covered with hollandaise sauce and ham on the side. The Eggs Benedict Poor Boy is a po-boy with a breakfast twist. Slices of ham sit on top of toasted French bread with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and green onions. The Creole Breakfast Potatoes were to die for. They are a standard potato hash well seasoned with creole flavors and green onions mixed in for some extra flavor.
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Stanley was a phenomenal experience and some of the best breakfast food I have had in quite a while. I would highly recommend this place to any New Orleanian and especially to tourists looking to get a delicious start to their day. Thanks Stanley!
When asked for comment (across our only desk), Mike Osterfeld says, “That was a f*cking delicious breakfast.”
Stanley can be found at 547 St. Ann Street in the French Quarter. They are open 7am to 7pm every day.
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Written by Graham Cooper