Paloma Cafe is an all-day spot in the Bywater destined to become part of your morning routine. There’s no real theme to the menu, but you’ll find everything from yogurt and granola and shakshuka at breakfast to a great lunchtime roast pork torta, along with high quality coffee. It’s easy to spend a lot of time here, because of the comfortable space and nice staff, but also because you can quickly transition from coffee to cocktails and not think twice. After you stop by for breakfast or an early lunch, walk to Crescent Park on the river or grab a drink by the pool at The Country Club.
Paloma Cafe is permanently closed.
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Bacchanal in the Bywater is a wine-fueled utopia, with nightly live music, a huge backyard, and an atmosphere that could never be duplicated.
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Mimi’s in the Marigny serves tapas by day and stays open until 4am. Stop by to play some pool, and keep drinking until way later than you should.
The Country Club
Go to The Country Club in the Bywater to drink by to a pool, or for drag brunch. Either way, you’re going to enjoy yourself.
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You should have a muffuletta when you’re in New Orleans, and since the sandwich was invented here, get one from Central Grocery in the Quarter.
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