New Orleans-style breakfast

New Orleans’ Best Breakfast

Only ten people a morning get the chance to experience New Orleans’ best breakfast.  The best breakfast in New Orleans won’t be found at Camellia Grill, Ruby Slipper, or in a chain hotel dining room.  It’s not just about the food, it’s about what it feels like to fall in love with New Orleans.

Five or six nights at La Belle Esplanade will never hurt your feelings—-it will make you feel better, both about New Orleans and about yourself.  New Orleans’ song soothes the savage breast.  New Orleans’ best breakfast soothes the hungry stomach.

Exhibit A:

Every morning is a pleasant surprise.
Every morning is a pleasant surprise.

You can read more about our breakfast page by CLICKING HERE, or you can keep reading this literary gem of an essay.  It should only take another minute of two.  Then you can click the link to this website’s breakfast page.  Don’t worry, I’ll reward your patience with a special offer at the end of this article.

La Belle Esplanade is not a restaurant.  It is a small boutique craft hotel.  If you want to experience New Orleans like you live here, let two certified New Orleans goodwill ambassadors show you the ropes.  We offer tailored recommendations based on what interests you.  Breakfast is when we get to talk with our guests in wide-ranging conversation about any topic New Orleans-related.  We love to share what it’s like to live in this wonderful city we call home.  We hope you’ll feel at home in New Orleans while you stay at La Belle Esplanade.  No one ever says their visit is too long.

We don’t cook at La Belle Esplanade.  New Orleans’ best breakfast is a curated meal of whatever is fresh in our neighborhood that morning.  Your host goes out on his motor scooter every morning to pick up fresh bread, fresh pastry, fresh whatever-looks-good-that-day.  Every morning, like the rest of the day, is full of pleasant surprises.  

Fruit for breakfast at La Belle Esplanade
Fruit for breakfast from our neighbor’s banana plant.

When you stay at La Belle Esplanade, ours is a small artisanal hotel.  We have beds and we have New Orleans’ best breakfast but what sets La Belle apart from anywhere else you can choose to stay is the hospitality.  You’ll meet the owners of this fine establishment that has been awarded the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award two years in a row.  Only 25 inns in America get this award.  Only 25 in the world.  La Belle has been ranked the #2 place to stay in the United States and #16 in the world.  We’ll sit and talk with you every morning for as long as you like.

The Most Interesting Man in New Orleans
One half of the dynamic duo who keeps La Belle Esplanade one of the top small hotels in the world.

Making personalized recommendations is La Belle Esplanade’s claim to fame, not the fact that we serve New Orleans’ best breakfast.  Go figure.  If you want to make authentically good New Orleans memories, you are on the right website.  We only have five suites, so availability is limited.  That is why only ten people a day can enjoy breakfast in this colorful mansion on Esplanade Avenue. Do your homework.  Don’t overplan.  There is more to New Orleans than what you’ll read in the guide books.  Just stay at La Belle Esplanade.  Show up.  New Orleans will take care of you.

September 5, 2019:. The slow season has ended.  Tourism season starts up again for another two and a half months.  It’s been a nice summer off.  Now, we’re ready to share our part of New Orleans with you.  Good memories are made in New Orleans.  The best memories are made at La Belle Esplanade.

If you want to keep yourself in an authentic New Orleans state of mind, we have a sister blog that really, really gets into the nitty gritty of what it is like to live in this wonderful city we call home.   CLICK HERE.  Welcome to our world.  We hope you’ll make La Belle Esplanade your New Orleans headquarters the next time you visit.  You belong here.

Your balcony awaits
This can be where you relax before going out again. You’re own private balcony.