Cafe Luna

Food: 6/10 Drinks: n/a Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Food here definitely gets me through a long study day. Muffins are good and hearty – tried a red bean muffin that kept me sane and full for hours! Their lunch menu has good amount of options from salads to sandwiches. It’s café food that isn’t terribly…

Breads on Oak

Food: 7/10 Drinks: 5/10 Vibes: 8/10 Midwest Foodie: Only had a few pastries here so I might have a hard time describing it in full. The selection is top notch and more varied than your typical coffee shop. I have enjoyed my pastries from here but didn’t think they were anything to write home about….

St. Roch Market

Food: 10/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Love the concept and LOVE THE FOOD! Have about 8 different food booths each serving up a different menu. Been here for breakfast and lunch and wow I can’t express how much I adore this place. I’ve heard it said around the hospital that the best cure…

Chill Out Café

Food: 8/10 Drinks: N/A  Vibes: 6/10 Midwest Foodie: Breakfast by day, Thai by night. They somehow make it work at Chill Out Café in the Carrolton area. Haven’t been here for breakfast but I’ve heard good things. Lets focus on the Thai. They make one of the better Pad Thai’s in NOLA and have a…

Square Root

Food: cheese plate: 9/10** Drinks: 10/10  Vibes: 7/10 Midwest Foodie: Only had the cheese plate here so I will withhold my full rating. The cheese plate was top notch though. Lots of tasty options with all the necessary jams and nuts on the side. Will have to come here for a proper meal soon and…

Blue Oak BBQ

Food: 9/10 Drinks: TBD Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Believe it or not, its hard to come by *great BBQ in New Orleans. This place is a New Orleans 9/10 for sure. I had the ribs and brisket and thought they were pretty good. The sides are what really elevates this place. The Brussels sprouts are…

Mimi’s in the Marigny

Food: 7/10 Drinks: 6/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Tapas. I’m really not crazy about tapas. They never seem to really fill me up and end up being on the pricey side for a decent sized meal. The food options here are decent but nothing to write home about. I do give them credit for their…

The Daily Beet

Food: 8/10 Drinks: 7/10 Vibes: 8/10 Midwest Foodie: Look this place is a 10 if you’re a health nut. For me though, to get a 10, you have to have some quality meat dishes. I do give The Daily Beet credit; I never walk out feeling like my belly is going to burst. I like…

Paladar 511

Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 20/10 Midwest Foodie: Italian food done right! We had some arancini to start that was very tasty. I never turn down a chance to get my hands on some homemade pasta, and their pappardelle really hit the spot. Noodles were fresh and sauce had just the right blend of spices….

Rue de la Course

Food: 7/10 Drinks: 6/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Doesn’t have a full menu but has some decent breads and muffins. Really like their zucchini bread although it is quite small. I would not come here for the food, but its serviceable if you need a bite while studying or gossiping. One thumb down.  West Coast…

Hi Volt

Food: 9/10 Drinks: 9.5/10 Vibes: 8/10 Midwest Foodie: They have muffins the size of your face! This place has the best café food I think I’ve ever seen. We haven’t had anything off their hot menu but it looks delicious. Only downside is it is quite expensive in comparison to other New Orleans coffee shops,…

La Petit Grocery

Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 9/10  Midwest Foodie: Wow wow wow. Great meal from start to finish! La Petite is a little pricey for a med student’s budget, but hey, my aunt was treating us tonight (thanks Juju!). We started with the best grilled octopus we’d ever tasted and some blue crab beignets. Yum! As…