I had a great breakfast at J'anita's on Magazine yesterday morning. The breakfast menu is standard diner fare, but everything was executed perfectly. I had light, fluffy, slightly wet scrambled eggs, crispy lightly fried shredded hash browns, perfectly cooked bacon, and plain old white Bunny bread toast (at my request; they have other bread options). Clearly everything was freshly cooked to order, which is nice to see for diner-style breakfast since usually bacon and hash browns seem to be cooked first thing and warmed up throughout the morning. The biscuits and gravy were creamy and peppery, and the omelet looked good but I didn't taste.
The service was great and the decor is welcoming and warm, of the "art for sale on the walls" school.
Prices are reasonable and comprable to the places where you would get a similar breakfast, like Slim Goodies, Blue Bird, Riccobono's, or Oak St. Cafe. The basic breakfast was better than any of those places though because of the cooked to order factor. J'anita's doesn't offer as many menu options; no migas, waffles, french toast/pain perdue, crabcakes, etc. If you want some perfectly cooked eggs and bacon or a generously stuffed omelet, I highly reccomend J'anitas. The lunch/dinner menu looks great too, with bbq, nachos, and a delicious sounding fish sandwich. I'll be going for supper soon.
1906 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA