We had breakfast at the recently reopened Camellia Grill during our trip to New Orleans. Camellia Grill is a beautiful old style diner inside of a Greek Revival home with a lively staff who clearly enjoy working there. Seats are all at the counter with the old fashioned bolted down swivel stools, white cloth napkins are a very nice touch.
For breakfast I had a Ham & Cheese Omelette which was easily the largest omelette I have ever seen. It was browned on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside, loaded with finely chopped ham.
My wife had waffles, not nearly as large of a portion as my omelette but delicious.
For dessert we both had a piece of pie, my wife Banana Cream, or as our friendly waiter corrected us, BO-nana pie, and I had the Pecan pie with Vanilla Ice Cream on top, easily my favorite part of the meal.
Our waiter warmed my Pecan Pie on the flat top grill with a lot of clarified butter.
Camellia Grill is an excellent stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s located just before the end of the St. Charles Streetcar line (when it’s running, it is currently under construction). Here is the address:
The Camellia Grill
626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118