Surrey's Cafe and Juice Bar (New Orleans, LA, USA)

Before the year ended, I finally made my way to Surrey's, which had been on my list of to-eats since the beginning of 2014.  And...I was impressed!  Well, I was impressed by their shrimp & grits, since I previously didn't have the best impression of grits.  Let's be honest here - before NOLA, I never had any incentive to try grits.  They don't sound particularly appetizing by the way they look and they're generally tasteless unless doused with some kind of sauce...

The only review I can give is on their shrimp & grits, but if you like shrimp and if you like grits - theirs is the best I've had so far in town!  Their presentation is on point, the taste is perfect, and the mouthfeel of the grits is also perfect (not mush, not undercooked).  The shrimp tastes fresh and their ingredients also look and taste fresh.  They also offer a great variety of juices, for those of you who are into drinking your serving of fruit and veggies.  I'll try them... one day.  Service and ambience here are good, on top of their delicious food, making this cafe a great place to have brunch!

Only downside is that there is no question there will be a wait on weekends...

Rating: 4.5/5 (food: shrimp & grits)
Price: $$

Tip: Open 8am-3pm daily

Surrey's Cafe and Juice Bar (Website)
1418 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
#: (504) 524-3828
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