Sunday, January 10, 2010

Abita Springs Cafe - Abita Springs, Louisiana (New Orleans area)

Abita Springs Café
22132 Level Street
Abita Springs, Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish)
Tuesday-Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

It’s worth a short drive from New Orleans north to Abita Springs to visit the Abita Springs Café – for several reasons. Go for a little bit of country, a whole lot of hospitality and some darn good food.

I went for lunch, but also ordered (and had only a small bite from) one of their famous oversized breakfast biscuits; it was enough for an entire meal – and delicious. The lunch menu is standard fare of sandwiches, salads and burgers. I had a fried chicken sandwich, which was good but I would return for breakfast, their big draw. The menu varies for breakfast but that’s where the creative flair comes in: debris grits with pork gravy; eggs and crab cakes (occasionally), a muffin with egg and spinach. Breakfast is served all day.

Seating is available outdoors when the weather permits.

Studies indicate Louisianans are among the happiest in the U.S. It shows in their hospitality; a visit to the Abita Springs Café is testimony to that. © 2010 All right reserved.

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