The Camellia Grill
is a diner with New Orleans style. Linen napkins,
servers dressed in whites with a black bowtie and, most
endearingly, syrup pourers filled with melted butter on
I went for
breakfast. Breakfast-wise, Camellia Grill is
famous both for its huge omelets and its pecan waffles.
I went the pecan waffle route - Eureka, a rarity in the
world of breakfast, a pecan waffle that is packed with
pecans. Along side, perfect diner sausages -
glistening with grease and when cut open - all white
Later in the day -
while they serve all the basic sandwiches and sides, the
thing to order is their cheeseburger. On Mondays,
only, go for the red beans and rice with hamburger patty
Service is fun.
A fist bump greeting, constant chatter, a song or two -
the guys know what they're doing, and they have fun at
Some may remember
the Hummingbird Cafe, before it got urban renewalized.
I have missed it during my trips to New Orleans but
think I've found a great replacement.