Feb 29, 2024 - Food and Drink

Wakin' Bakin' has a breakfast sandwich worth trying in New Orleans

Photo shows a breakfast sandwich on a white plate with a turquoise restaurant in the background.

The Sourdough King breakfast sandwich is dressed with roasted garlic aoli. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

Wakin' Bakin' in Mid-City fits the bill for a casual, family-friendly breakfast option with outdoor dining.

What I ordered: Sourdough King breakfast sandwich ($16) with Cajun smashed hash.

  • The sandwich had bacon, eggs, spinach, tomatoes, cheese and avocados with a delicious roasted garlic aoli.
  • The hash was Creole-spiced boiled potatoes that are smashed, fried and then spiced again. I loved this crispy side.

If you go: Wakin' Bakin' has locations in Mid-City and the French Quarter.

  • The venue is tiny, so be prepared to wait for a table and for your food.

The vibe: The restaurant's outdoor picnic tables were filled with families and friends on the day I ate at the Mid-City location. We were all enjoying the gorgeous patio weather.

  • There was a constant stream of people picking up take-out orders, too.
Photo shows the turquoise exterior of Wakin' Bakin' in Mid-City.
The Wakin' Bakin' location in Mid-City has a few picnic tables that fill up fast during nice weather. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

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