Surrey’s Cafe and Juice Bar has opened another shop past Napoleon in Uptown. There is seating outside to watch the passing cars on Magazine but, frankly, it is a little warm to eat outside in New Orleans.
Going in will find you eating with students, off call medics from Touro and Oschner and a few of those ladies who lunch. Surrey’s serves all sorts of great breakfast foods from omelette’s to fritattas to shrimp and grits but they also serve one of my favorite things–fried chicken and waffles. The fried boneless breast of chicken has a bit of cayenne in the seasoning to give it a little bite and they serve both maple syrup and Steen’s cane syrup with the thick but light waffles. The plate also comes with two eggs and so you leave very, very full.
My dining companion got lost and arrived almost 45 minutes late, so I got to watch plenty of what other people were eating. I might have to try the BLT (bacon just hanging out of the bread) or the Ponchatula French Toast (stuffed with strawberries and cream cheese) next time.