My brother came to town this weekend for the Red Dress Run and I convinced him grabbing breakfast was a good idea. We typically bring friends to Slim Goodies Diner when they come to visit us in New Orleans (or Coulis, which I love… but my brother has already been to Coulis) so my brother wanted to check it out. Slim Goodies is great if you get there during a lull (we got there around 10am and we didn’t have to wait). If you get to Slim Goodies and they are busy, get ready to wait outside, just like Camellia Grill.
Outside Slim Goodies doesn’t look like much, just another shop along Magazine St. On the inside it’s pretty ‘funky’. The wait staff are all pretty alternative and the decor matches that bohemian vibe. The walls peppered with pictures of people who have sat in your seats before you.
I got the Heaven (which is a pecan waffle topped with strawberries and whipped cream) sans whipped cream and including a side of bacon which I smothered in cane syrup. At this point the restaurant became fairly busy and my waffle came without any syrup. The staff was pretty prompt about filling out coffee and I was able to ask for some.
My brother got the Creole Slammer which included hash browns, two eggs (cooked your way), smothered in crawfish etouffee and a biscuit to soak it all up. He also got a side of bacon his he claimed to be some of the best bacon he ever had, as you can see he ate it all before I could take a picture. I should add, the coffee was pretty good and always tasted fresh.
I definitely recommend Slim Goodies, we typically bring friends there from out of town. It’s a nice change from Camellia grill and is super casual… which is nice after a long night of drinking. You’ll find that most of the other people there are in the same boat.