July 29th
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Join Us for Brunch!

Our annual Me+3 Brunch Fundraiser is here! Come enjoy delicious food, introduce your friends to the Cafe, and pay it forward!

We'll have 2 seating times for you to join us, both featuring the same scrumptions menu. 9:30am for the breakfast crowd and 10:45am for the brunch crew.

A $20 donation provides a meal for you and 3 future Cafe guests. Reserve your spot at 9:30 or 10:45. Click here to make reservations.

Too far to travel for breakfast or want to stay home and still support the Cafe? A $20 no-show donation provides 4 future meals! Click here to make a donation.

Can't wait to see you there!
about us...
The Crescent City Cafe serves the poor and marginalized members of our community with dignity and provides individuals the opportunity to build relationships and connect with one another through the sharing of a meal. We currently host free breakfasts twice a month for the homeless and low-income population of New Orleans and plan to open a pay-what-you-can community cafe in the near future. Since serving our first breakfast in 2009, we have provided our guests the chance to be served a delicious meal while simultaneously being treated with dignity and respect.
We desire to 1) serve all cafe guests a delicious meal with dignity, 2) unite all individuals around a common purpose to serve the community through shared meals, and 3) create community while recognizing food insecurity does not define a person or their worth.
we're expanding!
We are opening a pay-what-you-can community cafe! As the need for food security continues to grow in New Orleans, so does the vision of the Crescent City Cafe. We will expand and create a full-service cafe, operate our own restaurant space, and serve breakfast and brunch daily. Anyone that visits us will be able to enjoy a meal regardless of his or her ability to pay.

The Crescent City Cafe will join over 60 pay-what-you-can community cafes in the United States including the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in New Jersey, S.A.M.E. Cafe (So All May Eat) in Denver, and F.A.R.M. Cafe (Feed All Regardless of Means) in North Carolina. This practice of inclusive dining will help the Crescent City Cafe build a diverse, interconnected community where low-income guests dine and volunteer side-by-side with paying customers.

We are excited to expand and serve more people with dignified dining. Click Here to contact our Executive Director, Adelle Bergman!



every 1st and 3rd saturday of the month
The Crescent City Cafe at Rayne is our current volunteer-led free breakfast for the homeless and low-income people of New Orleans. Since 2009 we have provided a dignified dining experience for our guests and volunteers, simulating the look and feel of a restaurant while also encouraging a strong sense of community. The guests are greeted at the door, seated by a host, orders are taken by a server, and a plate of nourishing food is delivered for the guests’ enjoyment.
The Crescent City Cafe at Rayne is run by volunteers, from hosts to servers to the cooks. Each volunteer is eager to help people that are homeless, to give back, and to create change in their community. The Crescent City Cafe believes that we can and will do powerful things when connected with one another in service to our community. Volunteers are needed from 7am until 10:30am on the first and third Saturdays of each month and must be 18 years of age or older. Click the button to sign up.

Can’t make it on Saturdays? Contact us about Friday prep nights or helping with laundry on the 3rd weekend.

Do you have a certain skill? We need skilled volunteers with experience in fundraising, accounting, legal work, marketing, menu planning, and more. Contact us to share your talents with the Crescent City Cafe!