Algiers Point {It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood}

Algiers Point {It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood}

I love the neighborhood I live in. Even though my house may be haunted. It’s the Mayberry of New Orleans. Don’t believe me? Spend a lazy day with the family following my guide to being a Pointe Algerine.

Eat in Algiers Point

Tout de Suite

My favorite time to go to Tout de Suite is on Sundays for brunch. Hands down, no lie … they have the best Huevos Rancheros. I’m also a fan of the bagel and lox. Additionally, they offer breakfast staples like eggs, waffles, pancakes, and muffins.


Tavolina is a new addition to the neighborhood. Their gourmet pizzas are top notch. And so is their ferry companion daiquiri! Grab one to go!

The Dry Dock

Dry Dock offers up your classic New Orleans food – fried seafood, gumbo, etouffé – as well as burgers, tamales and standard ‘bar food.’ I always get the Crawfish Maureenica.

Drink in Algiers Point

Congregation Coffee Roasters

Chalkboard in Congregation CoffeeStop in for a cup of coffee and pastry at our neighborhood’s very own coffee bean roaster and shop. The shop is kid-friendly, complete with a chalkboard in the main area (and changing table in the restroom.)

Old Point Bar

A true neighborhood dive, you can find many Pointe Algerines at OPB. It’s fun to sit outside sipping on Patty’s rum punch (watch out!) or a beer, enjoying the weather as you watch ships chug along on the river. You will frequently find kids of all ages either at the outdoor tables with their parents or playing in the field next door to OPB.

Crown and Anchor

We have it all in the Point – even our very own British pub. I am a big fan of the cider. On Fridays, you can usually find the outdoor tables and back patio packed with people. Krackburger sets up on Fridays right outside of C+A- and the sliders are pretty delicious.

Be Merry … in Algiers Point

Levee in Algiers PointLevee Walk

One of the best views of the New Orleans skyline can be seen from the levee on the Algiers Point side, near the ferry. Take the paved path atop the levee to see that skyline along with ships going to and from the Gulf of Mexico. The bike path actually runs all the way to Old Gretna … just in case you’re up for some cycling.

Confetti Park

Confetti Park is a staple among families here in the Point. The park has playground equipment suitable for kids 2-12. Though, my son is 1.5 years old and we take him there frequently to swing and play on the ride-on toys. There is plenty of shade as well as picnic tables and benches.

Delcazal Park

Delcazal, a few blocks away from Confetti Park, also has playground equipment. But, unlike Confetti Park, there is a large grassy area that serves as space for light ball games…and picnics. We like to throw out the picnic blanket and lounge on a sunny, but not too hot kind of day. Delcazal is also the host location to the annual Spooktacular Halloween Party – one of my favorite events put on by Confetti Kids.

Confetti Park in Algiers Point

Free Lil Pantry

Have extras at home that someone else can use? Drop it off at the Point’s own Free Lil Pantry – Take what you need; leave what you can. We often times leave travel toiletries and canned goods. The products typically don’t stay for long. The Free Lil Pantry is located right in front of the community garden.

Rosetree Gallery

Pop in to sign up for a “Blow Your Own” class at Rosetree Gallery. If you have a few minutes to spare (maybe sans kids), take a look around the shop. The artwork is beautiful. Rosetree also offers gift certificates that can be user for a class or artwork.

Beatrix Bell Gift Shop

At the end of your day, when you have fallen in love with Algiers Point, stop in Beatrix Bell’s recently opened gift shop. Bea hand-makes and sells jewelry in the shop. Her space also serves host to several other local artists that sell their goods there. Go ahead and buy yourself an I Love Algiers Point mug or koozie.

Come Back Soon

Didn’t fit everything into one day? All the more reason to visit Algiers Point again soon.

Walking along the Mississippi River


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