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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! These donuts are DELICIOUS! I wish I had discovered them sooner! They're best when they're fresh, super soft and hot. Even if they're not right out of the fryer they are completely sinfully delicious-and it feels great! Lord forgive me!
Def a New Orleans must have!
When I first tasted their donuts, it brought be back to what donuts used to taste like when I was a kid, before people started getting dry, cake-y donuts from their local supermarkets. Rich, dense, chewy fried dough is at the heart of all their sublime creations..
Oh, you said your local donut place skimps on the filling? Not here - the bavarian cream-filled donut here is pumped so full of cream it's almost bursting at the seams. And although I've never been a big jelly donut guy, I now realize it's because I never had one here: dense, chewy and glazed with ample filling of rich, thick raspberries. I could go on, but you get it.
This is the only game in town. When you're tired of fooling around and ready to get serious about some big-boy donuts, the Buttermilk Drop is waiting to welcome you home.
Only buttermilk drops that exceed the iconic McKenzie's version. Words cannot capture the joy and wonder. It has to be experienced.
My review is based solely on the taste of the butter milk drops and the service. The Buttermilk are absolutely sinful! I brought a dozen to my cousins in Oakland last week and they were wild for them too. My mom loves them. The service when I go there is great friendly and courteous.
The buttermilk drops were so delicious and moist on the inside.. yummy! Definitely going back.
Breakfast plate and an order of dounuts can feel a car full after a good rave
Breakfast rice & Buttermilk Drop Donuts! Yummy!
Breakfast was quick and easy. I enjoyed the hash browns and shrimp. They do not have any hot sauce so if you want some bring your own.
All i had was an apple fritter but it was the best apple fritter i have had in NOLA
Bag some donut holes. Get here in the early AM to literally have them melt your tongue to sugary nirvana
Definitely a place where the locals go. The portion sizes were huge. Everything was delicious. But there wasn't much seating, only 2 tables.
Good donuts and a great breakfast /brunch menu
Mmmmm festival fresh
I really enjoy there breakfast plates and donuts. Especially there shrimp and grits. Although my favorite is the hash brown plate. It's just melt in your mouth. On top of that there prices are reasonable. There service is fast. You will be in and out!!
YES. Just go here. If you have even a little bit of a sweet tooth you won't be disappointed. I had two of the red velvet and two original buttermilk drops, and I loved them. For some reason they are just perfect.
Love!! Love!! Love!! There isn't anything that I tried that was not AWESOME!! Everything is fresh and the staff are super awesome. Those buttermilk drops will having you singing
Great breakfast food. Very filling. Donuts are great!
Delicious, cheap desserts and doughnuts. They also serve dirt cheap breakfast while it last.
I love their breakfast and my kid's love their donuts.
Love the buttermilk drops.
I couldn't give this more stars but I would. The buttermilk drops are AMAZING. It's off the usual touristy track but absolutely worth it! They're fluffy and not dry at all even though they're fried. Trade in those hit-and-miss beignets in the french quarter for these homey delicious morsels.
They have daily specials for breakfasts too! The french toast is very tasty.
The service is A 1 didn't have to wait long at all. Just found out about Buttermilk Drop Bakery & Cafe yesterday. That's my new favorite spot now the shrimp &hash brown is exclusive loving it
Bit of a wait sometimes but well worth it. Everything I've eaten so far has been good!
Amazing drops and donuts. But their breakfast rice is one of my favourite things in New Orleans, don't forget the hot sauce too.
This morning's experience was horrible. I have visited many times before and service wonderful but today was the worst. Piss poor service and absolutely no customer service skills and major attitude. I aim to support black owned businesses but why when the staff makes you feel like they're doing you a favor to spend your money. Never a compliant about the food and its quality... Excellent as always... Not saying I will never return but definitely taking a hiatus
I love the buttermilk drops & apple fritters! I've been meaning to try one of their breakfast specials next time I go, they look really good & are really reasonably priced.
If you haven't stopped here for breakfast... You just haven't had breakfast. Also... Ypuremot buying donuts here, you're gettimg fantasy edible clouds
This place is great. Everything I got here is awesome. I highly recommend this place.
Beat buttermilk drops in the city also the breakfast plates with rice or hash browns are very good and filling as well.
I went there to buy my neighbors some cinnamon rolls. As I looked at the pastry case, I noticed two roaches crawling on the pastries that I wanted to purchase. I left. I never returned.
The food is good at times but the grits be watery must times they need to try oatmeal also other than that the food is good just work on the staff an their attitude customer's service is a must PLEASE
If you are looking for great hot breakfast food that will fill you up at a fair price, this is the place. The Buttermilk Drop is an institution and serves up the highest quality drops I've had in the city. This store will whip up a serious and hearty breakfast sandwich in no time...the wait is slight, and the product is solid.
This place has some of the best buttermilk donuts I have ever had! They call them buttermilk drops. They also serve breakfast!
Just delish. and last Saturday I arrived before close but they were closed and locked but owner saw me, went to back, found me a dozen!! So nice. And the drops are da bomb!!
The cashier looked as if she had just rolled out of bed. When I asked to see the size of the containers she made an exaggerated attempt to make a small square with her hands. Another employee had to intervene, and held up the containers so that I could see the sizes. The cashier acted as if she couldn't hear after I repeated my order 1000 times she still got it wrong. The only reason the two stars were given is because of the size of the shrimp which were in my lumpy gritty grits.
Wife and I find this gem years ago and ago buy every time we drive to/through new Orleans. This is the absolute best donut you can get anywhere.
Visiting New Orleans and found this gem. The staff is great and the donuts are to notch. Thank you for the great service.
The buttermilk drops are amazing. The breakfast offerings are so good. The hashbrown bowl with bacon and cheese....mmmmmm... it can get busy but that's part of the fun. Watching the interactions.
Delicious sugar rush..Good customer service. Nice variety of meal choices.
This Establishment is by far one of the best places to visit and to get all your bakery needs. I was fanbugastic by the variety of what they had to offer. I ordered the breakfast rice as my main dish with eggs on the side and the tasteful hash browns that melted inside my mouth. Food was "Hot" and "Fresh" as I like it to be! There was two checkout windows which was getting customer in and out in a timely manner! Ms. Dionne helped me with my order and explained to me in detail the menu and I asked her what would she recommend to me that would be cheaper to get, and she was happy to give me her opinion and it was "Great".Ms. Dionne was honest and caring and I respected that! The staff members at this location was very friendly and professional with a "Smile", and I really appreciated that alot. So if your every in this neck of the wood, I highly recommend this establishment to new comers and family and friends! Come on in and see what the fuss is all about!
Great place to get breakfast and donuts. Had the Shrimp and Grits with a biscuit. I live out of town and had to get the buttermilk drop donuts and an Apple Fritter. All was delicious but get there early.
Neighborhood is a little sketchy, but the food is awesome! Had a sausage egg and cheese biscuit, where the biscuit was really light and fluffy.
Buttermilk donuts bring me back to my childhood at McKenzie's bakery.
Great place- the neighborhood is more like where I grew up in the East Bay so don't expect a Wholefoods on the corner.
Fast service multiple people working to help keep wait times down food was fresh and hot
Their buttermilk drops always hit the spot! I also like their breakfast fried rice its tasty and filling. I wish it was optional to add eggs to it instead of it already being mixed into it and it would be perfect!
Every time I visit New Orleans I come here and get the tastiest food. This is my soul food breakfast spot!
AMAZING service! I went during the last hours and the donuts/buttermilk drops were perfect
The Best I Love to Support My Own!! Love them!!! All Good Vibes!!! They wake up so early with great morning attitudes saluted to this wonderful place the red velvet donuts holes are A1!
Service was fast.
Breakfast plate was delicious.
Donuts was incredible.
Keep up the good work.
The service is ALWAYS excellent. Continued success and grateful appreciation. Mr. Randy ( St. Leo)
The owner is a con artist. He was located on Decatur & had a location in the RiverWalk Outlet Mall (Wink's bakery both closed down), where he con his employees out of their wages. If you support this business, you're supporting a thief who take advantage of hardworking middle class Americans! I AM positive he'll be back at his conniving ways soon. Pay attention. Why are you closing down stores & opening up new locations? (Changing the businesses names over and over again) Why? (Bankruptcy) Beware and do your research. He's rotten to the core, but what you reap you will sow!
Seafood omelette is the best. The French toast was also delicious. But the buttermilk drops are the best dessert in New Orleans, skip the beignets and run to get a Buttermilk drop so sweet and soft.
Delicious donuts! They also have really great breakfast food. Gold star!
My husband and I stopped here and OH MY. He got the pork chop special, I got a steak, egg and cheese biscuit- both were SO GOOD and very filling. The biscuits are excellent. We also got two apple fritters, because they looked too good. They tasted even better than they looked. I would recommend this place up and down. Everyone who worked there had a smiling face and seemed very sweet. One of the most authentic tasting things we ate in New Orleans during our stay. Thank you!
I visited New Orleans for the first time, for a work conference, so I was unfamiliar of the food options available. I ordered from Buttermilk Drop Bakery via Uber Eats and it was so delicious! I got the raisin square (fantastic) and the Seafood Hash Bowl (it might be too much cheese for some, but the seafood and potatoes were amazing).
Very good bakery, as welll as GREAT BREAKFAST. ANY THING U WANT. GOOD PRICES. GOOD FOOD. PLEASANT WORKERS.
We stumbled across this place in looking for breakfast spots near where we were staying for the week. We were in town for 5 days and 3 of them were spent getting breakfast from Buttermilk Drop. The people who tell you that you must try the beignets in town, just haven't had a buttermilk drop yet. Beignets don't even compare!
I just ran across this place and oh my God the food is ready good and the service from the staff was professional. This is not just your ordinary bakery. If you're ever in the area you have to stop by this place for some great stuff.
The best black Owen bakery shop in new Orleans (I stop there for donuts every Sunday after church)
Good donuts and breakfast too. Enjoy the fancy 🍩 donuts. A little wait but if you want something good you will wait.
If you looking for nice sit down, keep moving. Food is good. No restrooms. Good donuts.
Good spot. It's a no frills donut shop, but the breakfast food is really good and the prices are unbeatable. It may look a little rough, but the people here are friendly. You might just want to order to go.
Great food especially the biscuits! Down home place with mostly local customers, no fancy atmosphere. You MUST try the donut holes👌👌👌
Honestly the best food I have ever eaten in my life! Truly amazing! I might just move closer so I can eat there regularly!
Best apple fritters and king cakes any place. Good grits and crispy bacon. Great value
In the words of my amazing wife, Butter milk drop donuts is fabulous!! The bacon is so good too, don't forget the breakfast rice.
Service is okay. Asked if they had hot donuts; were told yes and then preceded to pack up cold ones for us. Lol. We would like hot donuts at 7am since you have them; not cold old ones. Buttermilk drops are my sis' to-die-for food, but I prefer regular ones. I enjoyed the earn glaze donuts that I ate. Also, I'm intrigued by their Cafe next door. We'll have to check it out when next we're in town
Best jelly donuts in the city. Serve hot breakfast plates lots of good selection. No waiting!
Don't miss here! The buttermilk drops and red velvet are devine...also, make room for breakfast! Get here early for the shrimp, and make a point of the hot sausage & egg biscuit.
Very affordable donuts and a decent breakfast menu. Buttermilk drops are great. Only downside is the people begging outside the store.
BEST DONUTS IN THE CITY, BLACK OWNED AND FOOD IS DEFINITELY MADE FROM THE HEART.
It was all I wanted when I made it down from MN. I love buttermilk donuts. I didn't ask Siri I asked a few family and friends on where to go and they all said the Buttermilk Drop Shop. My jaw dropped when I finally made it through the door. I ordered a French toast with hot sausage and egg for 3.99 (Sunday SPECIAL...they have specials everyday). I ate 4 of them and enjoyed it.
I walked 3.5 miles to compensate for the calories I’d be consuming. It was worth every single step. If you’ve never had a freshly baked honey bun please do yourself a favor and try the honey bun at buttermilk drop. Words can’t describe it. I also tried the French toast smoked sauce egg and cheese sandwich and it reminded me of the ones my mom would make for me before school.
Try this place, might be the best bakery/doughnut shop I’ve ever been to!
Loving this place! Quiet and quick tasty food! Real home cooked food! Fresh baked!
A great place to grab the classic style McKenzie donuts that you enjoy. They also can do king cakes and serve breakfast.
The buttermilk drops are the best form of donut known to man. ESPECIALLY the red velvet variety! Also serve a nice meal of breakfast food. The home fries are amazing!
Everything was so good, I don't think I've ever had a better biscuit. The donuts are delicious too. The staff was friendly and the service was fast
I love this place. Everyone in there is so nice and friendly. Everything they serve is delicious!
We had business breakfast at 9 am that morning, but I wanted to try the shrimp and grits and the breakfast rice. We arrived at 7:30 am and both items were sold out. In this case, the early bird, most definitely gets the worm... 😔 I opted for the French toast, hash browns and bacon. And a ½ dozen of assorted pastries. After making my order, I looked back and to my surprise there was a very long line behind me. The French toast were a little overcooked but the hash browns were good. I'm a bit disappointed that I wasn't able to get what I wanted, but those twists made up for it. The pastries were DELICIOUS.
Buttermilk Drop is a awesome place with great food. I Came here everyday when I was pregnant and still come till this day. I must say, i was not feeling my powder Cream Donuts that I love from you guys. Overall. This place has great food and respectful customer services
Omg! Their donuts are delicious. Brought home a dozen buttermilk drops and an apple fritter and glazed twist. Purely delicious! Definitely a place I'd stop in at again!
I was terrified when I first walked in. Curb appeal isn't the strong suit, but THESE FREAKING DONUTS...! YO, this has to be a sin. Five stars all the way.
Good breakfast! Loved the hashbrowns. The only little thumbs down is the grits were too watery. The shrimp that was on top were bomb. The buttermilk drop biscuits were a hit. All the pastries thats on display will drive you nuts!! That's how yummy they look! We'll be back.
Donuts were fresh and tasty. Buttermilk drops were delicious. I made a pig of myself because I rarely eat donuts. The service was quick even though it was crowded. I have not tried their breakfast menu, but the food looks good and the aroma will make you hungry.
Buttermilk Drops were better than beignets. Also had the Seafood bowl which was very tasty. Definitely recommend visiting!
Amazing buttermilk drop donuts!! This place gets really busy but it's totally worth the wait. If you want to grab some shrimp be prepared for a really early breakfast ;)
I had a craving for donuts since yesterday. I purchased 2 buttermilk drop donuts, A glaze 🍩 and a glaze twist 🍩. Total price was 3.99$ I didn't want to spend that much; on donuts but hey. I don't buy donuts and it has been 6 months are longer since I bought donuts. Treats yourself don't cheat yourself, but don't over spend.
The buttermilk drops are definitely worth the visit - the dough is better than a regular donut. The shrimp and grits were my favorite - it came w/ eggs and seasoned hash/potato. Chicken and waffle had mixed reviews from my family.
The donut place had wonderful service, super nice young lady. The food place was ok - they forgot our order (wasn’t even busy...)
The glaze is disgusting and too sweet. The buttermilk drops are delicious, but the glaze donuts are nasty. Same with the twisted donuts. Im sure i would enjoy more if the glaze recipe wasn't too sweet and disgusting. Tastes' are better. Dont go here for donuts their breakfast is good enough.
1st time trying this place and the food was real good. I had the Hot Sausage Omelet and it was Awesome. Full off hot sausage and cheese. I think I'll try the French Toast Meal next time i visit.
We only had the buttermilk drops and breakfast biscuit sandwiches because we were on our way out of NOLA. Both were outstanding and we wish we could've tried more. Next time we visit we'll make sure to come back again
Prices are great. Service is fast. Atmosphere is about what you'd expect. One out of the three egg and cheese biscuits we got was some pretty weak effort though. I'm not sure there was even a whole egg on it. They also forgot our buttermilk drops. What did I come here for?
The buttermilk drops alone are a reason to stop by. But the breakfast omelets... They could easily be plated at the highest end restaurants and cost $60. They are just that good and beautiful.
This place is amazing. Donuts are so soft and always fresh. They run a special on Fridays for $5 for a dozen of glazed. They have another suite next door where they sell hot food that is also great. Highly recommended.
Their Buttermilk Drop donuts are fire! Best donuts I’ve ever had. I’m not much of a donut eater, but I had 2 at our employee meeting and was tempted to eat a third cause they were so good. I went for breakfast one day, and thought it was just ok. The biscuits were great, but nothing compares to those Buttermilk Drop donuts!
The service was excellent. I was not impressed with the appearance of the place. I don't know how the doughnuts tasted, but the chicken and waffles was really good.
Absolutely LOVE their breakfast sandwiches and the donuts. Such a great local spot!
This place is a heartache waiting to happen however they are delicious!
Devine! I'm glad it's not in my neighborhood. I would be there everyday. I have not tried the pastries, just hot food. Maybe next time I'll get something sweet as well. Shrimp omelet. Delicious!
Don't be afraid of the rough dude standing outside asking for change. He's harmless.
The buttermilk drops are awesome! Super moist and delicate. Only 80...read this and 140 more