''Early risers (and late risers, too, particularly those on the mend) had reason to rejoice when chef James Leeming and wife Heather opened Coulis inside the old Bluebird Café in 2009. It’s a diner-style restaurant where a person can eat heartily for less than $10. The restaurant’s story took a tragic turn in 2011 when James passed away unexpectedly, but the chef’s presence can still be felt. That’s his photo on the wall, “Coulis” was the nickname he acquired while working at Commander’s Palace, and Heather still runs the place.'' -Brett Anderson Times-Picayune
We strive to serve downhome Southern food with a Latin twist. Eggs Benicio, a stack of cheddar-jalapeno corn cakes, pork debris and hollandaise-draped poached eggs, is one of the city’s best breakfasts. The pancakes are good, too. If you get the huevos rancheros, be sure to ask for them “Shaunna style.” Also for the lunch crowd you can't beat our take on the Cuban sandwich and our 1/2 lb. Angus Burger is always a pleaser.