Most people don’t even know that the New Orleans neighborhood, Navarre is even called that. They assume it’s a part of Lakeview or Mid-City right off the bat. It’s quiet, unassuming, and tucked away. While Navarre is mostly residential, there are some fabulous local businesses waiting for you to find them!
Located directly behind Delgado, Cafe Navarre has been serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner to neighborhood folks for 12 years. They are an order at the counter kind of spot, catering to residents and students in the area. Cafe Navarre has that “stick to your ribs” kind of comfort food. Hearty breakfast options, sandwiches, and salads are on their menu – plus, brunch on the weekends! Grab a spot outside to enjoy a bloody mary, or their most popular menu item, the roast beef po-boy.
Open for 3 years now, owner Emily Frischhertz is fully certified in TRX suspension training. With a bright and welcoming atmosphere, M Fit studios offers classes 4 days a week. Their classes allow for a customizable fitness program through the use of body weight exercises. M Fit shares this space with Pure Fitness & Yoga. They offer small group and private classes. From ages eighteen to eighty, they will work with you to meet your fitness goals. They even have a community class every other Friday at 9:30am that is open to a group of 10 people. Sign up through their website or download the MindBody app to connect.
This Navarre staple has been open since 1965. Lots-A-Luck is a sacred hangout for neighborhood folks since it’s off the radar. (And they like it that way!) Tucked away in a residential area, it’s easy to miss but worth the trip. They have a very laid back, chill atmosphere where everyone in the neighborhood is a regular. Cheap drinks, pool table, and TVs – they have everything you need. Lots-A-Luck is pup friendly and you’re free to bring in your own food. During Saints games, they grill out back on the patio. Just don’t forget to bring the potato salad for sharing!