The Shops at the Upper Pontalba



New Orleans School of Cooking 

504 St. Peter Street

The New Orleans School of Cooking features their best-selling, freshly-made pralines and a selection of local and regional culinary delights, starting with their famous “Joe’s Stuff” seasoning and continuing through their hand-made cypress roux spoons and other specialties. Items may be purchased individually or in a variety of gift packages to take with you or to ship worldwide.

 HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nola Foot Candy

510 St. Peter Street, (504) 252-9144

You’ll never get enough of Foot Candy! Delicious shoe styles from all over the world are waiting for you in Jackson Square! From your favorite designers to one of a kind items, you’ll leave Foot Candy wanting more!

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cella’s Boutique 

514 St. Peter Street

Cella’s Boutique is a fashion-forward women’s boutique specializing in excellent priced, high-quality clothing, along with unique and intricate jewelry. Also rich in accessories, it provides colorful scarves and fashionable footwear for every occasion!

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Muse Inspired Fashions

532 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-8738

This boutique clothing and accessory store is an outpost of the original, founded in Memphis in 2003 by stylista Lisa Doss. Muse caters to the design-conscious “Funky Diva and Metrosexual Male”, stocking a range of clothing, shoes and more from top designers and brands, including Desigual, Johnny Was, and Ryu. The store also carries the Virgin Saints and Angel’s line of handmade jewelry inspired by objects of religious iconography. 

HOURS: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


542 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-8443

Specializes in vintage statues, antique religious prints, one of a kind art and hand crafted items like Virgins Saints and Angels jewelry and Crossroads Pottery.


Ooh Lala 

524 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-7554

Looking for the perfect gift or souvenir? Ooh La La is a New Orleans gallery specializing in contemporary jewelry and art. Find playful, collectible pieces made with Swarovski crystals and Murano blown glass, fanciful Venetian masks, Judaica and more.

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.



A Simpler Time

518 St. Peter Street (504) 581-6612  

Nostalgic Art, Decor, Vintage Signs and Gifts


HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Chapel Hats

536 St. Peter Street, (504) 586-1188

Chapel Hats is your premier shopping destination for high quality men’s and women’s headwear.

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Rendezvous Linens & Lace 

522 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-0225

For 35 years, Rendezvous Linens & Lace has been New Orleans’ premier boutique for exquisite, handmade linen and lace children’s clothing. Using vintage, hand-embroidered lace (much of it made 20-40 years ago), Rendezvous creates one-of-a-kind and custom-made pieces, and specializes in christening gowns, Communion dresses, and caps for babies and toddlers. Delicate lace table runners, intricate doilies and other fine lace linens are also available. Items are hand-made locally, and custom orders can be completed in as little as two days. 

HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Fudgery 

631 Decatur Street
HOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


The Restaurants at the Upper Pontalba


The Corner Oyster House

500 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-2999

Situated on one of the busiest corners in the French Quarter, the Corner Oyster House lives up to its name and location – a sports bar/restaurant serving up fast, easy, casual New Orleans favorites to the crowds of visitors who flock to the landmarks and attractions in the historic Vieux Carre. The menu covers both American classics and local specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including po-boys, seafood platters, burgers, salads and the restaurant’s namesake oyster, served every which way (raw, fried, in shooters, cocktails and soups, and bacon-wrapped). The full-service bar offers a selection of beer, cocktails and house specialty frozen daiquiris. 

Cafe Pontalba

546 St. Peter Street, (504) 522-1180

Surrounded in floor-to-ceiling folding doors that open onto Jackson Square and offer direct views of St. Louis Cathedral, Café Pontalba is located on a prime corner at St. Peter Street and Chartres. The menu at Café Pontabla is heavy on New Orleans’ classic cuisine, from casual fried seafood po-boys, jambalaya and etouffee to local specialties, including barbecue shrimp, blackened alligator, and sautéed catfish topped with pecans. The restaurant’s full bar serves cocktails (including an eye-opener Bloody Mary), a selection of wines, and domestic and imported beers. 

PJ’s Coffee Shop

630 Chartres Street  (504) 267-4545

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, one of the pioneers of gourmet coffee in the U.S. We continue today what she started over 30 years ago, creating unique coffee blends and roasting the beans in small batches to maintain a flavorful and aromatic taste.  We travel the globe to hand-select the top 1% of coffee beans – from Sumatra to Ethiopia, from Columbia to Kenya – everywhere the best coffee grows. PJ’s Coffee offers coffee products through three different brewing methods; espresso, hot-drip and our unique cold-drip. We also offer a wide selection of healthy and delicious food options to include fresh fruit, muffins, scones, bagels, croissants and desserts.