Chef Scott Boswell is known for his restless, globe-trotting cuisine at Stella -with Stanley, he comes home to Louisiana. At this breakfast and lunch spot next to the cathedral on Jackson Square, Boswell cooks local fare with a chef’s touch. The Breaux Bridge Benedict includes Cajun boudin sausage and a Creole hollandaise, and desserts come from an old-fashioned soda fountain stocked with house-made ice cream. The window-lined corner room is always packed, though the hordes of tourists who drop in may not realise how much better Stanley is than other nearby options. That’s why the locals brave those crowds-they know the quality of Boswell’s cooking.