Runway Cafe

at 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, 70126 United States

A New Orleans iconic vintage landmark returns..., Messina’s Runway Cafe is located inside the restored New Orleans art deco landmark, known as The Terminal at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. Runway Cafe offers traditional New Orleans cuisine created by Executive Chef Leon West served in an historical aviation setting. Open seven days a week, Runway Cafe offers a daily breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savor some New Orleans breakfast classics such as: Eggs Benedict, Eggs Hussard and Shrimp and Grits or try our signature homemade sweet potato biscuits. Lunch at Runway Cafe offers a diner-style menu with a daily, “Blue Plate Special” or indulge on Louisiana lump crab cakes, poboys, gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Join us for a unique breakfast or lunch experience on the Terminal runway at Runway Cafe...Legendary Aviators, Legendary Food. Open NOW!

Runway Cafe
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New Orleans , LA 70126
United States
Contact Phone
P: (504) 241-5300

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:00- 15:00
  • Tuesdays: 08:00- 15:00
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 15:00
  • Thursdays: 08:00- 15:00
  • Fridays: 08:00- 15:00
  • Saturdays: 08:00- 15:00
  • Sundays: 08:00- 15:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)

Company Rating

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Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are closed today for a private event . Come see us tomorrow for Chef Leon's Meatloaf Blue Plate Special. We will re-open tomorrow at regular business hours (8am - 3pm).

Published on 2014-12-16 15:45:31 GMT

We are so excited that the Cafe has been so well received in the first few months of opening. We never expected to see the volume of customers coming through our doors this weekend and are working on new ways to serve more and more of you in the best and most efficient way possible! Thank you for being patient with us while we grow our team!

Published on 2014-10-27 20:49:21 GMT

Happy Monday! It's Red Beans and Rice Day..For only $8.95 you get our red beans and rice with creole smoked sausage, collard greens, and cornbread! #blueplatespecial

Published on 2014-10-20 14:54:22 GMT

The perfect lunch for the gorgeous fall weather we are experiencing today? Our Gourmet Grilled Cheese and a Cup of the Chef's Gumbo of the Day (P.S. It's a go to lunch for our Sales Assistant Allison Ellzey!)

Published on 2014-10-14 14:28:21 GMT

Written by Caroline Ellzey, 13, for her speech class at NCS: ----------------------------- The Runway Cafe First, you're thinking am I really going to eat in an airport terminal? But then, you walk in. In the newly renovated New Orleans Lakefront Airport, you first see what looks like a huge ballroom. With a huge ceiling and vast terrazzo floors, you feel as if you should be wearing a big Cinderella gown. But then you look to your left and see a small room with tables and chairs with a sign that says, Runway Cafe. Your first thought: Is this really what it's all hyped up to be? Then, you enter The Walnut Room. The Walnut Room is a huge room that used to be a dance hall. Usually, this room is used for special occasions and grand events (catered by Messina's), but having connections always helps. You are lead to a smaller room with a bar and an amazing view that you instantly fall in love with. The huge soundproof windows line the walls from ceiling to floor. You see one small airplane take off and have to get your camera out. With the soft clicks from the camera and the smooth hum of the plane’s engine, you feel calm in this serene room. At first glance, the breakfast menu is odd. It has all kinds of crazy combinations that any thirteen year old would never think to put together. But, the Eggs Benedict is to die for. With the combination of eggs, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise sauce, it is impossible to resist. Without even looking at the plate, you can smell the eggs with a mixture of hollandaise sauce a mile away. The waitress puts the plate in front of you and you see a mixture of colors. The fluffy yellow eggs and crisp bacon sandwiched in a whole grain toasted English muffin. The hollandaise sauce is drizzled on top with orange slices on the side. Picking up the smooth silver fork off of the white tablecloth, you dig in. An explosion of eggs and bacon fill your mouth and you can't help but to smile. It’s really is all it’s hyped up to be and more. Sadly, you eventually reach the last bite. You savor it and chew very slowly, trying to make it last longer. The waitress comes back and hands you the check. You put the money on the table and are escorted out of the room. You reach the huge main room of the terminal and finally push open the doors, knowing that you will return again.

Published on 2014-10-10 15:11:46 GMT

What do we look forward to the most on Fridays at the Cafe? The Fried Catfish Blue Plate Special!

Published on 2014-09-12 15:00:59 GMT

We are closed today in observance of Labor Day. Come see us tomorrow for your favorite Runway Cafe dish.

Published on 2014-09-01 00:58:17 GMT

TGIF! Come celebrate the start of a long weekend with us at the Runway Cafe. Order the Blue Plate Special (Fried Catfish) or try a new dish!

Published on 2014-08-29 15:38:20 GMT

The Cafe will be closed today 7/16 for a special event, but will reopen tomorrow 7/17 at 8AM. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Published on 2014-07-16 15:43:14 GMT

We apologize in advance for our phone system being down. We hope to have the problem resolved as soon as possible.

Published on 2014-07-12 13:12:26 GMT

Don't forget: Our hours change beginning today! See you from 8AM-3PM!