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Food and Drink

Come dine with the pelicans and the turtles! Acorn’s location overlooking City Park’s “Little Lake” makes it the ideal place to enjoy a nice meal. Our casual café uses local ingredients to create updated versions of familiar dishes. From the kale Caesar to the fried chicken sandwich, you’ll quickly discover that this menu is influenced by experienced chefs...the same chefs who run the kitchens of Dickie Brennan & Co.’s award-winning French Quarter restaurants. 

Good coffee is a must! That’s why we serve local roaster, French Truck’s coffee. From their signature iced coffee to a frothy latte, we have your caffeine needs covered.
Great beer and wine is also a must! We proudly serve a selection of canned beer from the best local breweries. These are complemented by a nice selection of artisan wines and gourmet wine cocktails – all available in a can. We can provide you with glassware of course, but the cans make it easy to take the drink to go in gorgeous City Park (don’t forget to recycle).

We Love Kids

We’re more than kid-friendly. Located in the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Acorn loves our littlest guests and provides them and their caregivers with an unparalleled dining experience. The Little Acorn menu is complete with all their favorites, many updated to provide increased nutritional value, without compromising taste.

Environmental Stewards

We have one planet, and we need to be responsible stewards of our environment for the next generations. Following the Louisiana Children’s Museums lead, we’re recycling, composting, and buying local whenever possible. 

We proudly use herbs from the Children’s Museums edible garden and donate our compost to The Composting Network. 

Help us keep as much as possible out of the landfills by following the directions on our bussing station signs.


Acorn is a peanut-free facility. However, we use the following ingredients in some of our dishes and beverages: tree nuts, soy, wheat and honey.

We take food sensitivities and allergies very seriously, and great care is taken to keep allergy-causing food separate from food that does not or rarely causes allergies. However, normal kitchen operations may involve some shared cooking and preparation areas, equipment and utensils, and the possibility exists for your food items to come in contact with other food products, including other allergens.

Despite our best efforts, please be aware that parts of your order may come in contact with allergens. Neither Acorn nor our employees assume any responsibility for a person’s sensitivity or allergy to any food item provided in our restaurants.

Our staff is routinely kept aware of the ingredients in our menu items. However, due to the individualized nature of food allergies and food sensitivities, customers’ physicians are best positioned to make recommendations for customers with food allergies and special dietary needs.