PIRATES ALLEY CAFE is a full service café, that features food and fun in the traditional atmosphere; We are located in world famous Pirates Alley only a few feet from the St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest active church in the country, and the Cabildo, former center of government where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Subject of much legend and lore, it is known to have been a meeting place for pirates and scallywags, as well as for men of means who sought out their services. Locals purchased black market merchandise which was displayed along the Church fence, giving rise to the expression “fencing stolen goods.” Pirates Alley was also home to Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, and is one of the most painted and photographed tourist; destinations in the city. It’s famous lamp post at the intersection with Cabildo Alley, marks another historically significant spot. Standing beneath this lamp post you are in the closest proximity of Church, State and Bar in the world. Its appearance and character is ever changing, at times, as warm as a springtime morning courtyard, or as foreboding as a cold, dark, fog shrouded London Street.