The pretty-as-a-chocolate-box courtyard and fresh, straightforward local cuisine are Amelie’s calling cards; now it’s the place where Beyonce & Jay-Z dined quite publicly days after the scandalous Solange elevator beat-down. Amelie’s serves cafe standards with something for everyone to enjoy, like crab cakes or a goat cheese and beet salad, and local faves like a cochon de lait pork sandwich or grilled catfish with a kick. It’s an awfully nice, relaxing spot, calling loudly for a lemonade or mint julep, which might even entice the ladies (and men) who lunch to indulge in a slice of lemon doberge cake. We concur with that decision. (All that lovely old slate, brick, and greenery make this a popular wedding spot; they’re frequently closed for events). Reserve in advance for Sunday brunch. Of note for quick dining: offshoot Petite Amelie ★, a few doors down, offers a tasty array of prepared takeaway meals, soups, salads, cheeses, pastries and such via counter-service.