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Cafe du Monde

813 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA - (504) 581-2914
Café du Monde is the New Orleans coffee shop, and it has been for about a century and a half. It is always open, and the thing to have is cafe au lait accompanied by biegnets -- creole hole-less donuts that come hot and smothered with powdered sugar.
98% Approval Rating (74 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
beignets
cafe au lait

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Café du Monde is the New Orleans coffee shop, and it has been for about a century and a half. It is always open, and the characters you’ll meet here – any time of day, but especially at odd hours in the middle of the night – are among the Crescent City’s most ..."   [Read More]
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Sean Fluharty
November 08, 2004
"You would think that there's nothing spectacular about fried wedges of dough dusted heavily with powedered sugar, and I thought the same thing 15 years ago when I moved to Louisiana from Pittsburgh. Yet every time I'm in the Crescent City, I feel compelled to make a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

813 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA
(504) 581-2914

http://www.cafedumonde.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The signature dish of Cafe du Monde, and the great breakfast pastry of New Orleans: beignets, hot from the fry kettle and smothered with powdered sugar.
"The signature dish of Cafe du Monde, and the great breakfast pastry of New Orleans: beignets, hot from the fry kettle and smothered with powdered sugar."
Michael Stern





A friendly smile and warm beignet.
"A friendly smile and warm beignet."
Elise


Those are beignets the the background, accompanied by one dark roast coffee and one cafe au lait.
"Those are beignets the the background, accompanied by one dark roast coffee and one cafe au lait."
Michael Stern


A delicious mess!
"A delicious mess!"
Tamulator Nospam


A place to have history for breakfast (or any time of day)
"A place to have history for breakfast (or any time of day)"
Michael Stern


Customers eating beignets and drinking coffee are being serenaded by a trumpeter who frequently stops by early in the evening.
"Customers eating beignets and drinking coffee are being serenaded by a trumpeter who frequently stops by early in the evening."
Michael Stern


My parents took this on their wedding trip to NOLA!
"My parents took this on their wedding trip to NOLA!"
John Coon


Arrive breakfast-time and there will be a line stretching out a block or more in length.
"Arrive breakfast-time and there will be a line stretching out a block or more in length."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The dining area expands and contracts through the day and night as necessary, but there are ALWAYS people enjoying beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde.
"The dining area expands and contracts through the day and night as necessary, but there are ALWAYS people enjoying beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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